How to Fix Safari Cannot Find Server on iPhone

Got an error “Safari cannot find server iPhone”? If you are seeking the ways to fix it then you are on the right page. In this guide, you will get to know several solutions that you can try to fix the common error that Safari browser shows.

By iMobie | Posted on: Sep. 26, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 11, 2018
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No matter on which iPhone model you are facing the Safari cannot connect to server iPhone error, solutions that we have mentioned in this guide are applicable for every iPhone model. Default Safari browser of iPhone many times unable to load some Webpages due to various reasons that you will get to know at the end of this article. Safari browser is the first preference for most of the iPhone users. There are some ways that can fix the common error of Safari and you can also try to be able to use your favorite browser hassle-free.

8 Solutions for Safari Cannot Connect to Server on iPhone

Solution 1: Check Internet Connection

Sometimes, due to your minor mistakes, you put yourself in big problems. So, check if you have enabled the Wi-Fi or cellular network from Settings. And also check if Airplane mode is not enabled. Even the very bad Internet connection causes Safari to load a webpage. So, whether you are using a Wi-Fi or mobile network, make sure that you have a good Internet connection before using Safari.

Solution 2: Recheck the Website URL

Entering a website address manually? Then, recheck the URL to make sure that it is 100% typed correctly. Even very small mistake can’t able to load a webpage or also refresh the page numerous times as it might be able to load the page.

Solution 3: Clear Safari Cache and Data

Checked internet connection, URL and nothing is wrong with them. But, still, getting a “Safari cannot find server iPhone”. Then, it might be the case that Safari browser is conflicting data from the previous browsing sessions. To fix this issue, you need to clear Safari website data and cache.

Step 1 Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone and then, move to the “Safari”.

Step 2 After that, tap on the “Clear History and Website Data”. Then, again open the Safari browser and load a webpage and check if the issue is fixed or not.

How to Fix Safari Cannot Find Server on iPhone

How to Fix Safari Cannot Find Server on iPhone

Solution 5: Use IP Address

You can also enter the IP address of the URL for searching it on Safari and if you don’t know its IP address, then you can use tool to find out it by its domain name from the Internet. If it works, then it’s indeed a DNS server problem that you need to fix it. In the next solution, we have discussed how you can do this.

Solution 6: Modify DNS Settings

Another reason why you are receiving “Safari cannot connect to server iPhone” error can be because you are not using reliable DNS server to load a webpage.  DNS is a domain name system which is used in loading webpage on the internet. It converts the webpage URL into the IP Address automatically as it is easy to remember domain name rather than IP address. That’s why the domain name system is invented. So, use Google DNS server which is more reliable and efficient to use. To check and modify DNS server, follow below simple steps on your iPhone.

Step 1 Launch the “Settings” app on your iPhone and then, move to the “Wi-Fi” option. After that, click on the icon that is next to the domain name as shown below.

How to Fix Safari Cannot Find Server on iPhone

How to Fix Safari Cannot Find Server on iPhone

Step 2 Thereafter, click on the “Configure DNS”. Then, if it is “Automatic”, then change it to the “Manual”. From “Add Server” option, add Google DNS server either or

How to Fix Safari Cannot Connect Server on iPhone

How to Fix Safari Cannot Connect Server on iPhone

Solution 7: Reset Network settings

Clear the cache and change DNS settings, but again encountered with Safari cannot connect to server iPhone issue. Then, reset the network settings  which will remove all the Wi-Fi passwords and even the DNS settings.

Step 1 Go to the “Settings” menu and then, “General”. After that, tap on “Reset” option to move forward.

Step 2 Eventually, tap “Reset Network Settings” and when the dialog box appears for confirmation of modifying the settings, then go for a reset.

How to Fix Safari Cannot Find Server on iPhone

How to Fix Safari Cannot Find Server on iPhone

Solution 8: Restart iPhone forcibly

The last solution that you can try is resetting your iPhone forcibly. This will solve many minor software issues which may cause Safari browser to show the server error. Here, we have mentioned the reset process for every iPhone model. You can do according to your iPhone model.

For iPhone 8 or earlier, or iPad, press and hold the Top (or Side) button until the slider appears. For iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, you need to press and hold the Side button and either volume button until the slider appears on screen.

The Bottom Line

In this article, there are all possible solutions that you can have to fix “Safari cannot find server iPhone” error easily. We hope solutions that we have complied may resolve this error from your iPhone model. You must also share this guide with your friends who are iPhone user to help them to resolve the error.


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