Safari chrases all the time! Is this normal? (Iphone 3gs)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FallenLegend, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. FallenLegend macrumors member


    Oct 8, 2015
    I'm not posting this under ttroubleshooting because I don't want to fix it (rather I will buy a new one one day).

    But my iphone 3gs has this issue that it crashes all the time when I use safari. I can use it just fine for some time, but then the screen turns black and it returns to the home screen. I have the latest ios 6 of course

    Frankly it's very frustating as it seems to be a ram issue, given I use other apps just fine without any crashing. If I dare to try to post in aforum thread with my device, it usually chrashes and all my post gets gone forever.

    Is this apple way of telling me to update or is my iphone to old to handle the memory for today's internet with it's poor ram? Just curious if it's just me.
  2. 1080p macrumors 68030


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    2009 called. They want their phone back.

    Dude... it is time to upgrade your 6 year old phone.
  3. Dingster101 macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2015
  4. mactracker75 macrumors member


    Apr 13, 2014
    Astoria, Queens NY
    You will buy a new one one day? I'd say that day should be very soon. The phone has had a good run, time to let it go.
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I agree that the Internet has changed a good bit from when the 3GS was introduced.
  6. Amelia Pond macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2015
    My iPhone 4 has been acting weird as well. Apps randomly closing. A black screen before it goes back to the home screen. I have already ordered a new phone, but I think my beloved iPhone 4 is dying a slow death. :(

    If it was working otherwise I would not have bought a new phone. Not everyone upgrades their phone every year.
  7. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008
    Safari shouldn't really be crashing because the phone is old. If you've rebooted it and it persists, you might try doing a reset to factory settings and see if it still does it. Could be something in there that is just hosed up after all these years. I remember how slow my 3GS was after the newer (then) iOS update. That prompted me to move to a 4 which was much faster. I can't imagine how slow it must be with iOS 6.

    If you don't want to job the coin on a new iPhone, you can get an iPhone 4s 16G on Gazelle for $139. My wife was using my old 4s until a couple weeks ago when I upgraded her to my old 5s when I went to the 6s Plus. There is a world of difference between the 3GS and 4s.
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Your device is long in the tooth and the demands of today's Internet are too much for its resources. Time to put it out to pasture (use it for an iPod or something).
  9. karmatourer macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2011
    In my house
    Dude,it's a great phone for int'l travel. I bought 1 specifically for that purpose and had it unlocked by AT&T,dude. Dude,no issues with when when abroad,dude.
  10. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    I'm surprised to see someone still using a 3GS today. Even a used iPhone 5 can be found for relatively low prices these days.

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