How to fix iOS 13 slow internet browsing problem on your iPhone 8, websites loading very slowly

Slow browsing problem is when it takes so long for websites and online resources to loading up completely on your device. This usually happens when your phone is experiencing intermittent or slow internet connection. Tackled in this post is a similar issue on the iPhone 8 following the iOS 13 update implementation. Read on to find out how to deal with the iOS 13 slow internet browsing problem on your iPhone.

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Troubleshooting iOS 13 slow internet browsing problem on Apple iPhone 8

Often times, slow browsing problem is directly attributed to in-app bugs and software glitches. With that said, troubleshooting both the browser and your device software is the key to resolving the issue. The following are common solutions to slow internet browsing problem inflicted by in-app glitches and post-update bugs. Before you proceed, make sure that the Wi-Fi signal on your phone is strong and stable. Weak or poor signal strength often leads to intermittent and slow Internet browsing. Also note that proximity matters when it comes to acquiring fast and stable internet connection. The farther your phone from the modem/router, the weaker the signal it gets and this often leads to slow or intermittent internet connection. Having said that, be sure to move closer to your wireless router or modem to ensure that your phone is within the Wi-Fi range. If signal strength isn’t a problem, then you can start ruling out other culprits using these lined up solutions.

First solution: Quit the browser app then restart.

Your browser app might have gone rogue when the recent system changes were made. This is usually what happens if you’ve used the browser and left it open or running during the update. To fix the problem, you need to close the app and then load it again. Clearing out other background apps can also help. Just refer to these steps:

  1. Double-press the Home button to view all recently used apps.
  2. Swipe left or right to find your browser app.
  3. Swipe up on the browser app preview to close it.
  4. To close all apps, swipe up on all open apps.

Once you’re done clearing all background apps, open your browser app again and retry browsing the web to see if your Internet speed has improved. If it isn’t, then you’ve got to try other means to eliminate other factors.

Second solution: Clear browser cache and cookies (if possible).

Slow browsing issues can also be due to some cache files that are accumulated in your browser. This is one of the reasons why it’s also recommended to clear your browser cache from time to time. In iOS devices, clearing cache from third-party apps are carried out through an app restart, soft reset and offloading. If you are using Safari as your iPhone 8 browser and you’re experiencing slow browsing problem after the iOS 13 update, clearing cache and cookies can help speed up its browsing speed. Here’s how to clear Safari cache and cookies on your iPhone 8 iOS 13 interface:

  1. Tap Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Safari.
  3. Select the option to Clear History and Website Data.

To clear cookies without deleting your browsing history, go to Settings-> Safari-> Advanced-> Website Data, then choose the option to Remove All Website Data.

After clearing cache and browsing data, quit then restart Safari and then do some test browsing to check if your Internet speed has improved or not.

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Third solution: Soft reset your iPhone 8 to fix iOS 13 slow internet browsing problem.

Minor software glitches inflicted by the recent iOS update on your phone may also result in slow internet browsing problem, especially if the browser app gets affected. Fortunately, these types of problems are easily remedied by a soft reset or restart on the phone. If you haven’t already, then soft reset/restart your iPhone 8 through these steps:

  1. Press and hold the Top or Side button until the Power off slider appears.
  2. Drag the slider to the right to turn your phone off.
  3. After 30 seconds, press and hold the Top or Side button again until the Apple logo appears.

Allow your device to finish rebooting and once it’s up, reconnect to your Wi-Fi network to get back online. 

Fourth solution: Disconnect from and reconnect to Wi-Fi.

Random Wi-Fi issues including slow internet browsing can also be rectified by turning the phone’s wireless feature off for a few seconds and then back on again. This allows the Wi-Fi system to refresh and clear out random errors. So here’s what you should do then:

  1. Pull up the Control Center from any screen of your iPhone 8, by swiping down from the top-right of the display. Be sure to position your finger at the upper-rightmost corner of the screen to show the right of the notch then pull down to open the Control Center.
  2. Then long press on the four icon menu that comprises of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 
  3. Long press on the Wi-Fi control/icon to disable or turn Wi-Fi off.
  4. After a few seconds, press and hold the Wi-Fi icon again to turn Wi-Fi back on.

As soon as your device reconnects to the Wi-Fi network, launch your browser app to test your Internet speed.

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Fifth solution: Forget Wi-Fi network then reconnect.

The problem will likely continue if a corrupt network is the underlying cause. In this case, deleting the problematic network would be necessary so you can set it up again as new. Just follow these steps:

  1. From your Home screen, navigate to Settings-> Wi-Fi menu.
  2. Make sure that the Wi-Fi switch is turned on.
  3. Scroll down and select your Wi-Fi network.
  4. Tap the information (i) icon next to the name of your Wi-Fi network (SSID).
  5. Then select the option to Forget this Network.
  6. If prompted, enter your passcode to continue.
  7. Finally, tap the option to confirm that you want to forget the Wi-Fi network. The Wi-Fi network will then be removed from your device.

Also remove any other saved Wi-Fi networks to prevent them from causing conflict to your selected network. Afterwards, head back to your phone’s Settings-> Wi-Fi menu, then toggle the switch to turn Wi-Fi off and on again. When the list of available Wi-Fi network populates, select your Wi-Fi network to join or connect to.

Sixth solution: Reset network settings.

Performing network resets is usually needed to eliminate network settings errors inflicted by the recent system update. Automatic settings made by the recent system update might have caused some conflicts to  your existing network configurations and thereby results in slow internet browsing problem on your iPhone. To clear this out, reset network settings on your iPhone 8 with these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Scroll to and tap General.
  3. Tap on Reset
  4. Select the option to Reset network settings.
  5. Enter your passcode if prompted.
  6. Tap to confirm that you want to reset network settings on your iPhone.

Your phone should restart automatically when the reset is finished and then loads up the original network values. To get back online, you’ll need to set up your Wi-Fi network and connect to it like the first time you did.

Restoring your iPhone from a previous backup can be deemed among the last options if none of the prior methods is able to fix the iOS 13 slow internet browsing problem on your iPhone 8. This might be the only way for you to regain the internet speed you’re supposed to get. Should you wish to proceed, you can restore your iPhone in recovery mode or repair corrupted iOS in DFU mode. Both these restore methods require the use of iTunes on Windows or Mac computer.

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Is your iPhone 8 iOS 13 slow internet browsing problem fixed?

The following are additional inputs to consider if the problem isn’t resolved after carrying out all the aforementioned procedures.

Power cycle your router/modem. Random firmware crashes are not only occurring in smartphones and tablets but also on network devices like modems and wireless routers. As a result, various types of Internet problems could emerge. To clear out minor firmware crashes that might have slowed down your internet connection, power cycle the modem/router. Here’s how it’s done:

  • Turn off the modem/wireless router as you normally do.
  • While it’s powered off, unplug its AC adapter from the power source and keep it unplugged for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • After the elapsed time, plug it back in then turn back on.

If you cannot reach the modem/router, then give your internet service provider a call and ask them to provision or reset the network equipment remotely.

Seek more help. Your Internet service provider do have dedicated tools that will help troubleshoot and resolve major internet problems including slow

Escalate the problem. For post-update problems that could not be rectified by any applicable workarounds, problem escalation would be needed. Doing so will let Apple know that such a problem exists from an update, thereby prompting them to develop and roll out the required fix patch.

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