iPad Finally going to ask

puma1552

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Why is it that in Safari - regardless of device - iPad 4, iPhone 6, or my MBP with 8 giga of RAM - when I hit the back button, the previous page I'm going back to refreshes?

I know people complain about tab refreshes due to a lack of RAM, but is this the same problem? Doesn't seem to matter how much RAM, going back always causes an annoying refresh.
 

mtneer

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Why is it that in Safari - regardless of device - iPad 4, iPhone 6, or my MBP with 8 giga of RAM - when I hit the back button, the previous page I'm going back to refreshes?

I know people complain about tab refreshes due to a lack of RAM, but is this the same problem? Doesn't seem to matter how much RAM, going back always causes an annoying refresh.
I just typed my reply and navigated away to another page before hitting the back button. Safari still saved up what I had typed and did not refresh.
 

mcdj

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I just typed my reply and navigated away to another page before hitting the back button. Safari still saved up what I had typed and did not refresh.
So? Try that after browsing for an hour with a bunch of tabs open. Ain't happenin.
 

mtneer

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So? Try that after browsing for an hour with a bunch of tabs open. Ain't happenin.
That wasn't the OP's assertion. He said that Safari refreshes every time whenever you go back regardless of the machine. I just said that ain't necessarily true.
 

Mcdevidr

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I actually have noticed an odd thing since upgrading to iOS 8. The iPad used to refresh the tab and start from the top of the site when I would swipe to go back. Now the screen flashes and it reloads and moves me down to where I was on the screen before.