How to fix "this webpage was reloaded because a problem occurred" on a mac.
Safari is responsive and energy efficient, but it also comes with its own set of error messages which can be hard to diagnose.
What causes this error, possible fixes for "this webpage was reloaded...", always keep another browser handy.
Safari is a solid browser choice for Mac users because it's optimized to run well on Apple hardware and sip as little power as possible. That doesn't mean it's perfect, however, and web pages will crash from time to time.
So, what can you do about a problem web page?
This error can be caused by a number of issues, and it's hard to diagnose the exact cause. The most common causes are web pages that use significant resources, pages that consume a lot of physical memory, or incompatibilities with the current version of Safari you are running.
Often these errors occur sporadically, never to return again. The problem is worse when a particular website constantly causes the error to appear, which can result in Safari refusing to render it at all and showing an "a problem repeatedly occurred" error.
If the website in question is particularly demanding, users of older machines with limited resources may be more likely to encounter it. Due to the way Safari monitors how websites use your resources, it's not unusual to see the error even on new machines either.
You can always check your memory or CPU usage using Activity Monitor (search Spotlight or find it under Applications > Utilities) on the CPU and Memory tabs. Safari splits websites into separate processes, so if resources are to blame you should be able to tell here.
Related: How to See Which Program Is Using All Your CPU on Mac
The first thing you should check is that Safari is updated to the latest version under System Preferences > Software Update. Simply having the latest update for your version of macOS may not be enough, and you might need to upgrade your Mac to the latest version of macOS to get the latest version of Safari.
These sorts of problems can be diagnosed using settings only available in Safari's Develop menu. To enable the menu, click on "Safari" in the top-left corner of the screen then choose Preferences followed by the Advanced tab. Enable "Show Develop menu in menu bar" and return to the webpage in question.
Be aware that changing settings in the Develop menu may cause websites not to work properly. We recommend changing any settings back to default values when you're done using the problem website.
You can also try disabling any Safari plugins you have running or removing Safari extensions, too. As a last resort, enable "Block All Cookies" under Safari > Preferences > Privacy (but make sure you enable this setting again when finished so that other webpages function correctly).
It's not unusual to find out nothing you do will help, and that a certain website or web app is not compatible with Safari. The easiest fix in this instance is to simply use another browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox .
It's always a good idea to have another browser (or two) installed so that you have something to fall back on if you encounter problems with Safari. Broadly speaking though, Mac users should stick to Safari for its unbeatable speed and power efficiency.
Related: Why You Should Use Multiple Web Browsers
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Error: This webpage was reloaded because a problem occured
We have an application which is used for giving assessments. Questions in the assessments usually have some images/videos attached to the questions. However, while scrolling through images and using the zoom-in and zoom out functionality for images, webpage gets refreshed and gives Error: This webpage was reloaded because a problem occurred.
MAC OS: 10.13.2 Safari Version 11.0.2
This is happening on Safari browser only. Other browsers seem to work fine.
Can you please help what could be the issue and provide a solution? Let me know in case you need any specific details.
macOS High Sierra (10.13.2), Safari 11.0.2
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Mar 12, 2018 7:39 AM in response to ayushjini2
You might want to try updating to 10.13.3 and Safari 11.0.3 so you are running the most current software.
Safari/Preferences/Advanced - enable the Develop menu, then go there and Empty Caches. Quit/reopen Safari and test. Then try Safari/History/Show History and delete all history items. Quit/reopen Safari and test. You can also try try Safari/Clear History…. The down side is it clears all cookies. Doing this may cause some sites to no longer recognize your computer as one that has visited the web site. Go to Finder and select your user/home folder. With that Finder window as the front window, either select Finder/View/Show View options or go command - J. When the View options opens, check ’Show Library Folder’. That should make your user library folder visible in your user/home folder. Select Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db and move it to the trash.
Go to Safari Preferences/Extensions and turn all extensions off. Test. If okay, turn the extensions on one by one until you figure out what extension is causing the problem.
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[Solved] Safari: A Problem Repeatedly Occurred
Updated on Monday, July 10, 2023
Summary: This post tells an error reported by Safari when loading the page, including what it is, why it pops up on your Mac/MacBook and iPhone, and how to fix it.
Safari is the default browser across all Apple devices. Likewise, its handy cross-device sync functionality coupled with a stable and secure working environment tends to add more to its already rich collection.
However, certain web pages may cause Safari to crash. At this time, an error pops up on the screen informing you that a problem repeatedly occurred with the respective website.
After a brief introduction about Safari, here comes the question about what the error A Problem Repeated Occurred is. Why it pops up on your screen? How to fix it? Don't worry. Just keep reading and this post will give you the answer.
Table of Contents:
- 1. Why is Safari reported as 'A Problem Repeatedly Occurred'?
- 2. How to fix 'A Problem Repeatedly Occurred' on Mac/MacBook?
- 3. How to fix 'A Problem Repeatedly Occurred' on iPhone?
- 4. FAQ about A Problem Repeatedly Occurred
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Why is Safari reported as 'A Problem Repeatedly Occurred'?
If you are prompted with the A Problem Repeatedly Occurred error when trying to open a web page in Safari, you're asked to Reload Webpage but the same error message is displayed in a loop every time you click in the refresh option.
Most Mac users never have a problem with Safari, apart from the occasional slow-loading webpage. But it's a widespread issue affecting macOS Catalina users. The causes of that error can be difficult to identify, and therefore, it's not easy to decide what to do.
This error occurs when Safari is trying to load a webpage, but something is preventing it. And it can be caused by a number of issues. That something could be at the server end, such as poor coding on the page itself, but it is often due to a problem with Safari.
How to fix 'A Problem Repeatedly Occurred' on Mac/MacBook?
Although it's difficult to ensure the causes of this error, here are some ways for you to have a try.
To regain access to popular websites that fail to load because of this Safari error, you can apply the following troubleshooting methods.
Upgrade your Mac/MacBook
This error is common in the old version of macOS Catalina, but the latest version of Mac/MacBook is macOS Ventura released on October 24, 2022. So you can try to upgrade your Mac/MacBook's version and regain access to Safari to check if the error has been fixed.
- Click on the Apple menu and choose System Preference .
- Click Software Update .
Check if there's any update available. If it has, click Update Now or Restart Now to update your Mac/MacBook .
Check for Safari updates
If there is an update available for Safari, you should install it. Safari updates are provided with macOS updates. And the new version may fix some errors that come with the old version.
- Click the Apple menu .
- Choose System Settings . (Or you can open it in the Dock .)
- Click General > Software Update .
- Click on More Indo… to select Safari.
Check the update, and if there is an update available, install it.
Open the other websites
Open the other websites to check if the same error still pops up. If they are, you can take the other instructions to fix this error. If not, the problem may be with your Wi-Fi network or broadband connection. Change the Wi-Fi connection or check for the broadband connection and try to reload the page to check if the error has been fixed.
Close browser tabs you are not using
The opening browser tabs are occupied lots of RAM and CPU cycles because they continuously update. And a cause of pages failing to load can be a lack of RAM and CPU cycles. You can try to close the browser tabs you are not using and reload the page to check if the same error still pops up.
Clear Safari cookies and cache
Sometimes, cached files can make a webpage reload because an error occurred. So the best thing to do is to clear cache and cookies in Safari. Here's how:
- Click the Safari icon on the left upper of the screen.
- Choose Settings… (or you can press Command + Comma (,) on the keyboard) in the pop-up menu.
- Select Privacy in the top menu.
- Click Manage Website Data .
- Choose all cache and cookies in the list.
- Click Remove All .
After these steps, you can try to reload the webpage to check if the error has been fixed.
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Disable or remove extensions
If you have extensions, try to disable or remove extensions and then reload the webpage. If you have enabled the Develop menu, click Develop and choose Disable Extensions.
- Click the Safari icon on the left corner of the screen.
- Click Extensions in the top menu.
- Choose the extensions and then click Uninstall .
After that, reload the webpage to check whether the error has popped up again. If you do really need these extensions, you can re- enable these extensions after you have totally fixed this error.
- Click Security in the top menu.
Disabling Java Scripts might hurt some sites, especially the ones rich in GUI. So you would have to decide on this trade-off accordingly.
Now verify if the Problem repeatedly occurred error in Safari has been fixed or not.
How to fix 'A Problem Repeatedly Occurred' on iPhone?
Sometimes, this error A Problem Repeatedly Occurred could not only occur on Mac/MacBook but also on iPhone. Fortunately, it's easier to fix it on iPhone. Here are three ways to fix A Problem Repeatedly Occurred error on your iPhone.
- Change the network connection.
- Restart your iPhone.
- Disable Safari extensions. ( Settings > Safari > Extensions )
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FAQ about A Problem Repeatedly Occurred
The error occurs when Safari is trying to load a webpage, but something is preventing it.
Update your Safari or your Mac/MacBook. Or else, you can take the way referred in the article.
Eudora Liu is a new technical editor at iBoysoft. After professional training, she is able to write instructional articles about macOS and Windows and solve related problems.
Jessica Shee is a senior tech editor at iBoysoft. Throughout her 3 years of experience, Jessica has written many informative and instructional articles in data recovery, data security, and disk management to help a lot of readers secure their important documents and take the best advantage of their devices.
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