iPad Air Safari Tabs Crash

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Argon4k, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Argon4k macrumors member

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    I cannot open any tabs on my iPad Air in Safari. Every time I hit the "+" button it crashes back to the home screen. If I try to open a link in a website in a new tab/page, it won't do it (it doesn't crash though). I've tried the following:

    • Reboot the device
    • Swipe up to close the app and then re-open it
    • Reset the network settings
    • Reset all settings
    • Mess with Safari settings and reboot the device

    The only thing I haven't done is to erase all content and settings. I'm hoping there's another solution that will work first. If I do end up resorting to erasing all content and settings, will that just restore it to a factory reset of when I bought it?
     
  2. RogueBiker macrumors newbie

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    ipad air safari crashes on + (open new tab)

    The same thing was happening to me, consistently. Every time I hit the + it would dump me back to the (iOS) home screen.

    Didn't respond to changes in the Safari settings, reloading the app, or even a power cycle of the iPad.

    What *did* work for me was (under Settings | Safari ) doing a "Clear History" and "Clear Cookies and Data."

    Since I did both in one shot before testing Safari again, I can't say for *sure* which one resolved it, but "Clear Cookies and Data" is the only thing that makes sense to me.

    Working fine, now.
     
  3. Argon4k thread starter macrumors member

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    This worked. I'm guessing that it was just clearing the cache/history/cookies that did it since that was the only thing I tried today. I tried the other stuff last night. I wonder if it has anything to do with restoring from an iCloud backup as opposed to a clean start?
     

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