frequent safari crashes with iPad1/iOS 5

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  1. Maziar macrumors 6502

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    anyone else experiencing this issue ?
    Sine upgrading my iPad1 to iOS5,I'm having frequent crashes in Safari. i disabled the bppkmarks but it didn't do no good.
    And yes,I've tried restoring it. (as a new iPad)
     
  2. JulianL macrumors 65816

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  3. Lee Adama macrumors regular

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    I'm getting it too on my iPad 1. It's in frequent and annoying when it does happen. Must be the ramis getting maxed out?

    Hopefully a future update addresses it.
     
  4. Reddkryten macrumors 6502

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    Putting safari into private mode has solved the crashes, it's not exactly a long term solution but still.
     
  5. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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  6. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Don't notice the issue on the iPhone 4S but on the iPad 1 it's terrible.


    Is it still possible to downgrade to iOS 4?

    Update - Private mode does seem to help...
     
  7. macking104 macrumors 6502

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    go to Settings / General / Reset / Reset all settings

    doesnt wipeout data. It fixed 90+% of my crashes.

    Atomic Lite & SecureWeb browsers also crash less...

    i also have the System Activity app that clears memory...
     
  8. Maziar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks but it didn't help.
    today it got even worse,it crashed as soon as I opened it so i had to turn my iPad off and turn it on again in order to work with Safari again

    I also tried the private mode but it didn't help either.
     
  9. iCMB macrumors newbie

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    Same here.
     
  10. Maziar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    guess we just have to wait for a software update. (had to type this message twice becaus wit crashed in thmiddle of typing :mad:)
     
  11. mrboult macrumors 6502

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    Safari crashes way more on my iPad 1 than it ever used to. Not at all as much as the OP's but it is noticeable.
     
  12. JulianL macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone tried the new 5.0.1 beta? The headline feature for 5.0.1 seems to be fixes for battery life issues but I really hope that they've also fixed the Safari stability issues.

    - Julian
     
  13. eq2675 macrumors regular

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    We are running out of system resources. I would suggest that you close open apps and use Xsysinfo to free up memory.

    Works for me.
     
  14. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Same issue on my iPad 2 !!! Very annoying indeed :mad:
     
  15. macking104 macrumors 6502

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    have you tried SecureWeb or AtomicLite web browsers?
     
  16. Doylem macrumors 68040

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    Safari's crashing on my iPad 1 when I'm using finger and thumb gesture to zoom in on part of a web-page...
     
  17. Diane B macrumors member

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    I'm not. I usually have 4-7 tabs open, have 64GB wifi with lots of apps and lots of content. I'm finding Safari quite stable and I often used 3rd party browser apps before IOS 5.

    I do hope that Apple can do something for the gen 1 folks that are having issues. I'm reasonably happy with it and improved or added things I like and use. If Ipad 3 isn't the announced version by May I will keep this one until it is--and thank goodness mine is working okay, though with some things turned off.
     
  18. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    I have a iPad 1 and haven't had any problems with safari crashing.
    I do make sure to close out open apps to free up memory.
     
  19. Graig macrumors 6502

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    Seems to be crashing often on iPad1 and iOS5.
     
  20. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    Have you talked to the anyone at the genius bar in an Apple store? It would be interesting to hear their response.

    I have an iPad 2 and am now using iOS 5. I don't recall ever seeing Safari crash. I think I had one lock up. Besides that iHeart Radio and Live 365 crash somewhat often (once a week or so). Other than that things are rather stable.

    This clearly doesn't help you much but it suggests that these crashes are not systematic bugs but something related to your specific iPad. Either something prevents a good install of the system and software or there is some hardware issue bringing it down from time to time.
     
  21. Lee Adama macrumors regular

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    its gotten significantly worse on my iPad 1. After clearing history & cache, Safari won't even load a page, it just crashes instantly. Can't even use it. All other browsers work, just Safari is unusable now.

    I'm one step away from restoring as new, but would like to avoid that if possible.

    Bummer man.:mad:
     
  22. AletheaEdmons macrumors newbie

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    i think so
     
  23. flatfoot99 Guest

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    turn off auto fill feature. seems to have worked for me.
     
  24. flatfoot99 Guest

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    disregard.... still crashing.
     
  25. JulianL macrumors 65816

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    OK, 5.0.1 is now official so no NDA issues. Can anyone comment? Does 5.0.1 fix the Safari stability issues?

    - Julian
     

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