How do I get Safari to load?

Answered by Robert Dupre

To get Safari to load, there are several troubleshooting steps you can try. Here are 11 simple fixes that may help:

1. Test your internet connection: Make sure you have a stable internet connection by trying to load other websites or using another device.

2. Shutdown and restart your Mac: Sometimes a simple restart can resolve any temporary issues with Safari or your system.

3. Confirm using the correct URL: Double-check the website URL you are trying to access to ensure there are no typos or errors.

4. Remove site-specific data: Safari stores website data, including cookies and caches, which can sometimes cause loading issues. Go to Safari Preferences > Privacy > Manage Website Data, and remove any data related to the problematic website.

5. Change to Google DNS: DNS (Domain Name System) translates website names into IP addresses. Switching to Google DNS can sometimes improve connection and loading speeds. Go to System Preferences > Network > Advanced > DNS, and add the following DNS servers: and

6. Check Parental controls on sites: If you have parental controls enabled, make sure the website you’re trying to access isn’t blocked. Go to System Preferences > Parental Controls > Web, and adjust the settings accordingly.

7. Delete Safari caches and cookies: Clearing Safari’s caches and cookies can help resolve loading issues. Go to Safari Preferences > Privacy > Manage Website Data, and click “Remove All.”

8. Update Safari: Make sure you have the latest version of Safari installed. Go to the App Store, click on “Updates,” and install any available updates for Safari.

9. Disable Safari extensions: Third-party extensions can sometimes interfere with Safari’s functionality. Go to Safari Preferences > Extensions, and disable or remove any extensions you have installed, then restart Safari.

10. Reset Safari settings: If none of the above steps work, you can try resetting Safari to its default settings. Go to Safari Preferences > Privacy, and click on “Remove All Website Data.” Then, go to the “Advanced” tab and click on “Reset.”

11. Use a different browser: If all else fails, try using a different browser like Chrome or Firefox to see if the issue is specific to Safari.

These troubleshooting steps should help get Safari to load properly. If the problem persists, it may be worth contacting Apple support or seeking assistance from a professional.