Safari (iOS 8.3) is slower on iPhone 6 plus

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by JohnCrichton, May 30, 2015.

  1. JohnCrichton macrumors member


    Dec 27, 2014
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Hi guys!
    I'm seriously thinking of ditching the plus for the upcoming 6s. Safari's been slower on the plus compared to the iPhone 6 since the first version of iOS 8. I've tested the browser on several occasions (and iOS 8 versions) and even conducted several "head to head" test with my friend's iPhone 6. We were either logged to the same Wi-Fi (broadband with 1000 mbps connected to an Airport Express) or connected to the same network with 4G. All other apps were closed, only one tab was open and browser history all cleared. With that setup, his phone was most often faster than mine. 1/4 of the pages we tested loaded 0.5-1 minutes faster on his phone compared to mine!!! We tested the browser with both international and domestic homepages and the results were the same! It's like my loading bar just stops progressing and the spinningwheel starts spinning. What the heck is this!?
    Since 8.3 my phone has graced me with several restarts out of the blue, which has never happened to me before (ip 4, 5s, iPad 2, iPad 4) other than the usual stutters and framedrops when swiping through homescreens, starting/quitting apps and pulling up control center.
    Have any of you had the same experiences? Can I speed up the browser in some way (yes I have reinstalled iOS and all the apps from SCRATCH and not from backup and guess what, no improvement on all the above)?
    I'm thankful for all your help/ thoughts.
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    I am afraid I cannot give you much help. I mostly use the iOS 8.4 beta, because they have a much improved music app. I often browse, several international forum sites, and light weight news sites. I rarely visit large and complex sites such as cnn. Therefore my safari does not let me wait for long except loading the website.

    I guess this is a software issue. I recommend you to wait the upcoming iOS 8.4. Or if possible, you can try to install the beta 3 and see what would happen. :(
  3. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    I ditched Safari a while ago and now use Google Chrome because of open tabs reloading etc.

    The only thing I miss with Safari is the swipe back a page feature.

    Pro's and Con's for both options.

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