Can't figure out spinning wheel in safari and have tried everything!! Please help!!

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  1. gio2369 macrumors newbie

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    I have this spinning wheel in safari that won't go away! I have tried everything from restoring the software to hard resets. Also, the only way it goes away is to exit out completely from safari tabs or to remove website data from safari settings but only just comes back within half hour anways:mad: This is on my iPhone 5s by the way! Please help!
     
  2. I7guy macrumors G5

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    The spinning wheel located next to the network in the top left is indicative that Safari is accessing the internet. That is why when you exit safari the symbol goes away.
     
  3. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed the same thing. It happens on certain sites only. When visiting http://m.bbc.co.uk/news for example. The wheel keeps spinning until I quit Safari. Happened on iOS 6 as well.
     
  4. gio2369 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know that it is accessing the network.. My only question is that normally once the page is loaded the circle should go away. Seems a little weird bc after I remove the open tabs and start browsing there is no circle, then out of nowhere starts spinning again. Seems maybe as if it is draining battery as well. Not sure.
     
  5. I7guy macrumors G5

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    There could be some code, maybe JavaScript, that is causing safari to access the internet after the page is loaded. Try disabling JavaScript and see what happens.
     
  6. gio2369 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Disabled java and no more circle.. So that's good but can I leave it disabled? Or..
     
  7. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Most websites will not work.
     
  8. bliggs macrumors regular

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    I have a friend here at work who has the spinning wheel of death constantly after updating to iOS 7.1. Even with no apps running. Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  9. Darryjr macrumors regular

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    I have sprint and that spinning wheel has been present on my phone since a update about 2 months ago, dont know if we are speaking about same thing
     
  10. gio2369 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well my spinning wheel only occurs in safari. Not sure when yours is.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    For spinning data wheel outside of Safari, restarting the phone is worth a try before trying to reset network settings or resetting all settings even. Within Safari, sounds like it's likely related to some page/tab that is loaded and has something that is refreshing always or can't quite finish loading fully (even if everything looks like it fully loaded).
     
  12. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It's probably just garbage javascript code never finishing. Happens a lot when it can't load an ad properly.
     
  13. Fixed It macrumors newbie

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    It's a connector issue. The safari spinning wheel would appear more and more frequently. After trying everything we could possibly try, my husband bought a small screwdriver kit, opened the back of the Mac, found the loose connector and now it works perfectly every time.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Don't think there's a Mac involved in this case.
     
  15. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    Lol I thought you were trolling at first.
     
  16. Levi's macrumors newbie

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    I get the same spinning wheel in Safari. I have to quit Safari, then it wants to send an error report. I keep sending the error report, however the spinning wheel keeps occuring. It started happening in Maverics, then after updating to Yosemite, it continued. The other day, I was making an order on www.crucial.com, i'm a first time customer, so this registration page pops up, as soon as I enter the first 2 letters of my e-mail address, The spinning wheel pops up, and the keyboard freezes until I "Quit Safari". It also happens when entering my bank account, and it asks me for the answer to my secret question. I finally got so fustrated with it, I downloaded "Google Chrome" That was my quick workaround. I think it's called a beachball on the forum, but i'm not sure. I will try to disable "Java" next time it occurs, Thanks for the useful tip.
     
  17. bgbevan macrumors newbie

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    A lot of the solutions are from long ago. Here’s an update with a more recent Mac system. Problem: The spinning wheel would show up about every 15-30 secs and Safari would stall for about 5 sec. I cruised lots of forums and there were lots of suggestions. The three steps that solved it for me were:

    1. Clear Safari history.
    2. Trash the preferences file "com.apple.Safari.plist", located at: HD > (your user account) > Library > Preferences. Restart Safari.
    3. Run Disk Utility, “Repair Permissions”.

    iMac 27", OS 10.9, Safari 9, 1. 1 TB.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    ...except that this thread isn't about Macs (and is about iPhone/iOS). Not sure why people keep on digging it up to post something about Macs.
     

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