Going back in safari goes to a days old page

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by tucker3434, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. tucker3434 macrumors regular

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    Is this a problem or is it just happening to me? I think I remember hearing about this but I also thought I heard it was resolved. I'm up to date on all my software. Is there any fix other than switching browsers?
     
  2. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    I've had this happen for more than a year on my iPad. It's kind of disappointing I would rather have it waste the time refreshing the page than to go back to one from a month ago.
     
  3. stevemiller macrumors 65816

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    i definitely hope they make this a priority! it can be frustrating, especially for sites like this one, where you regularly click into articles or forum threads, and then go back to that index--only to find a list of threads/articles that is now days old.
     
  4. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    I've never had this problem, so it's not system wide.
     
  5. chenks macrumors 6502a

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    you're 1 person out of 3 (well make that 4 as i also see it) that doesn't see this issue, so that makes you in the minority at the moment. you are in no position to say isn't "system wide".
     
  6. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    Glad you appreciate what I considered help. If it was system wide everyone would have the same problem. I sorry it's a problem for you.
     
  7. LAS.mac macrumors 6502

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    Here is the same too.
    In both iPhone 4s and iPad.
    If you have one page for instance of a newspaper, it goes back to yesterday news...which are not news anymore...
     
  8. chenks macrumors 6502a

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    now 5 against 1.
    maybe you just either haven't noticed it or experienced it YET.
     
  9. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Make that 2, I've never had this issue on my iPhone, or iPad.
     
  10. chenks macrumors 6502a

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    it doesn't seem to happen with every site.
    but definitely happens more times than not with digitalspy.co.uk and macrumors too (but not as often as digitalspy).
     
  11. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    40 million users and some consider it system wide if a dozen people have the problem. When you try to help they dismiss your comment.
     
  12. chenks macrumors 6502a

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    the person who suggested it wasn't a system wide issue offered no help or assistance at all.

    no-one has suggested it was a system wide problem, just that there does appear to be an issue for some.
     
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  14. verwon macrumors 68030

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    I know, it's ridiculous.
     
  15. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    How are we to suggest a solution when we don't have the problem. My suggestion would be to contact Apple directly and not a forum.
     
  16. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a

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  17. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    I'm sorry, I thought this type of question was exactly what a forum was for. The OP has an issue, asked (very politely) if anyone else had the issue and he gets stomped?

    I've run into the same thing on my ipad2. Not all sites but some. It's a little disconcerting. I'm sure it's one of those little bugs that is very hard to reproduce and therefore very hard to track down. Also I'm sure it's not high on the bug list (if Apple has even added it). Since Apple is so secretive about this stuff we'll never know and hopefully in one of the next updates it will magically be fixed.
     
  18. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    I've had this same issue for quite a while on my iPad, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S. I have noticed it on all recent iOS versions, and I always keep updated. It is kind of annoying, and does frequently trick me. I often am reading news sites and all of a sudden it is displaying a page that is hours, days, or a week old. I have just gotten in the habit of looking at the dates on pages and refreshing as needed.
     
  19. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    Not all that hard to reproduce. Macrumors forums behave this way on my iPad as well. I can see a forum, click to read a thread, go "back" to the forum, and the page is hours old all of a sudden. It's a caching issue.

    Although browsers are supposed to be smart and know that php, asp, aspx, cfm etc indicate pages that are often dynamically generated and should not be cached, it also helps if the webmaster puts specific caching instructions in the page. Macrumors forums seem to lack any specific "don't cache me" instructions for browsers.

    The behavior seems unique to the new "tabbed" Safari in iOS5 - the old iOS 4.x Safari didn't behave this way. On a side note, Apple also cripped the "one tap for mouseover" as well, which was useful for sites that use hovers to expose drop-down js menus. Perhaps they'll fix both issues in 5.1
     
  20. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Whew, I'm glad I'm not the only one having this problem. It's not a huge deal since it can be solved with a touch of the refresh button, but at times, it'll go back to a page a week or 2 old. Annoying, yes, but not something I need to call Apple or get angry about. If you remove safari from the multitasking bar, that can resolve it for a while.
     
  21. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Never had this issue on either my iPhone 4, but has happened from time to time on my iPad and 3GS. Closing all tabs, removing it from the multitasking bar, and then running an app called System Activity Monitor resolves the issue though.
     
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  23. libertysat macrumors regular

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    Count me as another one with same occasional 'yesterday's page' showing up after going back - on my iPad2

    The local news I read every morning has a 'box' showing the days Top 10 most read and commented on stories
    At least once per week that box contains info from a day or more in past
    Never have found a way to get it to load current info without switching browsers
    This happens on my MBP too on Safari

    All up to date 10.6
     
  24. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    As I mentioned above, this problem happens to me regularly. Probably at
    least once a day on average. I have always been able to hit the refresh button at the top to load the current page.
     
  25. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Makes too much sense!
     

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