How often does Safari crash on you?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by California King, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    I've been hearing that a lot people have Safari on their iPod touches crash a lot and I was wondering how often? Everytime you use it? Once in a while? Not that often, etc.

    Also, did the update actually make Safari crash more often? That's also something I've heard.
  2. halfgoon macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2007
    Adelaide, South Australia
    I managed to crash Safari within half an hour of using it, by going to a flash heavy page. Took it straight down. But after updating, I haven't had any crashes yet, and that's from about 3 hours' use.
  3. California King thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    Cool, so I guess the update actually did you good. Thanks.
  4. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    The only time (and it happens every time I do it) is when I add a smilie to a post in here with the buttons to the left of this box :)

    The one I just did I made using the symbols on the keyboard.

    EDIT: this post worked because I just typed a colon and a parentheses but if I press the smile face button then Safari crashes when I submit the reply.
  5. ohio state fan macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2007
    I have had my touch since it very first came out and i have never had safarivcrash on me.
  6. Maxington macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2007
    Oshkosh, WI
    I have had safari crash a few times, but mostly because of the wifi spot I was using keeps fading in-and-out and that probably had more to do with it than the app itself.
  7. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    often, not to a degree of intolerable yet, but firmware update didn't do any good on this.

    u don't need a flash heavy website since this thing support no flash anyway. you just need to often try to operate before the progress bar finishes.

    in a word, you need to be patient for this slow thing, any impatience will cause problem from time to time.
  8. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    what happens when safari crashes? does the ipod freeze up?
  9. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    no, it brings you back to home screen
  10. phatboy macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    safari is now crashing every two minutes for me. sucks so bad.
    when im playing music it crashes too. not even when im on safari at the same time.
    hopefully the software update will help.
  11. awmazz macrumors 65816

    Jul 4, 2007
    I just had my first Safari crash on opening another forum, by pressing the bookmarks icon before it was fully loaded (silly how it automatically starts loading the website from when Safari last was open, even if you don't want it to). How can you default it to start with a blank page?

    Anyway, when I restarted, Safari was frozen on a blank screen and nothing would work, not even the home button or the off switch. The big hardware freeze. Doing a full restore now to get it working again. Wiping everything and blanking the whole bloody thing back to scratch.

    PS. Where do all these extra bookmark folders (like Travel and Entertainment) with loads of bookmarks I've never seen before come from when I sync my bookmarks? I hate them. Anyone know how I can permanently get rid of them without having to delete them all one by one?
  12. chicagopepper macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2007
    since the update didn't stop safari from crashing (about once every 5 minutes for me) is it worth taking to apple? Or do the new ones have the same problem?
  13. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    its software bugs, apple is weak at software developing, taking back to apple really won't help a bit. we can only wait for its updates, who knows how long it will take.:eek:
  14. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2006
    I've got a week 37 with v1.1.1 update, I haven't had a single crash on safari, yet. Although I expect it will happen at some point, it's fairly rock steady.

    I'd like to get a W38 or 39 model, but I'm resisting after the 'fix' and since mine has no dead pixels at all. Though it is tempting, as I have the service package with me ready to send back to Apple Care if I feel that I want to. Been thinking it over the weekend lol.
  15. Britblogger macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2007
  16. mahger macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2007
    the normal version of has been crashing safari for the past 2 weeks, but I guessed they fixed it cause today its not longer doing that.
  17. Vikinguy macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007
    Mine gas been very solid. Maybe 2 or3 in a week.
  18. awmazz macrumors 65816

    Jul 4, 2007
    I'll just update this as to the cause. I used to add a PDF file to my Safari bookmarks. At 4.9MB in size, it was clearly too much for Safari on the iPt to handle and froze the whole system up permanently until I did a full wipe and restore to factory default.

    Didn't even open the PDF bookmark. The second time just opened a blank page in Safari and the system froze again, so its mere presence in the bookmark file was an overload. So take it as a warning that this technique is not a good option to get large pdfs or ebooks onto your iPt.
  19. funnyent macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    Mobile safari has only crashed on me once it's not that bad as people say. :)
  20. funnyent macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    mobile safari has only crashed on my once, it's not as bad as people say. :)
  21. Funplex macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    I think it's more of a question of when doesn't Safari crash?

    Anytime browsing involves the keypad or typing in login names and passwords, it crashes.
  22. A N G E L macrumors member

    A N G E L

    Sep 20, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    Safari rarely crashed when I had the 2.1 software installed on my iPod touch 2G, but with the 2.2 software update, it hasn't crashed once.
  23. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008

    I've had pretty much all the releases of OS 1 and 2. Never had an issue with anything.
  24. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2008
    Southern California
    Never, not once! My Safari has never crashed! *knocks on wood* ;)
  25. semin28 macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2008
    When I first got the touch everything was perfect but as days go by it started to crash a lot. Then came the 2.2 update that seemed to fix the problem but a couple days later it started doing it again. Now it's worse then ever for me . Like every other time I use the safari it crashes.

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