Even though it is not a common or frequent problem, some users do encounter this problem where their Safari browser freezes on their iPad. Since Safari is the go-to browser for most iPad users, this issue can be frustrating. Since the browser screen gets frozen, it can be quite a bit of a hassle to unfreeze it. Well, here are a few methods which will help you in unfreezing a frozen Safari browser on your iPad.
Solution 1: Restart Safari browser
If your Safari browser has frozen, then you can follow the steps given below to fix it without having to turn off your iPad.
- Firstly, click on the Home button two times in order to launch the recent applications.
- Now, you will be able to see a list of all the recent apps, such as Safari.
- Navigate o Safari in the Recent Apps list and slide towards the upper portion.
- Now, the Safari application will get closed.
- Launch the Safari browser again.
Solution 2: Restart the iPad
If the method given above does not work, and your Safari browser is stuck entirely, then here is what you should do:
- Since the iPad screen is stuck, just press and hold the Power and Home buttons at the same time.
- By doing so, the device will be forced to power off and start again.
- Do not release either of the buttons until the Apple logo pops up on the screen.
- When the Apple logo appears, it means that the device is rebooting.
- Allow the device to reboot. It should take 1-2 minutes.
- You will now be prompted to enter the pass-code for the iPad.
- Type the size characters pass-code and sign in to the device.
- Launch the Safari app again and see if the browser is working properly or not.
Solution 3: Erase iCloud data
If your Safari browser is still stuck and frozen, then you should try erasing iCloud data. Here’s how:
- Go to the Home Screen.
- Navigate the apps, and tap on Settings.
- When the Settings app launches, scroll down and select iCloud.
- Now, turn the toggle next to Safari off.
- After that, confirm the action when prompted.
- You have now disabled iCloud data for Safari browser.
Solution 4: Erase Safari cache
Erasing browser cache may help you get rid of the frozen Safari screen issue. Over time, cache accumulates and can cause errors. Here’s how you can clear Safari cache:
- Firstly, tap on the Settings application to launch it.
- After that, navigate the Settings app, and select Safari from the options.
- Tap on the Clear Cache option.
- You can also select Clear history.
- Now, just give confirmation when you get prompted.
- All the cache data will get deleted.
- Open the Safari browser and see whether the issue has been resolved.
James Thomas is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber-security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for McAfee security products at mcafee.com/activate .