Macrumors crashing Safari and Chrome on iPad and iPhone

iLunar

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The main page keeps crashing mobile safari on both my iphone and ipad. Anyone else having this issue?
 

maflynn

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I just pulled up MacRumors.com on my iPhone (running iOS 7.12) and it came up fine, no issues.

Edit: It works on my iPad as well.
 

TommyA6

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May 15, 2013
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Macrumors crashing Safari AND Chrome on iPad Air

Just like the title says...

Trying to open comments on news posts crashes Safari and Chrome instantly.
This just started happening today. There were a few crashes here and there over 1 year, which is fine, but this is just crazy.
Literally impossible to open comments -_-
 

akb

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Feb 16, 2004
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The main page keeps crashing mobile safari on both my iphone and ipad. Anyone else having this issue?
Yes, me. For me, the crash happens when I click on a main news headline to view the top-rated comments, and sometimes when I click the 'view comments link.'

iOS 7.whateverthelatestis, iPhone 4S.

I'm in the UK, too, incase it's some geographically specific ad or something doing the damage.
 

SandboxGeneral

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Just like the title says...

Trying to open comments on news posts crashes Safari and Chrome instantly.
This just started happening today. There were a few crashes here and there over 1 year, which is fine, but this is just crazy.
Literally impossible to open comments -_-
Have you tried resetting Safari and Chrome to factory settings and/or restarting the iPad?
 

medipad16

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Jun 28, 2014
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I'm also having the same issue it started today nothing suggested above works
 
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TommyA6

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I'm also having the same issue it started today nothing suggested above works
I know, never before was navigating Macrumors a problem until today. Now, it is almost impossible to go anywhere but the front page.

Tap on comments... boom safari crashes
Tap on forums... boom crashes again... Crazy stuff :mad:

Must be all the hype around iPhone 6 and iWatch :p
 

arn

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I know, never before was navigating Macrumors a problem until today. Now, it is almost impossible to go anywhere but the front page.

Tap on comments... boom safari crashes
Tap on forums... boom crashes again... Crazy stuff :mad:

Must be all the hype around iPhone 6 and iWatch :p

Are you in the UK?

Maybe it's a misbehaving UK-targetted ad?

Mobile safari on iPhone too?

arn
 

Reye

macrumors newbie
Sep 4, 2014
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Same issue

I have the same issue, on my iPad Air and on my daughters iPad mini and iPad 4th gen. Started after clicking the link to the Apple live event countdown page in yesterdays post and happens 90% of the time now when I click to see the comments to a post. Is better for a couple of minutes after clearing browsing data. Does NOT happen when I click-hold and choose Open in New Tab. It also does NOT seem to happen when javascript is turned off.
I'm in Belgium by the way.
 
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Reye

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Sep 4, 2014
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Thanks, I will use the mobile site for now. Could you by any chance let us know when this is resolved? Don't like the mobile site that much on ipad #.

And just because I'm curious, why does opening in a new tab avoids the crashes? What does it do differently?
 

arn

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Thanks, I will use the mobile site for now. Could you by any chance let us know when this is resolved? Don't like the mobile site that much on ipad #.

And just because I'm curious, why does opening in a new tab avoids the crashes? What does it do differently?
not sure why that works.

I'll post in this thread when it's resolved. I'd hope by end of business Friday (u.s. time)

arn
 

Serban

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Macrumors on iPhone 5s crashes

Macrumors on iPhone 5s crashes
at least on my 2 devices iphone 5s...like a lot..especially when i am trying to go into the comments of the news
 

I7guy

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Nov 30, 2013
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Try clearing out the browser cache and history in safari and then restarting the phone. Could be some corrupted web data somewhere.

As the poster above suggested try the mobile site as well.