Safari stalls with iOS 8
My iPad does not always go online when I search using Google. The blue bar extends to about a quarter of the way and then stops, and eventually I get a message saying that the server has stopped responding. My iPhone 5s and my iMac are never affected. This has only started since I updated from iOS 7. Doing a complete cold reboot or switching off Wi-Fi for about 30 seconds and then back on usually fixes it, but not always. David Simpson If the progress bar stalls that early, it’s probably because of a DNS problem. DNS stands for Domain Name System and it is the process that converts domain names like www.apple. com into the numeric IP addresses that internet routers actually use. DNS is handled by servers on the internet and by default you’ll be connecting to the DNS server at your ISP, because that’s what your broadband router is configured to do.
I also encountered this problem in iOS 8 and, as an experiment, I have changed my router to use the OpenDNS servers instead. These are at 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52. It’s still too soon to say for certain whether this has definitely fixed the problem, but so far it’s looking promising.