All iPads iOS 8.1 and Safari tabs

linbetwin

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 20, 2014
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Hi,

Just updated my Air to 8.1 and Safari now seems to hold 11 tabs without reloading.

What's your experience?
 

Jawnathin

macrumors 6502
Sep 10, 2009
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Just tested it with my iPad 4 and I got to around 10 tabs of varying content before they started to refresh. Just some, not all. This won't be apples to apples to everyone as it depends on the pages open. 10 tabs of the Google homepage would request much less memory than 10 tabs worth of Facebook

Will need to use it in real world testing before making any judgements.
 

WilliamG

macrumors G3
Mar 29, 2008
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2,401
Seattle
There is zero difference in tab reloading from 8.0 to 8.1. Just let it die, already. ALL iPads have an issue with tab reloading. Maybe iPad Air 2 will fix this if it has 2GB. Maybe it won't.

But 8.1 does not fix this.
 

dilap

macrumors 6502a
Apr 18, 2014
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London, UK
There is zero difference in tab reloading from 8.0 to 8.1. Just let it die, already. ALL iPads have an issue with tab reloading. Maybe iPad Air 2 will fix this if it has 2GB. Maybe it won't.

But 8.1 does not fix this.
It does, i can hold 12 tabs without reload on my Air.

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Mine hold about 50 without reloading


All on the power of 1GB RAM!!!!!!!
Are you being sarcastic. On my air you can only open 35 tabs.
 

scupking

macrumors 6502a
Dec 14, 2010
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Big difference. Could only have 2 or 3 open before on my rmini. Now I had six and no refresh (didn't see how many I could go up to). Issue was never ram but software.
 

WilliamG

macrumors G3
Mar 29, 2008
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2,401
Seattle
It does, i can hold 12 tabs without reload on my Air.

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Are you being sarcastic. On my air you can only open 35 tabs.
There is a change from 8.0 to the way Safari handles tab reloads, but it absolutely does reload (I've been using all the 8.1 betas). 12 tabs isn't possible. Continue to use your iPad Air and you'll see. After a fresh OS update everything runs smoother.. for a bit. And then it won't anymore as you open apps etc.
 

dilap

macrumors 6502a
Apr 18, 2014
814
59
London, UK
There is a change from 8.0 to the way Safari handles tab reloads, but it absolutely does reload (I've been using all the 8.1 betas). 12 tabs isn't possible. Continue to use your iPad Air and you'll see. After a fresh OS update everything runs smoother.. for a bit. And then it won't anymore as you open apps etc.
See what you mean. I can still manage around 5 though
 

Mackinjosh

Suspended
Aug 21, 2014
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Mine hold about 50 without reloading


All on the power of 1GB RAM!!!!!!!
Cool, how many apps can you have open on the screen at one time!!!!!?????

Ohhhhh right.

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It does, i can hold 12 tabs without reload on my Air.

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Are you being sarcastic. On my air you can only open 35 tabs.
Yep, sarcasm. Another apologist attempting to make the ignorant point that 2 gigs isn't needed.
 

AppleRobert

macrumors 603
Nov 12, 2012
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Big difference. Could only have 2 or 3 open before on my rmini. Now I had six and no refresh (didn't see how many I could go up to). Issue was never ram but software.
6 is as far as I got as well on my Rmini without refresh.

That works for me, I do not usually have more than three when I browse but I wanted to see how far I could get on 8.1.
 

Eileen89

macrumors 65816
Aug 12, 2014
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I loaded 8 up with no issues. I suppose I could have loaded more without a problem too.