Safari Running too Slow in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad? Tips to Speed it Up

If Safari is too sluggish in iOS 10 on your iPhone/iPad, you must check out these handy tips to speed it up.

iOS 10 is gifted with tons of exclusive features like interactive notifications, elegant Messages, Split-View in Safari and more that set it apart from the rest. Just like most iPhone users, I have become very fond of it.

However, there are some issues like battery drain and sluggishness that have been making life difficult for a few iPhone and iPad owners. We have already made a comprehensive post on how to speed up iOS 10. And now, the time is to expedite Safari. If Safari is slow-moving on your iPhone after updating to iOS 10, follow this quick guide to fast-track the stock web browser.

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Safari Running Slow in iOS 10

Safari Running Slow in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad: How to Speed it up

Clear History and Website Data

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Scroll down and tap on Safari.

Tap on Settings Then Safari on iPhone

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Step #2. Tap on Clear History and Website Data → Tap on Clear History and Data to confirm.

Clear Safari Data and Website History on iPhone

Disable Background App Refresh

Step #1. Open Settings and tap on General.

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Tap on Settings Then General on iDevices

Step #2. Now, tap on Background App Refresh.

Tap on Background App Refresh in iOS 10 Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Toggle it Off.

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Turn Off Background App Refresh in iOS 10 on iPhone

Close All Safari Tabs

Step #1. Launch Safari and then tap and hold on the tabs icon from the bottom right corner.

Tap on Tabs in Safari on iPhone or iPad

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Step #2. Tap on Close Tabs.

Close Multiple Tabs at Once in Safari in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

Clean Up Reading List

Step #1. Open Settings app on your device  → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone in iOS 10

Step #2. Tap on Storage & iCloud Usage.

Tap on Storage & iCloud Usage on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Manage Storage.

Tap on Manage Storage on iPhone Settings

Step #4. Locate Safari and tap on it.

Tap on Safari in iCloud & Storage Settings on iPhone

Step #5. Tap on Edit from the top right corner.

Tap on Edit in Safari Storage Settings on iPhone

Step #6. Tap on the red button to the left of Offline Reading List and then tap on Delete.

Delete Offline Reading List in Safari on iPhone

Reset Network Settings

Open Settings and tap on General → Scroll down and tap on Reset → Tap on Reset Network Settings → Tap on Reset Network Settings again to confirm.

Reset Network Settings on iPhone in iOS 8

Disable Location Services

Step #1. Launch Settings and tap on Privacy.

Tap on Settings Then Privacy on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Location Services and turn it off.

Tap on Location Services on iPhone

Step #3. Toggle it Off.

Turn Off Location Services on iPhone

That’s it! Hopefully, these tips help you troubleshoot the issue.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.

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