Wordle Shows Blank Page on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, Here’s How to Fix
Wordle is a popular web-based word game and was recently purchased by The New York Times. It is a simple but fun game. A lot of users play it on their iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Some users have told us that they are unable to play the game because they see a blank white screen instead of the game itself. In this article, I explain what you can do to bring back Wordle again. If Wordle is not working for you, if you cannot load its website, you can easily fix it by following the steps in this article.
To access Wordle, you will need to visit https://www.nytimes.com/games/wordle/index.html. If you see nothing when you visit this URL, you will need to remove The New York Times browser history and cookies. Do not worry, we will not delete all website cookies and history so that you can still continue to login to your favorite websites easily. In this article, we will be using Safari as our browser.
Wordle fix on iPhone or iPad
- Tap to open Settings, then find and tap on Safari.
- Scroll down to the bottom and tap Advanced.
- Tap Website Data.
- In this search field type “nytimes” and tap Search. It may take a few seconds to load.
- When nytimes.com appears under the search field, swipe left on it and tap Delete.
- Now open Safari and visit the Wordle page again. You will see that it is loading now.
Wordle fix on Mac
- Open Safari and select Safari from the menu bar at the top of your screen. Click Preferences.
- Tap the Privacy tab.
- Tap the Manage Website Data button.
- In the search field, enter nytimes.
- Then select the nytimes.com option and click Remove.
Hi there I am able to put in the first word on Wordle but all the blocks are white and I can’t progress any further. All fine until yesterday. I followed your instructions but it’s still not working. Any suggestions?
After typing in “nytimes” nothing happened. Couldn’t select, couldn’t swipe. Just a blank page
I tried this several times and it didn’t get my WORDLE back. Then I saw I had Block All Cookies turned ON and I switched that OFF. WORDLE is back now – thanks!
Perhaps an addition to the fix, I find restarting the phone after the above fix restores the page on Wordle app, but never before doing this. If I just try loading page, still blank. Restart after above instruction and all fine including current streak!
Wordle not working on my iPhone
That was a great fix, but it it wiped out my statistics. Can they be recovered?
I have followed the instruction to the letter 3x to the same results: blank white screen. This problem only arose this AM. Last night I received a fake Apple e-mail warning of a virus or malware. I quickly shut down the device.
Thanks so much! It was driving me crazy!
Dear Handsome Dr. Kurt,
Thanks for returning me to Wordle, I was close to a meltdown and to being ostracized from the family. Wordle has become an “ego” thing which must be exercised daily.