How to Fix “WebKit encountered an internal error” on iPhone

How to Fix “WebKit encountered an internal error” on iPhone

Are you getting the “WebKit encountered an internal error” on your iPhone?

This known bug prevents the Safari browser app on iPhone from loading webpages.

The WebKit error message can come from many issues with your iOS software. In this article, we’ll walk you through all the possible fixes.

Restart your iPhone or iPad

To solve this problem, there are a few things you can try. You can begin by restarting the iPhone or iPad.

  1. Press the power button and the volume up button until you see “slide to power off.”
  2. Drag slider to turn off your device.
  3. Wait about 20 seconds and press on the power button until you see the Apple logo.

Now that you have restarted your iPhone, try opening up Safari again and loading the website you were trying to access before this error occurred.

If everything works out well for you, great!

You may now continue using web apps without fear of encountering another “WebKit internal error” message!

Force quit Safari

You can force quit Safari from the App Switcher on your iPhone.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen. You should see a list of opened applications.
  2. Swipe right or left to find the Safari app.
  3. Swipe up on the app to fully close it.

Disable HTTP/3

Some iOS users have reported seeing this error only when the HTTP/3 protocol is enabled.

To disable this newly added feature, you can go to Parameters > Safari > Advanced > Experimental Features > HTTP/3.

Reset network settings

If nothing helped and you’re still seeing the Webkit error message, the last resort is resetting your iPhone’s network settings.

To do so, go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset Network Settings. You have to enter the passcode of your device if prompted before you can continue with the reset process.

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