I deleted a bunch of apps...Safari hasn't crashed once in 2 days.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mcdj, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    I'd been getting about 4-5 Safari crashes per day and it was driving me nuts. It used to be that I'd only get crashes on pages loading a lot of images, but lately it would crash just reading an RSS feed or a simple text page.

    Just to see what might happen, I deleted about 15 apps I wasn't really using.

    That was 2 days ago, and Safari hasn't crashed once. Knock wood.

    I don't think it has anything to do with free space, as I had about 1.3 gigs free before, and 1.7 now. It could just be a coincidence, but it sure seems like cleaning house has something to do with a more stable Safari.

    Interestingly, my Bank of America app didn't remember my login name after I deleted the 15 apps...that has never happened before. This says to me that there could be some errant databases floating around the OS, which might coincide with a crashy Safari being fixed by deleting an app with a loose cannon database.

    I've always wondered how so many people can claim Safari never crashes for them. It would be interesting to survey those who get a lot of crashes and see if they have any apps in common, or a similar amount of apps. Could the culprit be an app that uses its own WebKit browser? Or could it be everyone with 27 apps or more will get a corrupt database(s) somewhere? So many possibilities...
  2. bojado71 macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2008
    Very interesting post. I will try it out myself as I have many apps and Safari keeps crashing.
  3. iTeen macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2007
    Thats funny, because I got rid of about 20 apps on friday...and ever since then I haven't had Safari crash even once.

    Before the cleaning I was experiencing a crash almost every time I used Safari.
  4. stupidm4n macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2008
  5. deriko100 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2008
    New York
    Maybe one of the apps might have been installed incorrectly, or maybe one of the apps had a secret Trojan or virus, who knows.
  6. Rojo macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2006
    I'm not having that much trouble with Safari crashing, but I did add a ton of apps recently, and suddenly my battery is draining MUCH faster than normal. I'm convinced it's one of the new apps -- which sucks, because I want all of them on my phone. And it's going to take forever to figure out which app may be the culprit... :(
  7. mcdj thread starter macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    These are the 14 apps I deleted. Still no Safari crashes yet.

  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I agree with all of those removals except for one.

    How do you live without Koi Pond!!? :eek:
  9. creolesoul macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2008
    This is an interesting development. I'll try it out this week.

    I must also note though that I also tried something else. For a brief time, I was using the adblock work-around (changing the host file) and I went from numerous Safari crashes per day down to 1 a day (if that). I would've kept it, but one of the apps I enjoy using was upgraded and now utilizes ads (apps with ads don't work period with the adblock work-around).

    I'm sure there are a bunch of apps that I don't use. I'll delete some and see if it affects Safari and its crash rate.
  10. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

    Aug 25, 2008
    Los Angeles
    The mods really need to combine threads :p

    I agree the more apps i install the slower my 3g seems to get ... hmmm

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