How To Unfreeze a Frozen Ipad Safari Browser

Today’s Tip: How To Unfreeze a Frozen Ipad Safari Browser

Do you have the Ipad?  If you do then you are probably using the IPad’s Safari browser.  The Safari browser can get frozen and it can be a very frustrating event to fix… unless you know how.  You can try to power down and turn it back on.  You can try to go to the settings and clear your cookies, cache, history.  You can push all the buttons at once in frustration as you try to reset your Ipad’s safari browser.  But none of it works.  But there is a way to unfreeze your frozen Ipad web browser.  Here is how:

1.  Open the Safari webpage that is frozen.  Once that is on your screen go to step 2.

2.  If you are holding the Ipad the long way (so it looks like a book), on the top right of your IPad is the power button.  What you need to do now is hold down that power button for a few seconds.  A “slide” will open up on your screen.

3.  Do not slide the “slide”.  Instead, now you should hold down the “home” button on your Ipad.  The home button is that little circle button underneath the bottom of your IPad screen.

4.  After 5 to 10 seconds your screen will be on your regular desktop home page.  Now, try clicking that Safari browser and see if it opens and works and all is well.  I bet it does!

Good Luck & Enjoy :)

172 Responses to How To Unfreeze a Frozen Ipad Safari Browser

  1. charlotte says:

    We had a frozen safari screen and we followed the instructions. Marvellous!! Working fine now. Thanks a lot.

  2. admin says:

    We’re happy to hear it worked for you! Please pass us on to your friends!

  3. Rachel Silva says:

    Thanks a lot. I had a safari page frozen and did not know what to do. I follow your steps and now it is working.

  4. Linzey says:

    Amazing! So happy it worked! I called apple and they told me for them to help me unfreeze it that it would cost me $75.00! My iPad not even a year old! Made my day and saved me money thanks!

  5. Sharon says:

    It worked! Thank you…and so simple. Definitely pass your website onto others.

  6. karen says:

    Thanks for your help! We are up and running again!

  7. Lisa W says:

    Worked the first time. Thanks for the help.

  8. Joe says:

    Great advice, but I wish apple would make it more stable and responsive.

  9. Sherlyn says:

    worked great. thanks so much!

  10. Mayumi says:

    Oh my gosh! I love you! It worked perfectly! Thanks so much.

  11. Joram says:

    I had the freezing problem, searched the web, found your site and tried the solution. It worked perfectly – I am shocked the Apple charges for this. Thank you!

  12. GTaylor says:

    Excellent, THANK-YOU for it workded!!!

  13. BJFiorilo says:

    Thx a millon! Is working now!

  14. Sasha says:

    Quick, simply, and successful!

  15. Seth says:

    Thanks for the great tip!!! It worked like a charm!

  16. Kelly Skinner says:

    I don’t see the power button,only the battery icon, so this isn’t working for me. Am I missing something?

  17. Ruth says:

    Thank you soooooooo much! Been working at this almost an hour. Helped a lot to turn the iPad bookwise to be able to read all of the instructions. Thank you!

  18. Teresia says:

    Great tip!!!!! it sure did fix the problem!!! THANKS.

  19. Shell says:

    Wow, so glad I found your website! My screen is working again. Thanks so much! Happy New Year!

  20. Adex says:

    Amazing. It works fine….thanks guys!

  21. Patricialikestobebanged says:

    lovely!!!!! it worked … great that there are work arounds when stupid issues occur:))

  22. Rory Vance says:

    God Bless You! My frozen Safari has been driving me nuts!

  23. Kelly says:

    thanks dude! Worked great.

  24. Chimes says:

    It’s great to find quickly a solution to an iPad problem like frozen Safari software. That you take the time and make the effort to display these instructions is greatly appreciated!

    CH

  25. Kim says:

    OMG, I so LOVE You for these steps. I thought it was the end of the world lol. Thanks and Happy New Year!!!

  26. anna says:

    thank you,thank you thank you!!! I kept resetting everything,it was a pain.

  27. Latricia says:

    Thanks So Much…I probably would have been sitting here going crazy for atleast an hour…Easy steps to follow and it worked like a charm…

  28. julie says:

    Thanks this was easy and it worked ;-)

  29. Jane says:

    Thank you so much for this! Worked great,

  30. Peaches says:

    Yay! Thanks a million, worked perfectly.

  31. Janice says:

    As I look at all the comments here, they mirror my thoughts exactly. I love you guys. Thank you so very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. sal says:

    Thanks dude! Life Saver!

  33. Tamara says:

    Thank you so much !!!!! Followed your steps and it works great now .

  34. Bobbie-Jo says:

    Thank-you so much! My kid did something to it and made it freeze but this trick fixed it right up!

  35. Margie Hays says:

    Thanks to yor site, I’m able to use my new iPad again. Now, to find a browser to replace Safari . . .

  36. Stacy G says:

    THANK YOU!!! I was getting so angry! You are a life saver….and an iPad saver since I didn’t throw it out the window :)

  37. My undying gratitude, google and Wikipedia were frozen on my husbands’ipad2′i went to the big computer a d googled ‘frozen ipad’ etc……and your your site looked promising…..it was!!! Thank you, buryl.

  38. Justin says:

    Thanks guys, this was driving me crazy.

  39. Sam Raven says:

    Fabulous. Thank you for sharing!

  40. Vikki says:

    Thank you so much! It worked.

  41. Manish Jain says:

    Thanks a Lot……………
    IT really worked as you said…. You are My Master, Great genius

  42. Nadia says:

    Thank you so much, this was driving me crazy, awesome tip, highly recommended!!!!

  43. Mary says:

    Thank you!! It worked great!!!

  44. John says:

    Awesome. Straigh-forward, no BS, solved ‘freeze’ problem and got me on my way. Thanks

  45. Nicole says:

    THANK YOU!!!! Lifesaver.

  46. Ian Johnstone says:

    Amazing! my Ipad was frozen on Safari all night. Just used your trick and un-locked it in about 3 seconds! great tip. Thanks!

  47. Marion says:

    CHEEEEEEEERS!!!!!

  48. Alice says:

    Btilliant. Thank uou

  49. Rosey says:

    Wicked! It worked like a charm :)

  50. Bill says:

    I might be the first person that this didn’t work for me. I have no doubt it’s a good tip based on all the positive feedback, but my problem was perhaps slightly different so will post my solution in the hope it helps somebody. Even after I did what you suggested my Safari still tried to load the page that crashed it in the first place, and of course it crashed it again. I could not break the cycle, no matter what I did Safari kept trying to load the problem page. Here is what I finally did:
    1) Go to Settings, put the iPad in Airplane Mode
    2) Open Safari
    3) When I receive message that says, “Turn Off Airplane Mode or Use Wi-Fi to Access Data,” just click OK. Do not go to Settings and turn Airplane Mode off (yet).
    4) Enter a non-problem website into the navigation bar (e.g., http://www.cnn.com)
    5) Go to Settings and turn off Airplane Mode
    6) Open Safari back up, it should load cnn.com (or whatever you just put).
    7) Don’t go to the problem website ever again!

  51. Carol says:

    I was so hoping this would work for me. I followed your directions to the letter 6 times with no result. Is there something else I might try?k

  52. abk says:

    After trying it twice, it worked great!!! thanks so much,
    abk

  53. Marion says:

    Excellent – 5 hours of trying different routines, let it sit overnight and simple lookup on another PC I find your site. 2 seconds and everyting is perfect! Thank you!!!

  54. Colouredpjs says:

    Thank you so very much. Thought I had a major problem but thanks to you everything working fine first time.

  55. Priscilla says:

    You´re a life saver!!!!!

  56. sophie says:

    your instruction is great, thank you, you are the best!!

  57. Carmina says:

    Thank you for this very useful tip. My settings froze. Good thing there are people like you who share their discoveries. Thanks again.

  58. Tamara says:

    Thank you I was able to fix my father’s iPad with little effort due to your wonderful instructions. Thanks for sharing your great advice.

  59. Christine says:

    I love smart people like you! Thank you, it worked.

  60. Lauren says:

    Worked perfectly. Thanks so much!

  61. Gina says:

    Thank you so much. Worked perfectly.

  62. so happy says:

    Thank you so much! I just got my iPad and thought that I had a serious problem. lol @ me.

  63. Dave s says:

    Brilliant, quick and easy……….thank you

  64. Bob says:

    Thank you….worked to a tee.

  65. susan says:

    brilliant, thanks for the amazingly simple solution. Had tried just about everything the other sites suggested … And none of themm worked. No idea how you figured this one out, but a big thank you for sharing it.

  66. Christine says:

    It’s awesome tips. Thanks a lots!

  67. Xtra says:

    It worked! Thanks so much.

  68. mauricio says:

    PERFECT! thanx

  69. Laura D. says:

    Thank you very much for this tip. It worked and my Ipad Safari Browser is unfrozen. I appreciate your help!

  70. Grannie Mac says:

    It took two tries, but it worked.
    I am so thankful for this suggestion.

  71. Jen Barol says:

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

  72. c says:

    You are awesome, this totally worked…. thank you!!!!

  73. Ruben Svirsky says:

    Thank you! It worked.

  74. Cindy says:

    Good Job!!!! It worked perfectly!

  75. sabine says:

    I tried to do the trick – but it did not unfreeze the jumbled page (GMAIL!) which shows on the ‘tab- that it is locked”and then
    the extact thing that I see in my browser is:
    https://mail.google.com/mail/mu/mp/779 and then the 779 switches into 156 constantly and the tab shows the little icon of a ‘lock’

    at the same time, I can not seem to close the other tabs – I can still open new ones, but gmail will always have this ‘locked-switching’ behaviour.

    I tried the trick of someone above who suggested the flight-mode, but still it doesn’t work…

    can anybody help?!

    thanks!
    sabine

  76. Esperanza says:

    Wonderful!!!
    It worked ok.
    Thanks!

  77. vita says:

    Thanks a million, it was all just as you said (clicking on all buttons in frustration) :-)

  78. Miep says:

    Thou rocketh. thanks so much.

  79. maria says:

    Thank you so much :)

    It was so easy to follow the steps and like Magic all went to normal .
    Thank you
    Thank you
    Thank you

  80. Mark f says:

    You saved us from smashing my ipad into the floor. I thought microsoft had a monopoly on frustrating awful programming. Guess not.

  81. Prabu raja says:

    Hey buddy, i wanna thank you for your useful tips to unfreeze the safari. Wow it has worked and thanks a lot bro.

  82. gill says:

    thanks a lot. I didn’t think it would work, but it did.

  83. paula says:

    Perfect! Worked ! Saved me a drive and wait at Apple Store! Thanks

  84. YC says:

    Thanks for the great tip. It took me several tries but it finally worked. My safari was stuck on a page and kept loading that page every time I opened Safari. Power off/on did not work. Finally, I pressed the power button and got to the red arrow screen (step 2) before that stuck page completed loading. I then followed the rest of the steps above and that did the trick.

  85. Flinny says:

    Fantastic!!
    I thought Id need a trip into town and a few days without my Ipad to have this fixed!
    Hurrah … all sorted in a minute!!
    Woo hoo!!

  86. rich says:

    Bill, i first went into settings and cleared the Safari history,cookies, and cache – that did not work. Then i tried the first suggestion above of holding down the power button,etc. It did not work after two tries. Then I tried your airplane mode, etc. twice to no avail. Then I tried the power button scenario again and now everything is fine. I do not know if it was the combination that worked but everything is ok now.
    thanks a million

  87. nancy says:

    You are marvelous! I tried for hours to get this unfrozen. Your tip worked in seconds. Thanks, thanks, thanks!

  88. Molly says:

    thank you so much…instructions are easy and it works…hooray!!

  89. robin says:

    Thank you soooooooo much!!!!!

  90. Katerina Baki says:

    Thank you so much for your advice, my beloved ipad now works, your advice saved me a trip in the rain to the Apple store!!

  91. Gary says:

    Hi. Tried your solution, but didn’t work for me. Safari hasn’t worked on my iPad for several months, and nothing seems to affect it. I have been using the Atomic browser, which is actually better, but unfortunately, you can’t make that your default browser. So, living with frustration still. Thanks for the tip though; sounds like it worked for others.

  92. Tarun Gehani says:

    This works. Neat trick. Thanks for the head’s up!

  93. Panhard67 says:

    WONDERFUL TIP! THANK YOU ONE TRILLION TIMES! IT WORKED !
    GOD BLESS YOU!

  94. Panhard67 says:

    Thank you,it worked

  95. Leena says:

    Thank you!! I have had frozen screen for few days now. Thank you for the advice!!

  96. gail says:

    It worked! Had to try it five time, but it finally worked. thanks.

  97. Tani says:

    THANK YOU! :)

  98. Jo says:

    Thanks its work now !
    :))))

  99. Josh says:

    Was going to go to the apple store to have it fixed, then came across your solution.

    Thank you so much.

  100. Malawi says:

    Worked like a charm! Thanks!

  101. Pinky says:

    my one is not working still..
    I am not sure if I have the same situation as everybody else, here is my situation

    one day it just start to be froozen often,
    if I only safari, it will automatically load the pages I opened last time, the problem if, I CANNOT click the http bar to type the URL where I wanna go. I can only use the bookmark to go to the page where saved in the bookmark, or open another tab page..

    as long as I wanna open a new tab or click on the URL, it freezes.

    is this the same situation with everybody?

    T..T how bad it happens always, why don’t apple fix this problem?

  102. Five hours of struggle, then i thought to ask my tired old apple computer! Problem solved immediately! Thank you so much!
    Margie

  103. Breanna says:

    Thanks

  104. Kay says:

    Thank you, worked first time :)

  105. Theresa says:

    You are a genius!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Mwa!

  106. SH says:

    Thank you so much! This worked! All the best from the Marshall Islands! Kommol tata!

  107. Lori says:

    AWESOME!! Thank you!

  108. Dave says:

    Thank You! Worked for us too. Thank You so much.

  109. Dino says:

    I tried this method, and it did not work for me… it just took me back to the same page that caused my browser to hang. My solution was to go to Setting/Safari/ Clear History & Clear Cookies and Data. After that, I relaunched the browser and it was fine.

  110. Sue says:

    Thank you thank you! I thought I was going to have to tell my husband I broke his Ipad!
    Thank you AGAIN!

  111. jon mish says:

    thanks – your tip worked well. Jon

  112. Keira Harvey says:

    Thankyou so so much!!!!

  113. harry says:

    Confused by Step 2. There is no power button on the top right corner of ipad.

    Do you mean the battery indicator on the top right corner of the screen? I tried to hold it down and nothing happened.

    Can you explain what the “power button” is?

    Thanks.

    Harry

  114. Bill Stevens says:

    Your advice worked like a charm; thanks!

  115. Vanita says:

    Thanx , it worked like magic

  116. john says:

    Guru, thank you

  117. Anita says:

    THANKS IT WORKED!!!!

  118. Nish says:

    Excellent!!! My screen wouldn’t rotate and was making me goin crazy! Thanks

  119. sr valluri says:

    Your suggestion helped Thanks

  120. Roger says:

    Brilliant piece of advice. Had to download another browser app to find out!

  121. Hanh says:

    Thanks a lot! Love it!

  122. Sanabia says:

    Worked like a charm! Thanx a bunch!!

  123. Sue Fiorio says:

    IPad problem. My browser screen in Safari is greyed out and will not work. I can type in different web sites but they are still greyed out. I tried the fix you gave for frozen browser but that did not work. Do you have another idea?

    Thanks.

  124. DH says:

    Was a little worried this could be making me wipe the ipad or something but it worked easily. Thanks so much!

  125. Sarah says:

    Fab advice, worked perfectly. Thanks

  126. debora quigley says:

    Thank you so much! clear instructions, worked like a charm!

  127. mary says:

    ahhhhhhh! you are my hero…at least for today Thank you!!!

  128. Francis T. Gieringer says:

    Yup. Worked. Thanks.

  129. Robin says:

    Worked and Thank YOU.

  130. Gary Dannenbring says:

    Thank you! This also works on an iPhone 4 running iOS7 with a broken power button. Turn on Assistive Touch to replace the function of the broken power button, then follow the instructions holding “Lock Screen” in Assistive Touch until the power down slide comes up. DO NOT slide the power down slide, but instead hold home until it unfreezes and goes back to the home page.

  131. Cheryl says:

    I’m just another satisfied reader. It worked just like you said. Thank you so much!

  132. K. C. says:

    Your instructions saved me a lot of trouble.!

  133. worked like a charm!

  134. sharon says:

    this saved me from wasting so much time thanks it works brillantly

  135. Alan says:

    Absolutely fantastic…..thank you so much….

  136. Bradley says:

    This also worked for me when I went to cracked.com and it kept saying ‘Cannot Open Page’.

    I’d click ok and get the same message and It wouldn’t let me do anything else.

    By using this method I was able to get Safari back to multiple windows so I could close the offending page.

    Thankyou!

  137. Lesa says:

    My iPad was freezing on the sme website that had worked in the past! It’s my a jewelry studio on Etsy.com. I can get it to unfreeze but can no longer get into my shop/studio via the safari iPad browser! I can get in via the etsy app or a link in Facebook or on my iPhone safari browser. I thought it was a problem with etsy not accepting safari browser so I reported a bug. After reading all of these posts I’m not sure where the problem lies….safari iPad or etsy.com. I have been using it on a regular basis until today! Any ideas?

  138. Peter says:

    Thanks for the tip, it worked.

  139. Bart says:

    it doesn’t work for me… i tried to reset the iPad as well by holding the home button and the power button at the same time.. no success
    i don’t know what to do :(

  140. Pavan says:

    Great tip… safari recovered perfectly as outlined here. Lifesaver!!

  141. Brian says:

    Still didn’t work for me. Each time i try to open safari on my son’s iPad the top header is gray. On mine it is white. Nothing will load at all. Can’t click bookmarks or + or icloud. Nothing at all. Then it finally closes on it’s own and comes back up again, same issue.

  142. Tracey Martin says:

    Cant believe how quick and simple this was – thank you!

  143. Kim says:

    It works for me! Thanks very much.

  144. Nancy says:

    Thank you.

  145. Brooke says:

    Safari is frozen with a white box that says “Are you sure you want to submit this form again? Cancel Submit”

    I didn’t submit any form but holding down on cancel or submit doesn’t do anything. I have turned off and on but the same box still comes up.

  146. Clare says:

    Genius – thanks

  147. Phil says:

    Thanks for posting that. Avoid DFDS website booking, has an error which freezes Safari

  148. lawrence says:

    Very helpful, I had never experienced the problem before and I’m grateful for such an easy solution, many thanks

  149. michael says:

    It worked ! Thank you. Oddly too, that the Outlook app came back on again.

  150. Sarah b says:

    Great tip, worked first time. Thanks

  151. Dr says:

    Thank you
    This was very useful!

  152. genie says:

    Thanks ! I am addicted to my Ipad . Well really every techie thing I own. It would have been a great inconvenience if I could not browse from my downstairs desk and had to go upstairs to the desktop or into the bedroom to my nook. Really that’s a joke, but I do use all 3 equally just depends on where I am. And ,well there is my smart phone. Thanks, again.

  153. Jen says:

    I have done that numerous times, works okay a couple of times and then freezes again. it’s very frustrating!

  154. Sandybobs says:

    It worked, how did you do that? I feel like I have my best friend back again.
    Muchos gracias
    Sandybobs

  155. Uma says:

    It worked, thanks a million. Spent so much time trying unfreeze it, I tried your magic trick and it worked immediately!

  156. jessica says:

    My iPad has never frozen like that before. I was in the middle of posting an assignment for an online class and did not know what to do. Your steps worked perfectly! Thank you so much!

  157. susan ruchman says:

    thank you,thank you and 1 more thank you…i have been trying for 5 days and was ready to go to best buy.best tip ever!thanks!

  158. hahahah says:

    Hell Yeah it work

  159. clive says:

    Thanks very much, great stuff!

  160. AnneJ says:

    You are a lifesaver! This was such a frustrating problem and such a simple solution. My hero!

  161. BT says:

    Brilliant! Worked first time. Thanks a million.
    Keep up the good work.

  162. Ellen Beale says:

    Thank you for this advice about our ipad! It worked just like you said!

  163. Jennie says:

    I tried and didnt work at all

  164. Elmer says:

    Thank you very much for posting this solution, was already getting frustrated why it wasn’t working. Then I thought on googling it maybe I’m not the only one having the problem. Loved to see smart people like posting their solution

  165. The Oyster says:

    Tip Top Top Tip – brilliant
    Thank you

  166. Marie says:

    Thank you sooooooo much!!!!

  167. Heidi-Tuulia says:

    Great! My hubby opened a Google Maps site, which was too freezing to my iPad. I did just you told and now it’s working again!

    I heard that Google and Safari don’t match with each other nowadays in iOS7. So problems will follow in the future also.

  168. Amy says:

    Thank you so much for this tip!

  169. Peter says:

    Brilliant. Thank you very much

  170. Robert Ray says:

    Thank you for the advice on a locked up ipad. Worked like a charm!!

  171. Lesley says:

    Absolutely top tip. What a relief! Thank you.

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