The default Safari browser can sometimes freeze, get stuck or crash on iPhone or iPad. You can find below the steps to Fix Stuck Safari browser on iPhone or iPad.
Stuck Safari Browser on iPhone or iPad
The problem of Safari browser getting stuck, freezing, hanging, crashing or becoming totally unresponsive on iPhone has been reported by users.
This issue can be caused by a variety of reasons, ranging from Safari browser Cache being clogged up with outdated files, temporary glitches in iCloud to certain Safari features not functioning properly on your iPhone.
1. Restart iPhone or iPad
The problem could be due to a stuck file or processes preventing the Safari browser from working properly on your iPhone.
Go to Settings > General > scroll down and tap on Shut Down. On the next screen, use the Slider to Power OFF iPhone.
Wait for 30 seconds and press the Power button to Restart iPhone.
2. Enable/Disable Airplane Mode
Enabling/Disabling Airplane Mode resets the wireless antennas on your device and helps in fixing network connectivity problems.
Open Settings and move the slider next to Airplane Mode to ON position.
After 15 seconds, disable Airplane Mode by moving the toggle to OFF position.
Now, try to use the Safari browser on your iPhone and see if you are able to browse normally.
3. Clear Safari History & Website Data
The most common reason for Stuck Safari Browser on iPhone is due to the Safari Cache being clogged up with outdates files.
Go to Settings > Safari > scroll down and tap on Clear History and Website Data option, located under “Privacy and Security” section.
On the confirmation pop-up, select Clear History and Data option to confirm.
Once Safari Cache is cleared, you should be able to browse normally using the Safari browser on your iPhone.
4. Update Safari Browser
Apple Updates Safari browser along with its regular iOS updates. Hence, make sure that you are using the latest version of iOS on your device.
Go to Settings > General > Software Update > On the next screen, tap on Download and Install (If an iOS update is available).
Patiently wait for the iOS update to be download to your device. Once the download is complete, install the update by tapping on Install Now option.
5. Disable Safari Suggestions
Go to Settings > Safari > On the next screen, disable Safari Suggestions and Search Engine Suggestions by moving the toggle to OFF position.
Now, see if Safari browser is loading properly on your iPhone.
6. Disable Autofill
Go to Settings > Safari > Autofill > On the next screen, move the slider next to Use Contact Info and Credit Cards to OFF position.
7. Disable iCloud Safari Syncing
If you are still unable to fix Stuck Safari Browser using above methods, the problem could be due to iCloud.
Open Settings > tap on your Apple ID Name > iCloud > On the next screen, move the toggle next to Safari to OFF position.
Now, open Safari browser and you should be able to browser normally.