The audible tone used by Safari to indicate that a webpage is loading may continue to play after the page has completed loading

VoiceOver Announcements/Feedback


On occasions, you may find that the audible tone that is used by Safari to indicate to VoiceOver users that a webpage is loading may continue to play after the page has fully loaded. On these occasions, the tone will typically continue to play if you switch away from Safari to another app or to the Home screen.

Steps to reproduce

There appears to be no reliable means of reproducing this behaviour, although it does appear to be more likely to occur if you navigate away from Safari before the webpage does fully load. However, on these occasions, if you then return to Safari, you will find that the page has fully loaded. Even now, the tone will still continue to play.

Bug First Encountered

iOS/iPadOS 14.0

Device(s) bug has been encountered on


How often the bug occurs



The tone can be stopped by either double-tapping on the ‘Reload’ button in Safari or by toggling VoiceOver off and back on again.

Apple feedback #




Fixed In

iOS/iPadOS 14.2



Submitted by Nikola Jovic on Thursday, November 5, 2020

I can no longer reproduce this behaviour under 14.2, though was certainly able to on earlier releases.

Submitted by Matthew Whitaker on Friday, November 6, 2020

In reply to by Nikola Jovic

Same here... currently not getting that issue... I did have it on previous versions of IOS.