iPod touch Browsing Public Wi-Fi network: Saffari suddenly closed; everything all right?


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 6, 2010
So I was browsing the web with my iPod Touch (iOS 4.2.1) through a public wi-fi network (no password needed) . I was visiting the parallels website: nothing special. Suddenly the Saffari App unexpectedly shut itself and I was presented with the main menu screen.

This must have been because Safari crashed while loading the page right?

Not because I was being hijacked/hacked or something like that?

Everything seems normal in my iPod; Thoughts? Thanks.


macrumors 65816
Apr 24, 2009
Yeah, everything is cool.

I'm not sure what gen your iPod is but since you are using 4.2.1 still I'm assuming it's a 2nd gen -- in which case the Parrelel (gah I can't spell) site caused Safari to take up too much RAM. At that point the iPod killed Safari to free up the RAM.

You did nothing wrong, your iPod was working as it should. :)


macrumors 68020
Mar 19, 2012
Everything is good. Safari just crashed. Based on the firmware you're using, I'm guessing you're using a 2nd gen iPod touch or a "3rd" gen (technically no such thing) 8gb ipod touch. If so, the crash is probably due to the lack of ram the device has.l