iPad Safari keeps reloading tabs on graphics intensive sites..

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Ev0d3vil, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. Ev0d3vil macrumors 6502

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  2. sethlution macrumors regular

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    Which websites? I'm on 8.1 right now, and I can test this for you if you let me know the site address.
     
  3. gardiboy macrumors 6502a

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    Its due to lack of RAM if u have several apps open and perform multitasking. No software update is gonna fix it.
     
  4. imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    Ya know I hate to say it but I think safari will never be the same.. I'm on beta 2 and they haven't done much to get it back to par with 7.1.2. A lot of times my tabs are reloading too and there is that new "feature" where it takes a few seconds to load pages where as before content would start appearing almost instantly. Anyone who says on yeah my safari is fine clearly doesnt remember 7.1.2 performance or hasn't been exposed to it. It's still usable but a clear step backwards... Grumble grumble.
     
  5. Ev0d3vil thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. gardiboy macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, Safari in iOS 8 has a stupid 0.5-1sec pause.
     
  7. macduke Suspended

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    Safari has always been terrible at keeping tabs open, going all the way back to iPhone OS 1.0 in June 2007. Don't expect anything to change. Expect to never leave a page where you're filling out a form or you will have to start over. It actually got a little bit worse once Apple switched to 64-bit processors and kept the same amount of RAM because 64-bit apps use 20-30% more RAM to complete the same tasks. It might run slightly faster, but it can't hold as much information. Going from an iPhone 5 to an iPhone 6 Plus, my iPhone 6 Plus reloads much more often than my iPhone 5. In iOS 8 I think it might be worse because now I get this banner across the top saying there was an error all the time. Sites like The Verge are the worst. I ran iOS 8 beta on my iPhone 5 for almost a month before release and never saw that banner, so I don't know. My iPad has a 64-bit A7 and had similar issues in iOS 7, but not as bad as in iOS 8. My wife is mainly using the iPad now that I have the Plus, so I'm not sure if it is also having as many problems. I suspect it might. Most people suggest trying another browser though, as Safari is just buggy as hell which makes the RAM problems exaggerated.
     
  8. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a

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    No crash on Air with iOS 8.0.2. Even no reload within and three other sites: Facebook, 9gag, forum mac rumors all of them desktop views.
     
  9. sethlution macrumors regular

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    I scroll down to the bottom of that page (including comments), safari doesn't crash.
    Open a lot of apps (about 15), switch back to safari, it doesn't reload.
    Open asphalt 8 and a couple of games, safari still doesn't reload.
    I'm on a 5S by the way, and safari rarely reload on my phone even on iOS 7 and 8.0.
     
  10. Ev0d3vil thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What os are you on? iOS 8.1? Actually I realized it crashes if I switch to the full desktop mode instead of mobile mode. JavaScript issue?
     
  11. sethlution macrumors regular

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    I'm on 8.1 b2. I tried both the mobile and desktop site, and it didn't crash.
     
  12. Ev0d3vil thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah good ! What device are you using? I'm using an iPad 4. Hopefully when 8.1 rolls out it will be like this, crosses my fingers.
     
  13. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    Using TheVerge is frustration on iOS 8. It takes way too long to load and frequency get crashes. Makes me hate them for abandoning the app and killing development on other people making a perfectly fine Verge app *ahem* D.Verge *ahem*.
     

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