How to fix Safari running slow in iOS 10.2.1

Many of you have updated your iDevices to iOS 10.2.1 version to experience its latest features. However, there is an issue we have been hearing user’s complaints that Safari gets slow in iOS 10.2.1. But those who want to speed up your Safari, we offer some solutions. Let’s take a look!

  1. Clear History and Data

All browsers contain history and data. The more you browse the internet on your iPhone, the more data is stored in the form of history and related data. This can make your device clogged up and slow down Safari. Therefore, the first thing you need to try is clearing History and Data. Here are some simple steps to clear History and Data

  • Go to Settings and tap on Safari.
  • Tap on “Clear History and Data” and then confirm your action
  • Now, reopen Safari and check if the fixes the problem of Safari running slow on iOS10.2.1.
  1. Disable Background App Refresh

When you switch to different apps, some apps run for a short period before they are suspended. Suspended apps mean that the apps are not actively in use, or take up system resources. When you turn on Background App Refresh, suspended apps can check for new updates. Disabling background app refresh can help you fix Safari running slow on iOS10. To do that:

First, go to Settings > tap on General > Select Background App Refresh and Toggle it OFF

  1. Clear all Safari Tabs

If you keep unnecessary tabs to open in Safari, they can slow down Safari. Having lot of tabs open will consume memory and waste CPU resources. You should close these tabs if you are not using them.

  • Open Safari, then tap and hold on the tabs icon at the right bottom corner. Now, close all the unnecessary tabs just by tapping on (x) icon or sliding the tabs to your left.

Clearing all safari tabs frees up significant memory and may help you fix the “Safari running slow” issue on iOS 10.2.1.

Also read: How to Fix Your iPhone Not Sending Messages Issue

  1. Clear Reading List

Clearing reading list can fix the issues with Safari and speed it up.

  • Go to Settings > General.
  • Then, tap on Storage & iCloud usage and tap on Manage Storage.
  • Locate and tap on Safari. You will see ‘Edit option at the top right corner. Tap on Edit
  • Select the red button on the left of Offline reading list and then tap on Delete.
  1. Disable Location Services

Disabling location services can also help to speed up Safari. To disable location services, you just follow these simple steps

  • Head to Settings > select Privacy
  • Tap on Location Services and Toggle it off
  1. Reset Network Settings

This solution may also help Safari run faster. To reset network setting you just navigate to Settings -> General -> Reset network settings.

  1. Disable JavaScript for Safari

Disabling JavaScript is a good solution to get rid of the issues you are facing with Safari in iOS10. To disable JavaScript for Safari on your device, just head to Safari -> Tap on Advanced and toggle JavaScript off.

Above are 7 solutions to speed up your Safari browser in iOS 10.2.1. If you find any useful information, leave your comments in the chat box below.