Safari back button problem

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Richard8655, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Richard8655, Dec 8, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2010

    Richard8655 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    Recent problem with Safari on the iPad. Whenever pressing the back page button while using Google search, Safari jumps back 2 pages instead of one. Doesn't matter how quickly or slowly I hit the back button, even a quick tap. Seems to have started after upgrade to 4.2.

    Anyone else experiencing this?
  2. reckless2k2 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    Mine goes back one page to the google search page but it's blank. Once I refresh, it shows the search links again.

    I also get the spinning icon right next to my wifi signal running repeatedly even though the page is fully loaded. I get that once in a while.
  3. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2010
    Something to do with how google instant search works.
  4. mrochester macrumors 68000

    Feb 8, 2009
    Yes, this sounds like an instant search problem. With instant search turned on Google searches for results as you type, which means that no other page is loaded when you've finished typing your search term as the results are already visible. As such, hitting the back button will go back to the previous site you visited before you went to Google. To stop this happening, turn off instant search.

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