3 Ways To Fix Safari When the Server Stopped Responding

by Afam Onyimadu
Afam Onyimadu
Afam Onyimadu
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The Safari browser is one of the most sophisticated internet access options; however, people have sometimes encountered the problem where Safari could not open the page because the server stopped responding.

While tech always requires troubleshooting from time to time, many users of this browser love it because it has a good privacy and security rating.

Additionally, Safari’s integration capabilities are a significant plus. It seamlessly syncs across your Apple devices and allows for a seamless in-browser Apple Pay integration.

In this article, we will be looking at its nonresponding issue and recommending the best fixes.

While it is an Apple browser, Windows users can also download and install the Safari browser.

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What does it mean when Safari says the server stopped responding?

Safari cannot open the website because the server cannot be found, as stated in the introduction, a common issue that Safari users encounter. It is not, however, without reason.

Here are some of the reasons:

  • Internet access is limited.
  • An incorrect website address or a URL, including misspellings and command mistakes
  • A filled cache needing cleaning
  • An outdated browser
  • Issues with the Domain Name Server (DNS)

Regardless of the course, the fixes discussed below should help you get back on track using your Safari browser.

Let’s get to it.

What to do when Safari could not open the page because the server stopped responding?

1. Verify you have a working internet

The first step is to examine your internet connection to ensure it is operational and enabled. This is true even if the server stopped responding on iPhone 13, Macs, iPads, and pretty much anything else.

If the device or PC is not connected to a working internet, you will get a message that reads Safari Can’t Open the Page every time.

First, ensure you have a working and adequate internet connection; this is frequently the cause of problems. Also, you can try loading other websites or using different internet services to verify this. 

2. Verify you have the correct address

  1. Click on the address bar and confirm the URL entered.
    safari could not open the page because the server stopped responding
  2. If it is not correct, edit it, and hit Enter.

Another cause of the error message –  Safari could not open the page because the server stopped responding – is an incorrectly typed URL.

You may repair this by double-checking the URL to ensure it is correctly entered.

The page may not open due to a minor issue such as missing a letter or a symbol. So, manually type in the URL and see if the page loads this time.

3. Clear the browser cache

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. Select the Safari menu at the top left corner, and from the options, select Preferences.
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  3. Click on the Privacy option and the Manage Website Data option.
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  4. At the bottom of the displayed pop-up, select Remove All.
  5. Click done, relaunch the browser, and see if the issue is fixed.

Suppose the error persists after you’ve checked your URL and the internet connection; the issue may be with your browser. For example, your browser’s cache may be complete, and data from previously visited sites are conflicting. 

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If Safari could not open the page because the server stopped responding to iPad or iPhone, these fixes would still work even though the UI would differ.

This is one of the few errors you will face using the Safari browser. We have not given these fixes in any particular order but recommend you double-check your internet connection before venturing to other remedies.

We hope you find the fixes discussed in this helpful article. Please let us know in the comments.

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