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Nothing Is Loading on iPhone (Causes, How to Fix)

As an iPhone user, I know the frustration of when nothing seems to be loading. Whether it’s a website, an app, or even just a text message, it can be incredibly frustrating to not be able to access the information you need. After doing some research and testing, I’m here to share what I found out about why this issue occurs and how to fix it. In this blog post, I’ll explain the common causes of why nothing is loading on an iPhone and provide step-by-step instructions for fixing the issue.

You might be dealing with an internet connection problem that is causing your phone not to load apps and data. It can be a problem with a specific app or a software glitch. Luckily, all these problems can be fixed easily to get your iPhone working well again. 

IssuePossible CausesSolutions
Nothing Loading on iPhoneInternet connection problemCheck internet connection, disable “optimize storage”
Problem with a specific appClose and reopen app, delete and reinstall app
Software glitchReboot iPhone
Nothing Loading on SafariProblem with internet connectionSwitch to a different internet connection
VPN settingsTurn off VPN or adjust settings
Software glitchReboot iPhone
Browsing dataClear browsing data in Safari settings
iPhone Stuck on Loading ScreeniOS update issueRestart iPhone, contact Apple customer service
Jailbreaking attemptRestart iPhone, contact Apple customer service
Data transfer from one iPhone to anotherRestart iPhone, contact Apple customer service

Why Is Nothing Loading on My iPhone and How to Fix It?

If your iPhone isn’t loading any of its apps and data, don’t panic. It’s most likely a minor issue that can be solved with a reset.

Here are three common reasons that can cause your iPhone to not load:

  1. An Internet Connection Problem

Depending on what you’re trying to load, it can actually be an internet connection problem. For example, you might have the “optimize storage” feature enabled on your iPhone.

This feature allows your phone to save all your files and photos directly to iCloud. Therefore, you need an active internet connection to load them.

To check whether you have this feature on, go to “Settings’’ and click on your name. Select “iCloud”, then “Photos”. Here you can see whether you have the “Optimize iPhone Storage” feature checked.

This is a good feature to help you with storage problems on your phone. However, if you’re really annoyed with the loading problem and you don’t always have WiFi or cellular data available, then disable it.

  1. A Problem With a Specific App

The problem might be with that specific app you’re trying to load. Try closing the app and opening it one more time.

If this doesn’t work, delete the app entirely and re-download it. It might just be a glitch in the app that you can fix by deleting and reinstalling it.

You can also check on the internet whether there’s an overall issue with the app. Maybe it’s a common problem with all app users—not just you.

  1. Software Glitch

As with most phone problems you face, a simple rebooting can be the answer. The whole loading problem can just be a software bug.

By simply rebooting your iPhone, you can fix that software glitch. 

What to Do if Nothing Is Loading on Safari?

What if you can load apps and data on your iPhone, but can’t load websites or web pages? This means that the problem is with Safari.

While there isn’t a certain reason Safari sometimes decides to malfunction, there are a couple of things you can do to fix it:

  1. Switch to a Different Internet Connection

Try connecting to another WiFi connection and see if it loads. The problem could be with your internet in the first place.

If that’s not applicable, turn on your cellular data. 

  1. Turn Off Your VPN

Some apps and websites prevent you from loading specific content if you have your VPN on. So, check your VPN settings and see if it’s the one blocking your Safari from loading.

Alternatively, you can just turn it off entirely.

  1. Reboot Your iPhone

Again, rebooting your iPhone can be the answer to many problems you face with your phone. 

It’s most likely that the problem is due to a software bug and a simple reboot will fix it.

  1. Clear the Browsing Data on Your iPhone

It’s a good idea to delete browsing data from time to time to enhance the performance of Safari. It could also help with your loading problem.

You can clear your browsing data by selecting “Clear History and Website Data”. You can find this in “Safari” from the “Settings” menu.

Why Is My Phone Stuck on the Loading Screen?

This problem mostly happens when you’ve just updated your iOS system. It could also be because you tried to jailbreak your iPhone.

You can face the same problem after you’ve just transferred your data from one iPhone to another.

Restarting your iPhone is the first solution to think of when this happens. If it doesn’t work, contact Apple customer service and see what solutions they have for you.

Expect that they might ask you to put your iPhone in recovery mode. So, hopefully, you have everything backed up on iCloud.


Nothing is loading on iPhone is a common problem and there is no need to panic. Hopefully, our guide helped with this problem.

If nothing in our guide works in your situation, you might have a bigger underlying issue. That’s when you need to take a trip to the nearest Apple store and see what they can do for you.