History Problems With Safari

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by STidrvr, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. STidrvr macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2009
    Hey everyone. Ever since iOS 5, I've been having a strange history problem with Safari. At first I noticed this here on MR, but I guess it was happening on date specific sites, like forums and Craigslist. It can illustrate with pictures :D

    If you notice, todays date and time, the 18th and 11:36 AM:


    So then I go to MR and check a few threads, after checking a thread, when I press the back button, im now put back at a different date and time in history. Notice in this picture that it is now 8:43 PM:


    and that if you decode the the todays and yesterdays, with the showing of "November 15th, 2011" that gives us a date on November 17th:


    So to summerize whats happening, when I go to a date specific site, everything is current until I use the back button. When I do instead of going back to the previous page I was on, Im getting put back to that page but a few days earlier. I havent kept track to see if the "date offness" has been constant, Ive just noticed that its been wrong. A simple press of the refresh button will load the correct page, but it does continue to happen. If I'd have to say, about 60% of the time this happens.

    This happen in iOS 5.0 and also now in 5.0.1. I didnt notcie this in 4.whatever.whatever either.
  2. mikemj23 macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2010
    I'm having the same issue. very strange. It's like Safari is reverting to a cached page in some situations.
  3. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    Safari seems to cache old versions and forget to cache new versions. It was a bug present in the betas and still exists now.
  4. fandsw macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    Helena, AL
    Glad I'm not the only one who had this problem......
  5. donnaw macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2011
    Austin TX
    I noticed it too. Was the bug reported to Apple? Hopefully yes so they will address it. I've done a lot of software rollouts and testing over the last 25 years and to me this is a pretty big bug. Not necessarily a show-stopper but should be addressed during the first real update. Of course it wasn't addressed but I have a feeling this latest update was not on the formal schedule.
  6. STidrvr thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2009
    I don't have any faith that it'll be fixed. I do agree that it's a pretty big bug, but considering they still haven't fixed the YouTube on the iPad, I'm not holding my breath. I was just making sure I wasn't the only one, it's nice being among people like me :)
  7. 1herm4matrix macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2009
    Same here. Safari crashes all the time and foret about using the back button! Just started using Atomic way better!

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