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Is Safari better with IOS 8 on iPad Air/rMIni?

  • Yes

    Votes: 23 59.0%
  • No

    Votes: 16 41.0%

  • Total voters
    39

Charliebird

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Original poster
Mar 10, 2010
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If you have been suffering through random Safari instability and tab reloading issues on IOS 7.x please post your IO8 experiences here.

Thanks!
 
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recoil80

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Jul 16, 2014
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I didn't experience tab refresh on an iPad3 with iOS 8 GM, but I just tried once without many apps opened.
 

Angriff

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Dec 28, 2013
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I haven't used it extensively yet, but so far in my usage Safari on iOS 8 with iPad Air hasn't really been reloading tabs. It's kind of taking a brief moment for the site to reappear when i click to a tab after a while, which I assume might mean it's taking it out of compressed memory? But it isn't reloading them.

Edit: the test for bloated pages, theverge.com, did force other tabs to reload upon going back to them (i had 5 other tabs open)
 

iOZZY

macrumors regular
Mar 17, 2013
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Stamford, England
The bookmarks opening transition isn't very smooth when pressing the bookmarks button.

Also, when pressing the share button (box with arrow) the airdrop icon has two formations, one with a blue background which rapidly changes to white. Also the text position changes.
 

blairh

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Dec 11, 2007
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This really sucks now. You have to tap the top to get your bookmarks bar to show once you've been scrolling. And you can't entirely X out all your tabs. One page must remain active. Wtf? Also I have popups blocked and for the first time ever today I got a screen ad to take over while browsing the site Daily Mail online.
 

abn0038

macrumors newbie
Dec 14, 2012
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First comments sound promising. I'm still downloading IOS 8 on my rMini. :(

My rMini OTA would be 1.6G but it will not install as I don't have 6.9G free for it to install, how much free space did you have before/after upgrade.
 

Charliebird

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Original poster
Mar 10, 2010
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IOS 8 finally downloaded and completed the install on my rMini. I had 13 GB free when the update installed.

I noticed something interesting off the bat. I had a couple tabs open and I was quickly scrolling through a website that usually gave me problems (Twitter). It held out for a long while and finally a small message appeared at the top saying 'there was a problem and the tab needed to be reloaded'.
 

bevsb2

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Nov 23, 2012
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No problems so far on Air or rMini, but I don't care for the new bookmark system either.
 

s2mikey

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Sep 23, 2013
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Upstate, NY
This really sucks now. You have to tap the top to get your bookmarks bar to show once you've been scrolling. And you can't entirely X out all your tabs. One page must remain active. Wtf? Also I have popups blocked and for the first time ever today I got a screen ad to take over while browsing the site Daily Mail online.

Yes....this one is killing me too. Can't find a way to turn it off either. Meh. :(
 

Charliebird

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Original poster
Mar 10, 2010
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I was able to get Safari to springboard crash twice last night. I was on si.com zooming in and out to read text and look at pictures. One of the crashes took my rMini back to an Apple logo screen. I wasn't being gentle on it so I'm not sure people would usually replicate the same issues. Still it shouldn't crash at all.
 

s2mikey

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Sep 23, 2013
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Upstate, NY
I was able to get Safari to springboard crash twice last night. I was on si.com zooming in and out to read text and look at pictures. One of the crashes took my rMini back to an Apple logo screen. I wasn't being gentle on it so I'm not sure people would usually replicate the same issues. Still it shouldn't crash at all.

This really sums it up. I havent had any issue with Safari in iOS 7 or 8 but others have and its not a good thing. I just think Safari is a pig of sorts when it comes to system resources and I dont get why.
 

Batavian

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Mar 10, 2011
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It's been significantly slower than iOS 7. So I've just switched Chrome. Other than slow safari, I love most everything in iOS 8.
 

Bigbadduke

macrumors newbie
Sep 18, 2014
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Why does bookmark bar stay open after selecting a favorite?

I am extremely frustrated with Safari in iOS 8 on my iPad Air. Why does the bookmark bar stay open after selecting a favorite? Who leaves their bookmarks open all the time? Apple brags about full screen view then takes away a quarter of the screen by leaving the bookmark bar open. Yes, I know I can hit the button again to hide it but this is totally unnecessary. Did they hire a Windows 8 designer?
 

bevsb2

Contributor
Nov 23, 2012
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What did they do this time? I haven't upgraded yet.

Once you hit the bookmark symbol the book mark section stays open until you hit it again. I usually use my iPad in landscape, but this morning when I used the bookmark in portrait mode it closed on it's own when the site opened like it did in iOS 7. Problem for me is I prefer landscape and having to close the bookmark bar each time is a nuisance.
I haven't used iOS 8 extensively or explored it's new features, but in general it is smooth for me and seems snappier.
 

AxoNeuron

macrumors 65816
Apr 22, 2012
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The Left Coast
I'm not having any issues whatsoever in iOS 8 on my retina iPad mini. In fact, Safari is working far better for me than it did in iOS 7.
 

1k9

macrumors regular
Feb 24, 2014
111
9
Safari has locked up quite a few times where I have to reboot my iPad air.

Facebook has had black screen on occasion and is very slow to load.

I was considering doing a clean install, but if I did that I was worried about having any issues with my cellular sim card since I went from Verizon to T-Mobile.
Or will that not really matter.
 
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