Safari 14.1 on Mac appears to be broken, going by Apple forum posts. According to users posting about the ordeals with Apple’s default browser, a recent update on MacBook, iMacs and Macs running older versions of their operating system, particularly macOS Mojave and Catalina, are failing to load webpages properly. The glitch has reportedly come up after a recent software update that upgraded the standalone Safari app on the older macOS versions to Safari 14.1, leading users into a rather annoying and repetitive glitch.
However, users have argued on the forum posts that disabling extensions or Java is hardly a long time solution, since it would also take away from the overall usage experience – including some websites failing to load properly. As a result, users have taken to forums to complain about the issue, and request Apple for a fix. As a far shot, some users have also suggested reinstalling macOS in order to fix this issue, but that sounds a bit too complicated to fix a browser webpage loading issue.
In the interim that Apple rolls out a fix for the Safari glitch, users are recommended to use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or any of the alternate browser options available for users on the older versions of macOS Catalina and Mojave. Apple is yet to issue a statement on the glitch, but given that it might just be a seemingly random issue, the company might just issue an incremental patch without particularly specifying the Safari 14.1 glitch in detail.