iPad iPad Air on iOS 8 - Safari much improved

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iosuser, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. iosuser macrumors 6502a

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    Just updated my Air an hour ago. So far I have 6 tabs opened, one on Apple.com. Tasked-switched to email and replied to one message, switched to app store and browse the top 20. Back into Safari and all 6 tabs are still there. Navigated around Apple.com to different sections, and the other 5 tabs were kept :eek:

    There seems to be a minor delay (one second or so) when switching back into Safari, which is fine. I think this is finally fixed. Now of course I didn't go nuts and open big apps and games. I'm content with being able to do what I did above without losing my browser tabs.
     
  2. G-Ziss macrumors regular

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    This is good to hear. I'd like to hear more from someone who tests it to it's fullest limits and see what it can really do now.
     
  3. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a

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    Opened 10 tabs, so far no reloads. Way better than before
     
  4. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    Safari crashes on my Air when I try to type a URL. It crashes on the first keystroke, every time!!! I did an OTA update, and have restarted the iPad...???
     
  5. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    It does seem the tab reloading has noticeably improved :)
     
  6. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    tab reloads ALWAYS improve upon device restart.

    Give it a couple days folks.

    *update is only halfway downloaded, I worked late today :( *
     
  7. severage macrumors regular

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    Agreed, dont get your hopes up yet.....

    Same thing happened with ios 7.1 update. Thought the tab reloading was fixed, a few hours later, it was back in full effect.
     
  8. chupachup macrumors 6502

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    SO basically I am proven right when I said it had nothing to do with RAM and you guys all jumped on me...
     
  9. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    Too early to tell. Wait for a few days and I am sure the tab reloading complaints will be back. It's lack of RAM problem. iPads are generally ignored by Apple as they concentrate more on iPhones which are their main revenue stream.
     
  10. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    No, it means we all rebooted our devices. Give it a couple days.
     
  11. cababah macrumors 68000

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    So far, I've definitely noticed a big improvement. Only problem is the lag everywhere else. Hopefully that gets fixed in ios 8.1.
     
  12. Skika macrumors 68030

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    Running GM since it came out and i can confirm that tab refreshing is much improved with iOS8. Very satisifed.
     
  13. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Yep. Same here. Safari crashes about 9 out of 10 times just by typing in a URL for me. It's extremely annoying.
     
  14. Unami macrumors 6502a

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    if there's that new 1sec delay, then it looks like a page out. classical RAM-problem circumvention method.
     
  15. champagnepapi macrumors member

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    It's been much improved since 7.1.2, no crashes and less tab refreshing so far. Altough, there's hella stuttering in animations like tapping the address bar and bringing up CC on the keyboard is a total mess.

    I guess Apple will fix this when they release the HealthKit patch tough.
     
  16. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Is there a way to turn off the scrolling thing where the address and favorites bar disappear while scrolling down? It's weird and I ain't liking it.

    I never really had tab reload problems and I don't see them with this OS either.
     
  17. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    I tried to backup, factory reset, and restore, but the problem remained after restoring from iTunes. I was fine until I restored, so I set it up as a new iPad, and life is beautiful again.
     
  18. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I just updated and I might do a restore and set up as new this weekend. It's doing ok so far, but it's just a feeling it can be better. I don't have much on here so a set up as new shouldn't take long at all.
     
  19. alezano macrumors member

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    What bugs me most is the laggy scrolling in safari...
     
  20. Infinite Jest macrumors 6502

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    For my general usability, tab reloading hasn't seen to have gotten much better.
     
  21. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    My Air was doing fine once I did a factory reset, but the restore restored the problems with Safari crashing.

    The disappearing address bar was annoying until a second ago: you can simply touch the top of the screen, and it reappears. I had been swiping the screen down to get it back. My HTC One's address bar only reappears if I swipe down, and I wasn't looking forward to that on my iPad. Looks good so far.....

    P.S. My tabs aren't reloading the way they were with iOS 7. I just opened a few pages up, and switching around was quick and free of reloading.
     
  22. iosuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That was my first thought too, and it might explain why it took an extra gigabyte of space, but I thought iOS doesn't do virtual memory..

    Had first sign of trouble last night. Went in to toggle some location services, the settings app crashed and won't open again until I reboot. Then went into Safari. joystiq.com crashes the browser every single time, and it really crashes the iPad - I can't even open Safari and several other apps (settings being one of them) any more until I rebooted.

    Scrolling around web pages seems as smooth as it's ever been. What is really choppy is scrolling around my bookmarks and repositioning the keyboard.
     
  23. iOZZY macrumors member

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    Scrolling around the bookmarks and browsing history menus is choppy for me too. This was evident in iOS7.1.2 also.

    When you tap on the share icon in Safari (the one with a box with an arrow pointing up) The airdrop logo and accompanying text draws twice which is a bit bizarre. Looks like its trying to load 2 different airdrop icons.
     
  24. chupachup macrumors 6502

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    Really? How do you know how much free ram you have at any given time?
     
  25. Batavian macrumors 6502

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    I found Safari in iOS 8 to be significantly slower than it was in iOS 7. So for the moment I've switch browsers to the chrome browser. But I love most everything else about iOS 8.
     

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