Safari Not Working After iOS 8.2 Update: How To Fix It?

Apple released iOS 8.2 on March 9 at the “Spring Forward” media event. The latest iOS update brought plenty of bug fixes as well as enhancements such as, Health app improvement. But, just like previous iOS updates, users experienced a plethora of annoying bugs.

Many iPhone or iPad owners reported that Safari stopped working properly after they updated to iOS 8.2. To be more precise, whenever they launched Safari, it showed blank page, kind of got stuck or became unresponsive. Have you also encountered this Safari issue? Here are the possible quick fixes that may help you resolve it. Let’s find out!

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Safari Not Working in OS 8.2Possible Solutions If Safari is Not Working After iOS 8.2 Update

Clear History and Website Data on Your iPhone/iPad

At times, website data and history tend to slow the speed of Safari. It would be better to clear them off in order to allow Safari function as usual. However, there is one important thing you need to know that it will delete history, cookies and other browsing data from your device.

Step #1. Launch Settings app.

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Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Safari.

General Settings in iOS 8.2 on iPhoneStep #3. Scroll down and tap on Clear History and Website Data.

Clear Safari History on iPhoneStep #4. A popup will appear, tap on Clear to confirm.

Tap on Clear History and Data on iPhoneStep #5. Once you have got rid of the history, power your device down.

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Step #6. Restart your iPhone and launch Safari.

That’s it! Safari should start working properly. Many users have found success with this method.

Reset Your Device

Resetting your device can fix Safari issue quickly. It may be a bit lengthy process but it can fix the issue. However, you must know that resetting deletes all the previous settings like, Wi-Fi passwords, preferred network and VPN settings.

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Step #1. Launch Settings app.

Step #2. Tap on General.

Step #3. Scroll down and tap on Reset.

Step #4. Tap on Reset All Settings.

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Reset All Settings in iPhoneStep #5. A popup will appear, tap on Reset to confirm.

Restore Your Device As New

If the above mentioned solutions have failed to fix this issue, restore your device as new. Radical though it may appear to be, it can just prove to be the perfect solution. Nevertheless, you must backup your device before restoring it. It will delete all the media and data and install the latest software in your device.

Step #1. Connect your device to your Mac or PC and launch iTunes.

Step #2. Select your device from the left menu.

Step #3. Click on Restore iPhone.

Step #4. Click on Restore and Update to confirm.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.


  1. Yes, it worked apparently (or: so far) with a factory reset. Incredibly bungled job by Apple. Should the default line be: DON’T UPDATE. As in the old maxim: if it works, don’t fix it.


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