All iPads iPad Mini Retina Safari Crashing

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Todd36, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Todd36 macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2014
    Ipad Crashing?

    Purchased an iPad Air (cellular) last year but returned it (twice) due to the constant Safari crashes. In my case all the logs said insufficient memory with only a few tabs open. No games or apps running.
    I purchased a new iPad Air 2 weeks ago, and while the Safari crashing problem appears to be fixed, I would like to purchase a mini Retina 2 (cellular) as it is not only substantially cheaper, but more portable. Will the mini Retina 2 crash like my iPad Air 1, or have recent updates fixed the Safari crashing problem that forced me to return my original Air?
    Many thanks!
  2. sanke1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2010
    If the webpages you visit are too heavy then 1 GB RAM of iPad Minis will get filled up easily. Hence Safari crash.

    Apple wants you to upgrade to 2 GB iPad Air 2 this year or wait for next year's Mini 4 which may have 2 GB RAM as well.

    You cannot do anything about it. Clearly a hardware limitation and Apple being a miser in upgrading RAM in their models.
  3. matraco macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2014
    My mini 2 definitely crash on some pages, mainly facebook and some other heavy sites, it takes a while however... but overall it is not constantly crashing in most pages. I dont know how often and in what sites did you have the problem.
  4. mangomind macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2012
    Try settings > safari > block cookies > allow from current website only
  5. Todd36 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2014
    Thanks Sanke, I was afraid it would still happen, but my frugal side was hoping that it would have been fixed.
    I agree it was (and is) a cheap move on Apple's part to cheap out on the Ram.


    The site I needed it for the most is probably considered heavy, and would crash as many times as I would visit it (20 times in as many minutes if I attempted to log back in). I did not try blocking cookies from other websites, (thanks for the suggestion) however I only had one website open at the time and even tried shutting down other running apps.

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