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With Safari, you will have just another day of internet surfing, googling, and browsing. The same as always, everything is grand– images are ok and resize, and rotation works. Safari stops, looks, and crashes when you scroll down or try to enter input on a form. Ultimately, so it was reloaded when a message pops up that “A Problem Occurred with this Webpage.” Now, every five seconds, Safari is currently and completely unusable as the page reloads.

A problem occurred with this webpage so it was reloaded

Because Safari keeps refreshing and reloading the web page you wish to view, this error message then prevents you from accessing the Internet. And if they indeed load at all, websites take a very long time to load.

Symptom Observations for problem occurred with this webpage

  • When using Safari’s Reader mode (the four lines at the left of the Safari search box), it seems to happen more often when adjusting page magnification with finger spread.
  • Occurs frequently when pinch-zooming a photo on a page
  • When there are network issues, browser issues, or problems with the page itself, this error will appear.
  • It occurs across a range of sites

It’s highly likely that there are issues with that particular site or page you are trying to visit, if you see this message when trying to load only certain websites or pages. Unluckily, if there is a problem with the website or page–other than letting the site owner know of the problem, it have not much which you can do. So they fix it.


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  1. By double pressing the Home button or swiping up on the Home Gesture Bar then swipe up on all open app previews, you will close all open apps
  2. By going to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data, clear your browser’s history and website data
  3. Reset your network settings by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings, you will reset your network settings
  4. Restart your device
    1. Until the red slider appears, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button
    2. To turn your device completely off, let’s drag the slider
    3. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again until you see the Apple logo after the device turns off.
  5. Perform a Forced Restart
    • Press Home and Power at the same time until you see the Apple logo on an iPhone 6S or below plus all iPads & iPod Touches
    • Until you see the Apple logo, press and hold both the Side and Volume Down buttons for at least 10 seconds for iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus
    • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Then press and quickly release the Volume Down button on an iPhone X or iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. Finally, until you see the Apple logo, press and hold the Side button.

Free Up Some Space

When iFolks have a lack of RAM or memory available on their iDevice, they frequently see this message. Safari gains more features which take resources, which reduces available RAM when iOS matures. And errors, page reloads are  likely to happen, when Safari is running low on RAM. For iPad 2 models and older iPads/iPhones/iPod Touches, which have a lot less RAM as newer models, this problem is especially true. By clearing out data you no longer need or use, your best bet is to free up some space on that device. Take a look at our article on clearing the clutter out of your iDevice which like apps that you don’t look at anymore, Messages that clutter your iMessage box, even music, photos, or videos to get more tips and step by step instructions.

View Your iDevice’s Free Internal Memory (RAM)

  1. Tap Settings From the Home screen
  2. Click General
  3. Click Storage (or Storage and iCloud for older iOS)

Many readers report that  they no longer encounter this error anymore “a problem occurred with this webpage after deleting a bunch of old stuff and data off their iPads or iPhone, so it was reloaded.”  For a test drive on your new streamlined iDevice, you give this tip a spin, free up some RAM, and take Safari