How to Fix Your Safari Top Sites if They Get Corrupted

Update your Safari top sites when they are corrupted

The Safari Top Sites feature is a handy way to access your favorite sites quickly. The Top Sites page displays your favorite web sites in thumbnail view, so you can scan multiple web sites for new information. This can be particularly helpful for news or technology sites, where pages are updated frequently.

However, sometimes the Safari Top Sites page becomes corrupted. We show you how to fix this somewhat common error.

Safari's Top Sites

Causes of Safari Top Sites Errors

The Safari Top Sites feature may stop working properly if you lose your internet connection, even for a brief period. Whether the cause is your home network router, DNS issues, or your ISP going offline due to a severe storm in your area, an interrupted connection can sometimes cause the thumbnails in Safari Top Sites to either stop updating or display error messages.

How to Fix Safari Top Site Corruption Issues

The fix is simple. It's so simple that it's easy to overlook.

  1. Wait until your internet connection is online and secure.

  2. Press Command+R on the keyboard.

    You can also select View > Reload Page from the menu bar.

  3. If some of the Top Sites fail to update, press Shift+Command+R to perform a hard refresh.

That's it. Your Top Sites should now refresh with new thumbnails.