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Safari Not Working/Crashes/Freezes on iPhone and iPad? Here Are Some Quick Fixes

8 Tips: How to Fix Safari Not Working on iPhone/iPad or iOS 12/11/10: You know, Apple will release the iOS 12 next September. The new iOS 12 update will bring new features like Animoji. At the same time, the new update can bring new problems or bugs. In this article, we’ll talk about the Safari issues that you might encounter after updating to iOS 12 or iOS 11.4.1, and give you some basic tips for fixing “Safari does not work” on iPhone iPad.

After updating iOS 11 last year, iOS users have already reported issues with Safari, such as the Safari content blocker does not work, Safari often hangs and the web interface is broken in application After a long time, I found that Safari was not working on my iPhone the other day. The web browser seemed to be plagued by too many problems. Sometimes it hangs immediately when it is launched. Other times, he was completely frozen and did not seem to react at all.

Having first ignored the problems for a few days, I had to look for a solution to solve the problem as it became more and more difficult to continue. As I had already met, I knew the kind of stuff that could save me. This time, the thing that saved my sinking boat was the software update. I wish you did not have to go that far in troubleshooting the problem! Safari does not work on iPhone or iPad Running iOS 11? Possible Solutions

Fix iPhone Safari Problems

Change A Different Network

If your safari becomes empty or accidentally breaks down on your iPhone iPad or iPod touch after updating iOS 11.4.1 or iOS 12, you can try switching networks and try again. Make sure your device is connected to the Internet, regardless of the Wi-Fi or cellular network. If you are using Wi-Fi, check if your router is connected to the Internet and the DNS settings are correct.

Reset network settings

Sometimes the Safari problem can be caused by incorrect network settings. Therefore, you can try to fix your Safari problem by resetting all the default network settings. To reset the network settings, simply go to Settings> General> Reset> Reset Network Settings. Note that this method will delete all Wi-Fi connection information. Therefore, after resetting the network settings, you must re-enter the password to connect Wi-Fi.

Restart your iOS device

If the last time you restarted your iOS device has expired a long time, you can try turning off your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch completely to fix your iOS 11/12 Safari problem. This way, all the processes on your device will be closed and the iOS memory will be completely released, which is useful to allow your iPhone Safari to function normally.

When using cell phones, make sure you have allowed the web browser to access the data. You may have disabled access to the data and forgotten. Open Settings app on your iOS device → Cellular → Scroll down and make sure the switch next to Safari is on .

If that was the case, you have already corrected the obstacle

Clear Safari History and the site data

Another solution that I suggest you try is to clean Safari. Maybe you have not deleted the cached files for a long time, and the addicts have accumulated to become problematic for the web browser. A thorough cleaning could solve the problem. If you want to fix your slow Safari and improve its performance on iOS 10, iOS 11 or iOS 12, it can be useful to clean the cache, cookies and history. To delete the history and data from the website, go to Settings> Safari> Clear website history and data. But note that you will lose all browsing history, login data, theme selection, preferences, and other custom items.

  1. Open Settings app → press Safari
  2. Then, press Clear History and Website Data and confirm
  3. Next up, force restart your device.

How To Force Restart

On your iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus: Press and release the volume up button quickly, press and release the volume down button. Then press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

On your iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold the volume down button and the side button at the same time.

On your iPhone 6s or earlier and iPad: Simultaneously press the ON / OFF button and the home button and hold it down.

Once your device is restarted, launch Safari. It should work perfectly.

Reset your iOS device to factory settings

If you still have trouble repairing Safari on your iOS device, try resetting your device to the factory settings. Keep in mind, it will get rid of all the existing settings and login details of the site, but your media and your data will remain intact.

  1. Open the Settings → General → Reset application.
  2. Now press Reset all settings and confirm.
  3. Once your device is reset to the default settings, the problem must be resolved. If so, wonderful! However, if the problem persists, proceed to the next solution.

Update your device

The software update is almost always filled with many bugfixes and performance improvements. Therefore, it is worth updating the device to the most recent iOS version. Just make sure your iPhone has enough juice (at least 50%) and connected to the Wi-Fi network.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iOS device → General.
  2. Now press Software Update. Then tap Download and install.

In ten out of ten cases, updating can eliminate this problem. I hope it stayed true to the reputation.

Restore your device

No solution yet? Restore your device as new or from a previous backup. Known to be a nuclear solution, I hope it will do the work for you.

Downgrading from iOS 12 to iOS 11

If you have traveled this far, the problem could be due to an unfortunate bug. Therefore, it would be better to upgrade from iOS 12 to iOS 11, if you want to get an immediate respite from this problem.


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

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