How often does Apple mess with our bookmarks?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ntrigue, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Please see the attached images. My friend insisted that he only had 'Google' as a bookmark and now it appears like the screenshot. Even moreso, he doesn't sync to a computer anymore.

    This is how Safari looks on my Apple and I sync every night and it ignores my bookmark preferences, leaving the marketing bookmarks.

    Is this a conspiracy or what?!

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  2. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    I have no such bookmarks on my phone, nor has Apple ever added a bookmark to my phone. I don't know what your friend did to his phone, but I doubt Apple had anything to do with it.
  3. ntrigue thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Can you explain why I just told iTunes to replace bookmarks on iPhone and they remained untouched?
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I think you have to manually erase the ones that come on the phone. Syncing just adds to them, it doesn't take those original ones away.

    Did you manually erase them on the phone and they came back? Or did you just never erase them in the first place?
  5. ntrigue thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007

    My friend manually erased and they reappeared. I just deleted them manually and will report back. I suspect that they are restored the same way Apple updates Javascript Security. Powered and Safari open connected to WiFi.
  6. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2009
    Are the bookmarks you're saving on your Mac in your Bookmarks Bar or Bookmarks Menu? There's seperate folders for all bookmarks from your computer in the bookmarks menu on your phone.

    Up above what you have posted in the screenshot should be History, Bookmarks Bar and Bookmarks Menu folders. Check in those.
  7. mb25667 macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Did your friend recently restore his phone?

    I was having some performance issues lately and restored my iPhone to new...and those bookmarks showed up. I think it's just part of the software.

    I delete them from the phone and they stay gone.
  8. ntrigue thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007

    I experience and am aware of this. He 'claims' that he deleted them and never restored.

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