How to Fix Safari Not Opening Sites on iPhones [Solved]

Safari is the default browser on all iPhones, developed by Apple. Even though Safari is considered the best browser for iPhones, it also comes with some set of problems.


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These days we are getting reports from many iPhone users that they are not able to open any websites on the Safari browser on their iPhones. Whenever they try to open a site, it just simply impossible to access it on the Safari browser.

There could be several reasons behind this issue and they are listed below.

  • A poor internet connection on your iPhone
  • Wrong DNS Settings
  • Corrupted website data in Safari.
  • Restrictions are enabled for the websites on iPhones.

After analyzing these points above, we have gathered a little information on this and retrieved a bunch of solutions that might help the users in resolving this issue and be able to access all websites on Safari on their iPhones.

Preliminary Fixes

Check for the Internet connection

Most of the time, users tend to think that there must be something wrong with their iPhones or the application that is causing an issue. Whereas the real reason might be the internet connectivity on their iPhones which is much needed to run the application.

So you have to make sure you have a stable internet connection. To do so, open the Youtube application once and see if you are able to access any videos. If you detect that it is an internet connection problem then please disconnect the Wi-Fi signal and restart the router. Then connect it back. If you are using cellular data, then turn off the mobile data and switch it back on and check if it is solved.

If this did not resolve the issue, then try other solutions given below in this article.

Fix 1 – Remove All Websites Data in Safari

Sometimes, there will be many websites data accumulated on the iPhones and gets corrupted rarely. But this can cause this issue of not loading the websites on Safari. So we recommend removing all the website data in safari on your iPhone using the steps below.

Step 1: Go to the Settings page on your iPhone.

Step 2: Scroll down the settings page and choose the Safari option by tapping on it as shown below.

 

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Step 3: Then at the bottom of the Safari page, tap on the Advanced option once.

 

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Step 4: Now tap on the Website Data option to open its page.

 

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Step 5: Wait for a few seconds till it loads all the websites data on the page.

Step 6: At the bottom, tap on the Remove All Website Data option once.

 

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Step 7: Again tap on the Remove Now option on the confirm window as shown in the below screenshot.

 

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Step 8: After removing all the websites data, check if you are able to load any website on Safari on your iPhone.

Fix 2 – Change the DNS Server Address

When the DNS server address is changed due to some reasons, then it will create problems like the one mentioned above in this article. Let us try changing the DNS server address to Google’s public server using the steps explained below.

Step 1: Firstly, open the Settings page on your iPhone by tapping on the Settings icon from the home screen as shown below.

 

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Step 2: Next, go to the Wi-Fi option by tapping on it as shown below.

 

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Step 3: Tap on the “i” symbol next to the Wi-Fi network you are connected to your iPhone.

 

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Step 4: Scroll down the Wi-Fi network page to the bottom and tap on the Configure DNS option once.

 

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Step 5: If it is set to Automatic, tap on the Manual option as shown in the below screenshot.

 

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Step 6: Now tap on the Add Server and type 8.8.8.8 in the textbox above the Add Server option as shown in the below screenshot.

Step 7: Once done, just tap on Save in the top right corner of the page.

 

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Now that the DNS server settings have been changed, you can check if the problem got resolved or not.

Fix 3 – Disable the Restrictions on iPhone

In order to control the unwanted adult content websites from getting loaded on any browser, users might have enabled the restrictions on their iPhones. So if the restrictions are enabled, please disable the restrictions on the iPhone using the steps below.

Step 1: Open the Settings page on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go to the Screen Time option by tapping on it once as shown below.

 

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Step 3: Next, choose the Content & Privacy Restrictions option by tapping on it once as shown below.

 

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Step 4: Now tap on the Content Restrictions option once.

 

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Step 5: Select the Web Content option as shown in the below screenshot.

 

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Step 6: Now make sure you have selected Unrestricted from the menu as shown below.

 

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Step 7: This will allow the users to access all types of websites on most browsers on their iPhones.

 

 

 

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