Fix “Application Error: A Client-side Exception has Occurred” in Safari

Apr 18, 2023 - 16 Comments

Safari error

Occasionally, when browsing the web you may see a website fail to load or interrupt with an error message that says “Application error: a client-side exception has occurred (see the browser console for more information).”

Let’s dive into what this error message means, and how to fix it in Safari, whether you’re on a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or otherwise.

What does the “Application error: a client-side exception has occurred” error message mean?

Typically if you see the “Application error: a client-side exception has occurred” error message in Safari, it is because there was a problem with the code behind the webpage or web application you are attempting to use. As this is a client-side error message, that means the error is occurring with the web browser itself, and not on the remote server that is hosting the site or webapp.

Most often, you’ll see an “Application error: a client-side exception has occurred” in Safari if the webpage you are trying to load has some issue with JavaScript code, or perhaps compatibility issues with the browser you are using and the webpage itself.

You may see this error message in Safari on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

How to Fix the “Application error: a client-side exception has occurred” Error in Safari

To resolve the “Application error: a client-side exception has occurred”, you can try one of the following tricks to troubleshoot the error and get things working again.

  • Clear the browser cache, cookies, and site data for the specific URL displaying the error
  • Disable content blocking browser extensions or plug-ins
  • Update the web browser to a newer version
  • Temporarily disable JavaScript and reload the web page throwing the error message
  • Use a different web browser and access the web site again

The latter trick, using a different web browser, is often the easiest immediate solution. For example, if you experience the “Application error: a client-side exception has occurred” error message on Safari on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you may try using the Chrome web browser available for those same devices, and accessing the website or web app again with Chrome.

This is a frequently reported problem and error message that many users may eventually experience throughout their web browsing experiences, so don’t be totally shocked if you ever see it. Just remember to keep your web browser up to date, to clear cache/cookies when experiencing a problematic webpage, or use an alternate web browser.

There are many other web browser choices out there, from Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Brave, and many others.

Often the JavaScript code that is throwing the error message in your browser will be updated to resolve the issue in time as well, as web developers test out browser and versions, and bugs are reported to them. Keep that in mind as well, as it’s unlikely to be a permanent issue with a particular webpage, website, or web app. You may be able to push that along yourself by directly contacting the developer(s) or support team of the website or web app you are attempting to use, and providing them with information about your device, browser, version of OS and browser, a screenshot, and other helpful information.

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Posted by: Jamie Cuevas in Tips & Tricks, Troubleshooting

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  1. Hussein says:

    U gothelp? Am going through the same now can’t download my license

  2. Sanjay says:

    This solved my issue, thank you for your help!

  3. Sabano Mariam says:

    My license has got a client side error please help me get it

  4. Magezi Goodluck says:

    My license has got a client side error please help me to get it

  5. Sibusiso says:

    It dose not want to enter online

  6. Cassie says:

    This is happening on ever browser I use and I’m getting looked out of sites losing email addresses from tokens. I’m not tech savvy and I’m about to lose my mind this along with not being able to keep a number or someone out of my accounts. I replaced accounts devices everything but I still can’t get apparently my stalker to stop. Heck someone cut my Internet wifi equipment off the house but I can’t seem to get any help around my area it’s a known drug, gang, and on the top 20 places for criminal activity in the US. It shouldn’t matter but it doesn’t it makes a big difference. Anyways I’ve been trying to get help just submitting what’s going on on different platforms I don’t really know if anyone will ever try or possibly be able to help me. Now thinking about it heck someone might have tried but everything is getting intercepted. Either way I’m grasping for straws. There making me lose everything and I’m scared my kids next sounds dramatic but ssi, doctors, dss, and the school aren’t to found of not being able to get in touch with a child’s mother for almost a year now. To them I’m just being neglected but I don’t even have a way around making things worse if anyone can help me with this browser thing it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you either way. Oh and none of the plain oh restart the phone to factory changing accounts, vpns, any kinda security stuff is helping I’m being hack with coding and idk maybe like a sniffers app or Internet through whatever that is wifiman. Someone’s also downloaded a apk pack that has made all kinds apps like there pre I replaced accounts devices everything but I still can’t get apparently my stalker to stop. Heck someone cut my Internet wifi equipment off the house but I can’t seem to get any help around my area it’s a known drug, gang, and on the top 20 places for criminal activity in the US. It shouldn’t matter but it doesn’t it makes a big difference. Anyways I’ve been trying to get help just submitting what’s going on on different platforms I don’t really know if anyone will ever try or possibly be able to help me. Now thinking about it heck someone might have tried but everything is getting intercepted. Either way I’m grasping for straws. There making me lose everything and I’m scared my kids next sounds dramatic but ssi, doctors, dss, and the school aren’t to found of not being able to get in touch with a child’s mother for almost a year now. To them I’m just being neglected but I don’t even have a way around making things worse if anyone can help me with this browser thing it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you either way. Oh and none of the plain oh restart the phone to factory changing accounts, vpns, any kinda security stuff is helping I’m being hack with coding and idk maybe like a sniffers app or Internet through whatever that is wifiman. Someone’s also downloaded a apk pack that has made all kinds apps like there pre installed. And there’s been a group off ppl piggy backing off me and from what I’ve heard 2 other ppl around my naborhood. Ok yes that’s a lot to take in just imagine going through this everyday šŸ˜­. And there’s been a group off ppl piggy backing off me and from what I’ve heard 2 other ppl around my naborhood. Ok yes that’s a lot to take in just imagine going through this everyday šŸ˜­

    • Paul says:

      This particular error and solution is specific to the Safari web browser.

      What you describe is a complex situation, you might want to reach out to a reputable local IT tech who can help you resolve the various issues you are experiencing.

  7. Antoinette K says:

    Application error: a client-side exception has occurred (see the browser console for more information).

    iPhone, Safari browser

  8. Salanjaye Gordon says:

    Application error:a client-side exception has occurred ( developer guidance)

  9. Lieketseng says:

    Application error: a client-side exception has occurred (see the browser console for more information).

  10. ber says:

    I obtained the web page from a client-side, simply with command r.

    bc finds command r cures many problems.

    • Kelly says:

      A simple x:/r is the same execution command as the runner push holer uses to r.i.p and ravel in the travel you know if not I #Bash+guess now you do eh!?

  11. A. Rahaman says:

    Application error: a client-side exception has occurred (see the browser console for more information).

  12. Monu says:

    Application error: a client-side exception has occurred (see the browser console for more information).

  13. Brighton says:

    Yes

  14. KALIBAKATE Monica says:

    My license has got a client side error please help me to get it from Uganda nurses and midwife council

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