1st gen iPad... Safari crashes constantly

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ijen0311, Feb 20, 2012.

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    ijen0311

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    That's about the gist of the problem.

    I've tried clearing cookies/history and also turned off iCloud. My Safari has become almost unusable as 50% of websites make it crash.

    Has anyone found a solution for this problem?
     
  2. Guest

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    I have a similar problem, say 10% of pages visited. safari just quits:mad:
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Nope, I have an iPad 1 and have been running into the same problem for months. Safari will crash on me 5+ times a day.

    As I just posted in my own thread, I discovered earlier today that my iPad has about 20 GBs of space being used that I cannot account for. All my music and videos are in iCloud, and all my apps combined add up to about 8 GBs. Yet my iPad says I am using 28 GB. I'm starting to wonder if that has something to do with it.
    I might just try starting fresh and restoring from my iCloud backup (which is only about 1 GB), and seeing if that improves things.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Have you tried double clicking the home buttom and then finding the safari icon in the bottom holding it until it wiggles and then click the x to close it down completely?
     
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    ijen0311

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    Yes, that doesn't help :(
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem, tried multiple ways of fixing it. I recently restored the iPad in iTunes then set up as new and that seems to have finally solved the issue. Restoring from a back up didn't work. Of course you lose all your settings and app data by doing that but apparently it was something in the back up that was screwing safari up.
     
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    I've had the same problem since updating my software to iOS5.0.1. A colleague has voiced the same issue. It will be interesting to see if iPad3 fixes that VERY annoying glitch. Or do we have to wait for iOS6?
     
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    I think Apple does something to the OS so that older devices don't work as good and you upgrade to the latest version. My iPhone 4 & iPad 1 is slowing to a craw.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure many of you may Have already updated to the new 5.1 software, but just in case you haven't, you'll be pleased to know that the new update fixes these app crashing and stability problems tremendously! Our beloved iPad 1's are usable once again.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    I had the same problem, selling my iPad1 and buying the iPad3, i'm pretty sure it has to do with the amount of RAM as it's the really motion GFX pages that seem to crash it the most, although it can very randomly.

    I'll be devastated if it keeps happening with the new iPad :(

    I use my iPad more than my Macbook and MacPro, almost as much as my iPhone
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    my ipad1 is on 5.0.1 right now, but if i upgrade to 5.1, i lose the JB. however if this does indeed fix the crashing problem, i will probably have to do it
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    It did indeed fix the crashing issues and other lags and makes our OG iPads much better, essentially back to 4.x. I, too, was untethered jailbroken, but the jailbroken state didn't give me any added value with almost all my essential apps crashing all the time. I had to resort to using springtomize to disable multitasking just to get any stability at all, and even that didn't work as well as I needed it to.

    One fallback plan is to update and jailbroken tethered. If you use your iPad around the house or will have access to computers (work, school, etc.) & can load redsn0w in a hidden folder in case of a dreaded needed restart, that could suffice until the untethered one's available. I haven't rejailbroken mine just yet, but I feel I'm going to during my spring break to get all my tweaks and jailbroken apps back.
     
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    I upgraded to 5.1 last night then I opened a thread on this very forum and safari crashed again.

    It was a wallpapers thread, so I'm sort of not surprised that it crashed, but it's extremely disappointing.
     
  14. macrumors 65816

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    Since upgrading my iPad to iOS 5.1 I have not experienced one single Safari crash.
     
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    As a workaround, I find that Atomic Browser is more stable (at least for the sites I visit). I'll have to update to 5.1 and see if that helps.
     
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    Same here. This will allow me to hold out a little longer on upgrading. As much as I'd like to know, I'm trying to save for some more important things. :)
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    I have definitely noticed that loading graphic-intensive websites and many other apps tends to crash the app or Safari after an extended period of time on 5.1. In 5.0.1, it would crash immediately, so we have much more lead time, but it seems it's just the nature of the beast. Our RAM is just so limited and the web and app development is ever-changing. Soon our beloved devices will be left behind, but I'm sure we have much more time with it before then.
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    that's BS. obviously the ipad has its limitations, but it doesn't mean it should crash. prior to 5.x my safari would also slow down on graphic-intensive websites, but it didn't crash.. it would just lag excessively which is understandable given the amount of ram.

    now you are visiting the same websites with same graphic load and they crash. only difference is newer ios.
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    I personally haven't had a crash yet in any app since 5.1. I'm accounting for other accounts for other users. Many users are reporting performance as that prior to 5.x, as am I.
     
  20. macrumors member

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    it's an OS bug. I reflashed my iPad 1 with the latest rom, installed nothing and did not restore any setting or program (setup as a new user) still Safari crashes a few times day. Very annoying.
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    Safari and other apps crash.

    I updated to 5.1.1 and it's about as bad, if not worse. Not only does safari crash, but some of my news apps as well. Also there's lag time when I type.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    I even installed google chrome and it has the same problem
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    APPLE store cannot solve the 1st gen IPad problem

    I have same problem on my ist gen iPad even i went to Apple store to ask for solution. They even unbox a brand new 1st gen iPad & ask me to pay for it but during my trial with Facebook timeline & other news apps, same problem is happened again.

    No solution or suggestion from Apple store. Only advise is waiting for their hardware / software engineers further investigation if there are more complaints but so far I am the only one reported to them. It means Apple will not solve it until my iPad is end of life.

    I am asking why ist gen iPod mini can be replaced free of charge per their webpage announcement. 1st gen iPad is doesn/t care ? Apple store genius can only say " SORRY ABOUT THAT ".
     
  24. macrumors 603

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    The memory handling of iOS is one of the worst by today's OS standards. There is absolutely no protection against immediate crashing when starting to dynamically load something that you can't know the memory use beforehand and, therefore, can't just ignore doing it. Web page loading via UIWebView is typically one of these; this is why Safari (or third-party browsers) constantly crash on particularly the lower-RAM models (but also on higher-spec ones like the iPad 3 / 4 - but, of course, with far less frequency).

    (BTW, having been asked a question on this at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=16199770#post16199770 , I'll publish a entire article on all these questions, where I'll compare iOS to the memory handling model of competing OS'es as well.)

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    It can't be solved unless Apple significantly changes the memory model of iOS. That'll hardly happen - particularly not with the EOL'ed iPad1's not receiving any OS upates any more.

    As I've pointed out above, the memory handling of iOS is one of the worst.
     
  25. macrumors 6502a

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    Same issue here

    Ive got the same issue. Safari is pretty much useless. Crashes all the time. Hope apple releases a fix.
     

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