HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Computers & Internet » Apple Users (Group) » Freezing i pad ,iPhones a...

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 09:43 AM

Freezing i pad ,iPhones and mac

Hello. So typical boomer Struggling with typing with my thumbs, autocorrect, and eyesight. Seeing fine print and not understanding the computer words. Wife and i moved a couple of years ago and the bill for cable was outrageous so we cut the cord so to speak. For what we do its perfect. No sports, You tube tv for msnbc and a couple of shows. The office and housewives for her. Anyway I am getting irritated with the devices we have (listed above) freezing up wile streaming tv. Its seems to be related to ads trying to take over and then they lock up . I have to double click and swipe the screen closed then reopen sometimes a couple of times and when it starts there will be an ad that was trying to take over it will immediately start with the ad. Its now getting to be a daily or multiple times daily. yesterday it happened during the Mary Trump interview and i lost the second half of it when it reloaded. What can i do about these Ads? Hydro My Neighbor says it was all from Adjit Pai in 2017 that he lobbied the Trump admin for more advertising.

8 replies, 2553 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 8 replies Author Time Post
Reply Freezing i pad ,iPhones and mac (Original post)
hydrolastic Jul 2020 OP
gristy Jul 2020 #1
Freethinker65 Jul 2020 #2
hydrolastic Jul 2020 #4
PJMcK Jul 2020 #5
hydrolastic Jul 2020 #3
gristy Jul 2020 #6
Lulu KC Jul 2020 #7
Tetrachloride Jul 2020 #8

Response to hydrolastic (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 09:50 AM

1. AdBlock should help

easy to download and install https://www.getadblock.com/

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hydrolastic (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 10:00 AM

2. Check your download speed

Pretty sure many devices connected to the same wifi at once can cause decrease in speed and increase in buffering. Also, the closer the device is to the router the faster the download speed.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 10:08 AM

4. How do you check that? And then what is a good speed?

as above

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hydrolastic (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 10:19 AM

5. Try this site

https://www.speedtest.net

That will give the you download and upload speeds. Compare them with the rates your ISP claims.

Ad blocker apps help keep your streaming from getting clogged, (mostly).

Also, you might be suffering from buffering issues because your ISP may have throttled your data transfer rates. Without paying for enhanced service, there's not much you can do to fix that problem.

Good luck.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hydrolastic (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 10:04 AM

3. Ok downloaded it

I downloaded it and it asked me to trust it so i did . It then asked me for money i didn't give it any but it says that its "installed" on the tab. Is it working? and do i have to do it on all devices in the house?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hydrolastic (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 11:24 AM

6. there should be a little AdBlock icon in the URH corner

On the same row as your URL window, just below all your tabs. Left-click it and you get some choices. Yes, you have to install it on any device that you want to block ads. You'll know it's working when ads are much reduced as you surf.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hydrolastic (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 12:12 PM

7. I used to use adblock

and it was pretty good, but I had a lot of pages that wouldn't open b/c of it.
I switched to using the Brave browser, which automatically blocks ads. It's almost magical. I NEVER see ads, and I also NEVER see "please turn off your adblocker."
There are some qualities I miss about Safari, but I'm pretty impressed by it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hydrolastic (Original post)

Sat Jul 18, 2020, 06:23 PM

8. On your iPad, the EPIC browser works and is simpler to use than Ad-block

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread