1.5.3 - iOS simulator - Switching to Webview Context takes a long time 10+ seconds

I made a bug ticket here: https://github.com/appium/appium/issues/6414

but it hasn’t had any traction. Has anybody else had this problem and found a fix/workaround? Switching to the webview on iOS simulator takes a long time. Getting context handles is what takes a long time (driver.getContextHandles() command). It worked fast in 1.4.16, but got very slow since 1.5.