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 604

    mcdj

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Location:
    NYC
    #1
    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

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    #2
    Very interesting post. I will try it out myself as I have many apps and Safari keeps crashing.
     
  3. iTeen macrumors 65816

    iTeen

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Location:
    Washington
    #3
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
  5. deriko100 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    #5
    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

    Rojo

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Location:
    Brookyln
    #6
    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 604

    mcdj

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Location:
    NYC
    #7
    These are the 14 apps I deleted. Still no Safari crashes yet.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Location:
    Washington DC
    #8
    I agree with all of those removals except for one.

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

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    #9
    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

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #10
    The mods really need to combine threads :p

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

Share This Page