iPad Air 2: Safari not recognizing touches sometimes

Discussion in 'iPad' started by konradsa, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. konradsa macrumors regular

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    Has anybody else noticed that safari sometimes doesn't recognize touches? Somewhere I notice this frequently is when doing a google search, and I am trying to select the link of the top search result. Sometimes I can press on it 10 times, and nothing happens. Sometimes I even have to slight scroll down the page before I can open the link.

    Since this only occurs in safari and I am on my second ipad now (both were showing exact same behavior) I think it's a safari bug. Will probably try another browser to confirm, but just wanted to see if anybody else noticed this.
     
  2. zmon macrumors member

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    Yeah, I've noticed it. Have to scroll the page down to get it to touch sometimes. Haven't tried to see if the same thing happens on Chrome yet.
     
  3. Zeos macrumors 6502

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    Same here. Can't seem to figure out how to wake it up yet.. Waiting, closing, scrolling? I try all of this and it eventually comes around. It's almost like it is stuck in scrolling mode and is not looking for a touch.
     
  4. zmon macrumors member

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    Are either of you using a screen protector by any chance?
     
  5. konradsa thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am using one on my second ipad, wasn't on the first one, didn't make a difference. It also happens under safari only, other apps are fine.
     
  6. mikekirk macrumors member

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    My wife gets the same on her iPad 4 and me also on my Air 2. Neither of us is using a screen protector so looks like a bug of some sort.
     
  7. Jhun80 macrumors newbie

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    Same here, i have to refresh then switch tab.
     
  8. eggersj macrumors 6502

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    Get his at least 12 times per day... I just pinch zoom then double tap and it responds.

    Hope this is fixed soon. It's annoying!
     
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    Yep, I have this issue as well. Hoping it's a software issue.
     
  11. Davidish macrumors member

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    Same problem as OP here. If you scroll down and back up, the touch will register. Probably a software issue.
     
  12. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    It is. Safari is a bonafide mess these days. They really have to:

    1) Fix the reloads(and NO, RAM isnt the only answer to that)
    2) get rid of the tab bar disappearing or at least you set that option
    3) Better response & speed
    4) Lots of other little nuisance items.

    :mad:
     
  13. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    I've noticed this issue too. Updating mines to 8.1.1 and will see if its improved.
     
  14. Simacca macrumors 6502a

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    Just updating mine to 8.1.1. Hope it sorts out the silly bugs.
     
  15. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Been on 8.1.1 for the past 30 minutes and Safari seems to respond to all my touches so far. Not sure if placebo or what but seems like it's greatly improved.
     
  16. iSee macrumors 68040

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    I had this on my 6+.
    Steps:
    - only in Landscape
    - tap link
    - tap back
    Further links are dead until I scroll the display a little.

    The good news is, it's not happening now. I have 8.1.1 installed. I hope that's what fixed it because that means its a permanent fix.
     
  17. eggersj macrumors 6502

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    GREAT call on #2 above Mikey... I agree 100%
     
  18. Simacca macrumors 6502a

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    Seems to have fixed the problem in Safari. Just hoping it has fixed the
    multi tasking gesture bug.
     
  19. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

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    I'm afraid I have to agree with this.

    I, too, experience the lack of response to touch and I have many force closes.

    Hopefully it will soon be fixed. I'm really sorry to say that this is the first experience where it hasn't "just worked" for me. The reloads are killing me. Every time I hit back in the browser I end up at the top of the newly reloaded page.
     
  20. konradsa thread starter macrumors regular

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    It looks like 8.1.1 has fixed the aforementioned issue for me at least. No more needing to scroll before it would open a link.
     
  21. Essa86 macrumors member

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    Happened to me couple of times while I was searching in google.
     
  22. EdMan macrumors 6502

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    Was happening quite a bit. Since updating to 8.1.1 I haven't noticed it. Fingers crossed!
     

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