Safari on iOS: why no cache?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Rantipole, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Rantipole macrumors 6502

    Rantipole

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    #1
    I'm probably using "cache" incorrectly. But here's my question.

    Let's say I open up an article on Safari, to read later. Then, say I'm in an area with no cell coverage.

    When i open up Safari, I expect the article to be there. After all, it already loaded up and fully displayed. Why would it go away?

    Well, for some reason Safari takes it upon itself to refresh the page. Since I have no cell coverage, it just disappears. Why doesn't it just keep the page that was in the cache????

    I've looked through every setting I could find, and could not find a way from stopping Safari from doing this. Is this something I can change? Or am I stuck?

    Thanks.
     
  2. decafjava macrumors 68000

    decafjava

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    #2
    Try adding the page to the reading list so you can read it offline later.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's stored in RAM which after a while gets used by other applications and system services. So if you just used it it's likely still going to be there, but if you used it earlier and then used some other apps or did some other things with the phone then likely it's no longer stored (cached) and that's why it refreshes to get the data again.
     
  4. Rantipole, Jul 30, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2015

    Rantipole thread starter macrumors 6502

    Rantipole

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    Huh. Never thought of using reading list. I'll give that a whirl next time.

    Thanks for the explanation, C DM.

    EDIT: Reading list is no different.
     

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