Scroll speed in iOS 8

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by TheUnforgiven, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. TheUnforgiven macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2014
    Isn't the scroll speed in Safari significantly slower in iOS 8 than iOS 7? When scrolling up and down pages, it feels very slow. Anywhere to change this?
  2. Prabas macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2010
    Not for me, haven't noticed anything different about it.
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
  4. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    depends what sites are being viewed, if u have 99999 tabs open, background refresh on for every single app, device model..

    it was unchanged with my iphone 5 & ofc the iphone 6 is also fine
  5. TheUnforgiven thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2014
    Just one tab/page. When I scroll down the page, it only takes a small chunk with every swipe.

    Maybe it's because it's a 6 Plus? :S
  6. GlideStar macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014
    I'm using a 6+ and scrolling seems painfully slow.

    I think it's probably something to do with the fact that the 6+ can display more lines and the scrolling gesture is calibrated on smaller screens.

    So a 15 line scroll on an iPhone 5s would 'move' a much larger percentage of the screen than it does on the 6 plus.
  7. TheUnforgiven thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2014
    My thoughts exactly. Hopefully Apple will do something about this in the next update.
  8. irnchriz macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2005
    It depends on the length/height of the page. On a page not much taller than the display the scrolling is slower than on a longer page. Safari on the Mac acts the same way too.
  9. sanke1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2010
    I get choppy/laggy android like scrolling in Safari.
  10. ChrisStunner macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2014
    It seems slow to me on my 6 plus compared to my iPhone 5 on iOS 7. It's annoying
  11. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2011
    HA, and people wonder why others bitch about 2GB of ram.... GAME. POINT. MATCH.
  12. betabeta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    Yup, I have that issue on my air sometimes, especially google search pages. I have an air still on ios7 and it's much better scrolling.
  13. rockhopper353 macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2014
    Scroll speed in iOS 8

    I've got the 6 plus and coming from a galaxy s3 I find it very choppy, not impressed, I'm using tapatalk as well and I'm finding that equally as bad.
  14. I7guy macrumors G5

    Nov 30, 2013
    Looking at Central Park@550 feet
    As others have said on 5s seems about the usual.
  15. Mactaculious macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2014
    Yes, I have noticed this on my iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.3. Big difference between the iPhone and iPad Air 2, it's so sluggish when you're trying to flick down on the web pages and I have to do long swipes in order to get the screen to go down more. :confused:

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