Safari Not Opening Short Links from Twitter on iPhone/iPad: How to Fix

Until Apple fixes the Twitter short link issue in Safari for iPhone or iPad, you can check some of the workaround listed below. These tricks should work for most of the users.

Recently, many iOS users had a complaint that they weren’t able to open short links of Twitter on their Safari browser in iOS. The issue was persistent in both – Twitter app as well as Twitter for the web. Apple has said that they are aware of the issue and already working on to fix it.

Meanwhile, if you are too much frustrated with Safari errors on your iPhone or iPad, then we have few workarounds that should definitely work for you. These fixes aren’t permanent, and also do not guarantee to work for everyone. It is better you give it a try by yourself. By the way, if you haven’t done it yet, why not follow us @iGeeksBlog.

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Solution #1.

The very first solution is to reloading the link multiple times. It is certainly a pain, but the solution worked for me few times. After reloading the link multiple times, I was able to open few of the Twitter links on Safari. So give it a try if the link is worth the hard work.

Solution #2.

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Once you click the link, check the address bar of Safari browser. If the URL displays “https” prefix then rename it to simple “http” and reload the link. This trick is working for most of the links to open in Safari. The solution seems to be more promising and recommend giving it a try.

Solution #3.

We have given a detailed guide on clearing Cache and History from Safari in iPhone and iPad. Give it a try by clearing website data from Safari by following the guide and then reload the link. In case that doesn’t help you, then we have one last solution below.

Solution #4.

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The Twitter short links are working fine in other browsers like Chrome and Firefox. So head to App Store if you don’t have any of those browsers installed and then open the link and you’ll be able to browse the content easily. This is the final solution until Apple releases the fix for the problem.

Do you have any other solution for this problem? Do share with fellow iPhone or iPad users by commenting below or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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