Safari Not Working on iPhone iPad After iOS Update? Here’re Solutions

Your Safari is not working on your iPhone or iPad after updating to iOS 11.4.1 or iOS 12? Read this tutorial to get some tips to fix this problem. Also supports iOS 10.

By iMobie | Posted on: Sep. 12, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 12, 2018
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You know, Apple is going to release the iOS 12 to public this September. The new iOS 12 update will brings some new features like Animoji. At the same time, the new update may bring new problems or bugs. In this post, we will talk about Safari problems that you may meet after updating to iOS 12 or iOS 11.4.1, and offer some basic tips to fix “Safari not working” on iPhone iPad.

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After updating iOS 11 last year, iOS users have ever reported some Safari issues, such as Safari content blocker doesn’t work, Safari crashes often and Website interface is broken in Safari app on Apple phone.

Safari Not Working in iOS 11 from Some Users on Twitter

Safari Not Working in iOS 11 from Some Users on Twitter

Actually Safari problem is one of common iOS problems. You’ll know this if you are one of old iOS device users who have been using iPhone iPad for years. Surely, to fix this iPhone app not working issues, there are some basic tips every iOS user could have a try. Now let’s check them.

1. Change A Different Network

If your safari goes blank or accidentally crashes on your iPhone iPad or iPod touch after iOS 11.4.1 or iOS 12 update, you can try to change a different network and try again. Make sure that your device is well connected to the Internet, no matter Wi-Fi or Cellular Network. If you are using Wi-Fi, check if your router is connected to Internet and DNS settings are correct.

2. Reset Network Settings

Sometimes the Safari problem may be caused by incorrect Network settings. Therefore, you can try to fix your Safari issue by resetting all Network settings to default. To reset network settings, just go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Notice that this method will remove all Wi-Fi login info. Therefore, after you reset Network settings, you have to re-enter password to connect Wi-Fi.

3. Clear Safari History & Website Data

If you want to fix your slow Safari and improve its performance in iOS 10, iOS 11 or iOS 12, cleaning out cache, cookies and history may be helpful. To remove all history and website data, just go to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data. But notice that you will lose all browsing history, login data, theme selection, preferences and other customized.

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4. Restart Your iOS Device

If it has been a long time since you last restarted your iOS device, you can try a fully power off on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to fix your iOS 11/12 Safari problem. In this way, all processes on your device will be closed and the iOS memory will be completely released, which is helpful to let your iPhone Safari work in normal .

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The Bottom Line

The basic tips we list above may not be helpful for fixing your “Safari Not Working” in iOS 11 or iOS 12. Sometimes you have to wait for the next iOS update to fix your issues and bugs. And Apple allows you to report any iOS bugs to its support team. In the end, if you are fed up with the bugs in the current iOS version, you can follow our tutorial to downgrade to previous iOS version.


Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.