In the event of an API error in our web app, we display some informational text as follows:
[error icon] Something went wrong <Instructions here>
For the instructions, we are considering “Try refreshing your browser” or “Try reloading this page.”
There is some debate about which would be more easily understood by users. In browsers, the reload button tooltip is labeled “Reload page,” but some think “refreshing the browser” is a more commonly-understood phrase.
Any experience or opinions?