All iPads Safari in iPad Air is so irritating! Why no fix?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Newjackboy, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Newjackboy, Nov 26, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2013

    Newjackboy macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2012
    The tabs opened in the background do not load in the background.

    Also, when I switch between safari tabs, the new active tab always auto refreshes.

    This is terrible and so irritating. Safari and Mail is 99 percent what I use my ipad for

    Is this software (was hoping 7.0.4 would fix) or this hardware memory issues people have been writing about?
  2. herdnerfer macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2011
    Saint louis, MO
    Try using google chrome for a while, if you have the same issues, it's most likely the limited amount of RAM causing the problem.
  3. Fry-man22 macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2007
    I wish people would stop spewing this FUD.

    My wife and I sit and browse on our iPads while watching TV, her on a 3rd gen and me on an Air - both running 7.0.4. Her device gets the Apple logo at LEAST twice as much as I do.

    iOS 7 has issues. Hard issues to fix in software are hard to fix, hopefully there will be one soon.

    Not saying that Safari crashing on the Air doesn't suck; but I'm saying it sucks no worse than any other iPad at the moment.
  4. Infinite Jest macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2011
    Harrisonburg, Va
    Safari has really gotten bad with iOS 7. Memory management with the app has gone to hell.
  5. mrdm macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2010
    Safari restarts at least 3 times per day for me. I'm fine if background tabs reload when becoming active or don't load in the background - just don't restart. Very annoying.
  6. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    iOS 7 is terrible, Safari crashes , and Goodreader has many problems, grey screens and crashes.

    Those were the 2 reasons to own an iPad.

    Glad I kept a iPad 4 on iOS 6.

    My Air is gong back after Christmas if its not solved.
  7. pocketpenguin macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2012
    What annoys me most is tabs that load in the background display the page when you switch to them, and then reload the page! What the :;()$&@? If the browser can show me the page for a half second, why does it need to reload? Both safari and chrome seem to do this. Very frustrating.
  8. phpmaven macrumors 68040


    Jun 12, 2009
    San Clemente, CA USA
    You can fix the Goodreader problem by going to Settings>PDF Viewing>Pre-cache adjacent pages. Turn that setting off.
  9. Newjackboy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2012
    I've logged an support ticket with Apple for these issues.

    Spoke to an Apple guy this morning. He advised usual story about restoring as new etc, then restoring.

    Never helped. He's due to call again tomorrow for an update.
  10. j.benj macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    I must be the only Air owner who has never had Safari crash...
  11. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
  12. wassup121 macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2010
    That was funny. Safari crashed!

    My mini safari crashes at least 7x a day
  13. j.benj macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
  14. tyche macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    He meant to go to it's the new benchmark for crash testing. BTW, it worked fine in Mercury browser although you will get a low memory warning as your scroll down the impossibly long graphic filled page.
  15. Breitling65 macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2011

    Get free Mercury browser, so much better any way I try.


    buy android, it might work for you
  16. burgman macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2013
    I think you mean "new benchmark" for a very small group of geeks. ;)
    Most could care less
  17. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
    The ram is sufficient and is not an issue.
  18. osofast240sx macrumors 68030


    Mar 25, 2011
  19. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    My safari rarely crashes and the few times it has its been the result of poorly written javascript from what I can tell because the sites are known offenders.
  20. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    Aye, no issues with Safari on my ipad3 either. You must be very unlucky.

    Maybe try reset all settings? My ipad3 had some performance issues which were fixed this way.
  21. Count Blah, Nov 28, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2013

    Count Blah macrumors 68040

    Count Blah

    Jan 6, 2004
    US of A
    Listen to the apple defenders OP, they are trying to tell you your problem don't exist. Your experience is inconsequential. SMH

    I would return the air if possible, and try again. Lots of reports of people getting new pads with a lot fewer crashes and fewer tab reloads. At a minimum, let apple experience some financial hit for the problems you are having with the return. That is the ONLY way apple would possibly recognize the issue.
  22. Ries macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2007
    Someone above posted:
    You can fix the Goodreader problem by going to Settings>PDF Viewing>Pre-cache adjacent pages. Turn that setting off.

    So putting a memory consuming setting to off fixes the problem.... wonder why...
  23. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
    I haven't had any safari crashes on my Air, wouldn't surprise me if they update the Air with 2gb ram and Touch ID March/April 14, Like they did iPad 3-4?

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