I have a variation on this problem. Safari starts off working well, but quickly goes downhill. Especially on my iPad. (All my versions and OS are uptotdate.)
If I open a page - go to a second page - usually cannot get back to the first one. On iPad have to cancel the session and relaunce then it works at first and the cycle repeats as above.
This has only happened after downloading the most recent cersion of Safari.
Safari menu bar ? On ipad ? Or ?
I have the same problem
Ipad 2 iOS 6 safari crawls
Wasn't this way before update !!!
Done that close all active apps and re boot at least once
Done the settings - safari - clear cookies & clear history
Still safari ( crawling pages $ continue to crawl
Wifi is fine ... Other devices on wifi work fine
iPhone safari is a rocket ( touch wood )
Ipad - 2, iOS 6.1 , safari is crawling
Apple are you Listening ?
The help forums are littered with this same query
Is this the next big mess after maps ?
Apple : you are making google famous !!! First maps and now slowly chrome !!