iPad Post your iPad Air/rMini Safari experiences with iOS 8 here

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

  1. Yes

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    59.0%
  2. No

    16 vote(s)
    41.0%
  1. Charliebird, Sep 17, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014

    Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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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!
     
  2. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  3. Charliebird thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    First comments sound promising. I'm still downloading IOS 8 on my rMini. :(
     
  4. Hello... macrumors 6502a

    Hello...

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    You can't upload photos on facebook to a group!
     
  5. Angriff macrumors member

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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)
     
  6. Really Cool macrumors newbie

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    ipad air:

    - Keyboard does not highlight the keys I press.
    - Safari flickers at launch.
     
  7. G-Ziss macrumors regular

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  8. iOZZY macrumors member

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    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.
     
  9. dingdong macrumors regular

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    hmm maybe shouldn't of updated my ipad mini.. :/
     
  10. HarryWarden macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, I'm waiting to update my iPad Air. Waiting for the .1 update.
     
  11. blairh macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  12. abn0038 macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  13. Charliebird thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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'.
     
  14. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    No problems so far on Air or rMini, but I don't care for the new bookmark system either.
     
  15. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    What did they do this time? I haven't upgraded yet.
     
  16. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Yes....this one is killing me too. Can't find a way to turn it off either. Meh. :(
     
  17. Charliebird thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  18. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Retina iPad mini running smoothly on iOS 8 here. If anything, performance actually seems better.
     
  19. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  20. Batavian macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  21. Bigbadduke macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  22. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  23. Charliebird thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No kidding. It's painfully slow on my rMini. What did Apple do to us?
     
  24. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  25. 1k9, Sep 18, 2014
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    1k9 macrumors member

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    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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