Safari for iPhone and iPad running slow? Here's how to speed it up!
If Safari on your iPhone or iPad starts to act rather sluggish, it can make for a terrible browsing experience. But whether Safari is slow to load new tabs, is stuttering while loading pages or scrolling, or something else entirely, we've got a few fixes you can try. We've also heard some iOS 8 users are experiencing issues with Safari freezing up on them. If you fall into that group, these options should work for you, too!
Safari running slow or freezing on your iPhone or iPad? Here's how to fix it!
- Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap on Safari.
- Tap on Clear History and Website Data.
- Tap on Clear History and Data in the resulting pop-up menu.
- Tap on Advanced.
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I hope this stops the persistent spinning data-is-transferring indicator in the top bar (next to the cell signal) mine kept going even with one page open & fully loaded. So far it's going away as soon as the page is done.