There can be several reasons why your app gets "stuck" when scrolling on Safari. Here are some common causes and potential solutions:

  1. Heavy Rendering or Computation: If your app involves complex animations, heavy rendering, or extensive JavaScript computations, it can lead to slow scrolling performance on Safari. Try optimizing your code, using hardware acceleration for animations (e.g., CSS transform property), and reducing unnecessary rendering to improve scrolling performance.

  2. Large Images or Videos: Large images or videos can cause performance issues, especially on mobile devices. Consider using responsive images, lazy loading, or video streaming techniques to improve scrolling performance.

  3. Memory Leaks: Memory leaks in your JavaScript code can cause the app to become unresponsive over time. Make sure to properly manage memory, clean up event listeners, and remove unused components or resources.

  4. Inefficient Event Handling: Handling scroll events inefficiently can impact performance. Avoid excessive DOM manipulation within scroll event handlers and consider using requestAnimationFrame to schedule expensive operations for a smoother scrolling experience.

  5. CSS Animations and Transitions: Overusing CSS animations and transitions, especially on many elements at once, can lead to janky scrolling. Limit the use of animations to critical elements and use hardware-accelerated properties like transform and opacity.

  6. Browser Bugs or Incompatibilities: Safari might have specific bugs or incompatibilities that cause scrolling issues on certain devices or under particular conditions. Check for known issues and try updating Safari to the latest version.

  7. Third-Party Libraries: Third-party libraries can introduce performance bottlenecks. Review the libraries you're using and consider alternatives or optimizations.

  8. Network and Resource Loading: Slow network connections or high-latency resources can affect scrolling performance, especially when using content from external servers. Consider optimizing assets and hosting them on a content delivery network (CDN) if possible.

  9. Hardware Limitations: Some older or low-end devices might have limited hardware capabilities, leading to poorer scrolling performance. Test your app on various devices and browsers to identify potential hardware-related issues.

To diagnose the specific issue causing the scrolling problem, you can use Safari's Developer Tools to inspect performance, monitor JavaScript execution, and identify any performance bottlenecks. Look for performance-related warnings in the console and use the Timeline and Performance tabs to analyze your app's behavior during scrolling.

By identifying and addressing the root cause of the scrolling issue, you can enhance the user experience and make your app feel smoother and more responsive on Safari.

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