iOS 8.2 and Safari epic bug... Are you kidding me?

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  1. iphnhelp macrumors regular

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    Since the 8.2 update this week there is horrible bug with Safari where a lot of time you try to load a webpage and the whole app freezes and you have to force close it- it's completely unresponsive. I'm seeing this on my iPad Air and iPhone 6 both running 8.2 and exhibiting the same behavior on multiple wifi networks.

    It's really getting frustrating since it happens so often. Anyone else seeing it?
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried turning Javascript off and see if Safari stabilizes? I only turn JV on when a particular website requires it. When it's off Safari tends to run more stable and page loads are quicker.
     
  3. Jetfire macrumors 6502

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    Turning JS off doesn't help. Safari is almost completely useless now. I have to use Chrome and that even crashes. It doesn't matter if its my iPhone 6+ 128GB or iPad Air 128GB.

    It's weird it worked the first night after I updated to 8.2 but the next morning it would freeze after 1/8 loading. At first I thought it was my wifi and switched to Cellular but now luck. Power off and on with no luck. It does seem to load after waiting about a minute. But the whole app freezes up during that time.
     
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  5. Mighuel macrumors member

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    I had the same problem with iP6+ and Air 2. I fixed it finally by clearing all website data & cache. You can do that from Safari settings.
     
  6. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    I haven't had this epic bug yet. Sounds epic though.
     
  7. mark5019 macrumors member

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  8. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    Two of my fellow engineers at work have the very same issue. When calling AppleCare they're given case numbers and asked to monitor the situation if it reoccurs after wiping and reinstalling iOS.

    After a clean reinstall they were fine for the next two days, then it began again.

    Of the many bugs in my iPhone 6 Plus, this issue is not one of them.
     
  9. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Haven't seen this on my iPad 2, 5s or 6.
     
  10. bigenius macrumors member

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    This was my biggest issue in 8.1.x as well. Safari was crashing all the time. I installed 8.3b2 the day after release (now on beta 3) and I can't recall a single crash since :)
     
  11. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Think the last time safari crashed on me was with 7.x. No problems with 8.2.

    Since 3 of you at your office are having this problem, and it resolved for a short bit after a fresh install, perhaps you should see if there's a commonality aside from just the iOS version.

    Perhaps you have apps specific to your job on them that present problems. Perhaps you visit certain websites as part of your job. See what the 3 of you might be doing that not everyone else is doing.

    As for alternate web browsers, in ios the alternate browsers resemble optional skins that run on Safari, as opposed to their compete versions that actually are independent programs with their own engines.

    So if you have a problem in one browser in ios, that problem will likely occur in any other iOS browser. It's still Safari's code that is in control. You're simply seeing an alternate visual appearance that perhaps had some extra features patched in.
     
  12. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I don't see this bug. However, since my iPhone 4 days iOS has occasionally stopped midway through loading a webpage (less than midway actually), the app itself doesn't freeze but loading seems to pause....indefinitely. Force-closing the app fixes the issue for a while. Other browsers have never suffered from this problem. To say that Safari is the built in browser, and a basic staple of smartphone use, it is a buggy affair for sure.
     
  13. dantracht macrumors regular

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    Safari has been HORRIBLE on my 6+ and iPad 4 since 8.2. VERY slow and lagging in general.
     
  14. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I have it too.

    Sometimes it works fine, others it doesn't. At first, I thought it was AT&T throttling me, but I thought it was amazing that they would throttle me at home with my WiFi as well. (that's a joke, folks)

    I downloaded Opera (over AT&T) and it works without fail, as does Facebook.

    For those suggesting I disable things, well, no. Or, I will re-phrase... I will for the short term, but not for the long term. Apple should be able to not have Safari, which they have total control over the coding, not do this.

    Here is the procedure I used:
    Safari worked fine
    Upgraded to 8.2
    Safari doesn't work fine.

    I wonder if they used the BRH* assembler code in there.

    *An old programming joke. BRH is Branch and Hang
     
  15. dantracht macrumors regular

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    This cracked me up. I needed that.

    Does Opera work better than Chrome?
     
  16. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020

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    I'm kind of on an anti-Google kick, so I've never looked at Chrome. Opera works well enough. I like that I can copy links, and when I bring up a new "tab", it has the link already as a selection that I can just tap, rather than tap and hold, then paste.

    Also, I'm glad you got a chuckle out of my post. Making people laugh is one of my joys in life.

    ----------

    I did that as well...

    Now, I type in www.drudgereport.com and the go button doesn't work. Over on Opera, it loads in 10-15 seconds over cellular data.

    I'm suspecting a conspiracy*! :eek:

    *(yes, folks, that's a joke)

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    That's different from my experience, where Opera works, but Safari doesn't. Also, Facebook posts are read and downloaded (the ones that are essentially web pages that load within the FB app), but when I do the 'Open in Safari'... dead air.

    I was thinking like you, and the whole Safari/IOS thing, but downloading Opera debunked that on my iPhone 6+.
     
  17. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. I've had maybe one Safari crash since updating to iOS 8. Safari crashed regularly on my 5s while running the early versions of iOS 7.

    This issue looks more specific to A8 devices. Memory management issue? Same RAM, while processing double the resolution.
     
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  19. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Is it a really long bug? I mean, that's what an epic bug would be. Really long. Just how long is it exactly?
     
  20. TexasChemE macrumors 6502a

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    On my 6+, safari takes a considerable amount t of time from the time I enter text in the search bar to letting me hit the search button
     
  21. dantracht macrumors regular

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    Turning off iCloud Safari solves the problem. I'll trade losing my bookmarks for Safari speeding up again. Without having to synh all my bookmarks, it works fine now.
     
  22. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    I don't personally see any issues on the 5S and iPad Air 2
     
  23. JeffyTheQuik, Mar 17, 2015
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    At least 21.5309 petacycles (that's 1 million billion) of the iPhone 6+ clock.
     
  24. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    Been running 8.2 on both my 6+ and Air 2 since the day it was available and they're both running fine. No unresponsive Safari episodes.

    And yes, I use iCloud to sync Safari.
     

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