Safari not loading pages on iPhone 12 / 12 Pro? Fix


A lot of iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max users are reporting a problem with Safari browser in which they are not able to load any pages in the browser. The internet is connected and everything is working fine, but Safari won’t load anything. The browser just returns a blank page when a website is search or opened. Safari is having problems in connecting to the internet. The browser shows a blank white page. if you find iPhone 12 not loading web pages, you have come to the right place. In this article I will tell you ways to fix Safari won’t load pages on iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max.

iPhone 12 users face different kinds of problems related to Safari. Some see a blank, white page and others get errors like ‘Safari cannot open the page because iPhone isn’t connected to the internet,’ or the browser freezes and crashes without loading any page.

if you are also facing the same problem, the following fixes will help you resolve all kinds of problems related to Safari not loading pages on iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max. Let’s get started.

Fix Safari Won’t Load Websites, Pages in iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro

Here is how to fix it when Safari does not open webpages on iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max:

1. Restart your iPhone and Router

To start the troubleshooting process, restart your iOS device. Also, reboot your router if you are using Wi-Fi. In case you are connected via cellular data, please turn it off for a few seconds and turn it on again.

See also: iPhone 12 Pro Wi-Fi Not Working, Slow, or Dropping Out?

Pro tip: You should also inject the SIM card from your phone for a while.

2. Check your network connection

Next, verify whether the issue is with Safari alone or not. For that, check if other apps are working on your iPhone 12. If you cannot connect to the internet using other apps, then the problem is with your network connection. Switch to mobile data from Wi-Fi or vice versa.

See also: iPhone 12 no service?

3. turn airplane mode on and off

Another way to troubleshoot issues due to network connections is to put your device in Airplane mode. That will turn off and refresh all network connections. To enable Airplane mode on your iPhone 12, launch Control Center and tap on the Airplane mode icon. Alternatively, go to Settings and enable Airplane mode. Keep it on for a few seconds, and then turn it off.

4. Turn off VPN

Are you using any VPN on your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro? If yes, disable it for a while and see if you can open web pages through Safari.

5. Update your apps and iOS

Before you try the fixes below, we would suggest you update the Safari browser from App Store. Often there is a bug in the app or phone’s software. So you should look for any available software updates and install them. To check for the phone’s software, head to Settings > General > Software update.

6. Check cellular data settings

If you can load Safari pages on Wi-Fi, but pages do not load on cellular data, you must check mobile data settings. To do this, head to Settings > Cellular data/Mobile data. Scroll down and make sure the toggle next to Safari is green. If it’s off, turn it on.

See also: iPhone 12 cellular data not working?

7. Check Content restrictions

If you find iPhone 12 not loading web pages, check to see any content restrictions are enabled. To do this, head over to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions. If the Content & privacy restrictions toggle on the next screen is turned off, skip this fix and jump to the next one.

In case it is on, scroll down and tap on Content Restrictions. Go to Web content and select Unrestricted access.

8. Turn on JavaScript

You should check if the Safari browser has permission to use JavaScript. For that, open Settings on your iPhone 12 and head to Safari > Advanced. Turn on the switch next to JavaScript.

9. Clear cache and browsing data

This is one of the fixes that has solved the iPhone 12 Safari not loading issue for many users. To do this, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Start the Settings app on your iPhone 12 and go to Safari.

Step 2: Scroll down and press on Advanced.

Step 3: Tap on Website data. Scroll down and hit Remove all website data.

Step 4: Restart your iPhone and see if the web pages are now loading. If you are still experiencing problems, come back to Settings > Safari. Scroll down and tap on Clear History and Website data. Confirm when asked. This will delete all your browsing history and other browsing data from all the Apple devices using the same iCloud account.

10. Reset network settings

Often the problem of safari not opening web pages on iPhone 12 happens due to some problematic network setting. You can fix this by resetting network settings. This will not erase your personal data. Only settings like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc., will be reset to their default values. You will need to set them up again.

To reset network settings on your iPhone 12, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset network settings.

11. Disabled Content blockers

If you have installed any content blocker on your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro, you should try disabling it for a while. To do this, head to Settings > Safari > Content Blockers. Disable all of them and see if you can load pages now.

You should also try disabling various Safari experimental features one-by-one. To do this, head to Settings > Safari > Advanced > Experimental features.

12. Change Wi-Fi DNS

Sometimes, the issue happens to a wrongly configured DNS server. You should change it to Google DNS and see if websites open in the Safari browser.

To do so, follow these steps:

Step 1: Start the Settings app and tap Wi-Fi.

Step 2: Tap on the (i) icon next to the problematic Wi-Fi. Tap on Configure DNS.

Step 3: If Automatic is selected, tap on Manual > Add server. Enter, remove existing ones, and hit Save. If Manual is selected, tap on Automatic.
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  1. I got a new iphone13 pro and some safari pages don’t load properly. is really bad. Sometimes it works to turn phone horizontal but most times not.

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