How to fix Wordle white page
This morning, when I went to do my daily Wordle, I found that it would just take me to a blank white page. I did some digging and found a way to fix this, and figured I would share it here.
To follow the instructions in this article, you’ll need a Mac and an iPhone. If you are experiencing this error on a different device, you won’t be able to follow these instructions specifically, but you can still read through them to understand the issue, and you may be able to find a way to solve it on your own.
The basic gist of the issue is that Wordle is writing a lot of data to your device’s local storage, and eventually it will run out space, resulting in this white page. This will ultimately need to be addressed by the developer not writing so much stuff to your device’s local storage but in the mean time there is a way to fix it and get Wordle working again.
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At this point you should have a “Web Inspector” window open that is debugging the Wordle website open on your iPhone. Open the “Console” tab in the Web Inspector window, then refresh the Wordle website on your phone. You should see a
QuotaExceededError message in the console like the one below:
If this is the error you are seeing, follow the below steps to clear out the error:
- Click on the “Storage” tab in Web Inspector
- Expand the “Local Storage” dropdown and click “NYTimes.com”. You should see something like this:
3. Notice there are a lot of “localforage/…” entries. Select the top one and use shift + down arrow to select 4–5 others.
4. Right click and select “Delete”. Now, refresh Wordle and you should find that it is back to working order!