Can't take it anymore: iOS 10 Safari drove me to Chrome

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by M. Gustave, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

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    iOS 10.1.1
    iPhone 6s+

    Ever since the first public release of iOS 10, Safari has been slow for me, and worse: if I switch tabs or switch apps momentarily, Safari goes all white and is apparently frozen or dead. Only swiping it away in the app switcher, and relaunching, will fix it. And it's a fairly unpredictable bug, I don't know exactly what triggers it, although I see it about twice a day at least. I never have more than two tabs open, so it's not some ram issue.

    Honestly I am not a Chrome fan, but after three iOS updates and Apple still hasn't fixed this, I couldn't take it anymore. Chrome has been fast and stable, which absolutely wasn't the case back in the earlier iOS 9 days.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    I've seen people mention issues of this type, but I can't say I've come across them myself. Kind of an odd one given that it's not really there all the time even for those that do experience it and doesn't seem to be there at all for many others.
     
  3. M. Gustave thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, it's a known thing to Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204229

    ...and you can see Google references to "safari white screen of death" going back to 2010. But I've never encountered it in 6 years until iOS 10.
     
  4. DarkSorrow82 macrumors regular

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    I use Firefox because it sycs to my MacBook :)
     
  5. M. Gustave thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So does Chrome, but Firefox is good too. Heck, any 3rd party browser that doesn't outright crash is ahead of Safari at this point.
     
  6. GalaDaliGirl Suspended

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    Why doesn't Firefox for iOS cache my passwords properly? I have to type them in every friggin time.
     
  7. Hanzu Lao Suspended

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    Never had this issue, but if it happens often go for some other browser, but they all have their on issues and in my personal opinion are garbage. Same goes for OS X versions.
     
  8. Andrewtst macrumors 6502

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    Google Chrome is always my priority web browser for Android, Windows and now iOS.

    I find it still the best ever make web browser.
     
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  10. Agit21 macrumors regular

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    Since you can't use ad blocker for chrome on iOS there is no way I'm switching the browser
     
  11. recklesslife85 macrumors 6502

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    VPN, problem solved. Try operas VPN.
     
  12. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    I have heard that all browsers in iOS are forced to use the same render engine safari uses. I don't think chrome is free from "white screen of death" issue, although seems that fact shows something different.
     
  13. Lappen71 macrumors 6502

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    Would never ever let a Google program in my telephone.
    A company who lives of its users ands user data :mad:
     
  14. Nick11Mac macrumors 6502

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    Have both Safari and Chrome, so if one does something annoying I use the other. Have to revisit Firefox. It's been a while since I've used it.
     
  15. ThunderMasterMind macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't had any issues like this before and I've had iOS 10 since it was announced. Safari is just as fast and functional as it was on 9 for me.
     
  16. Fruit Stand macrumors newbie

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    Have you tried resetting all settings in settings > general > reset ?

    Your issue sounds like a glitch in safari settings.
     
  17. dogslobber macrumors 68040

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    This. An ad blocker is mandatory for iOS so Safari wins for me.
     
  18. niji Contributor

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    for me, it wasn't chrome at first, it was google maps which has been the gateway app to use more and more google apps.
    first there were saved places in maps.
    from maps, to chrome.
    and then to the google app itself for search+. much better than the browser safari.
    then from there its been google mail.

    is apple maps still in beta? ah, that would be a no.
    forstall gone, but never forgotten.
    didnt apple maps control go to Friendly Eddie? ah, yes.
     
  19. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    It's slow as ****
     
  20. Lappen71 macrumors 6502

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    Depends what you expect.
    On 100/100Mbit Wifi I get 25% och the maximus speed.

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