All iPads Safari 'stalling' issue

Discussion in 'iPad' started by preyan, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. preyan macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2007
    South Africa
    I have an iPad Air. I upgraded this morning to 8.0.2. as I saw a notification popped up when I woke up. So I upgraded. However, twice today, I was in another forum posting something and the web page (in Safari) and keyboard 'stalled' on me. I gave it a minute or so. It never ended up responding so I had to 'force close it'.

    Anybody else experience this with 8.0.2? I never had this problem before, even up to 8.0.1. :confused:
  2. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    Safari does stall since the new update, I use another browser and it works fine...use chrome or dolphin and those browsers won't angers me that safari is almost unusable wit the 8.0.2 update due to stalling and having to force close it....
  3. dotme macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2011
    Stalling for me as well, and I'm still on 8.0 on my iPad Air. I use Safari a lot on my Air and never had this issue on iOS 7

    I have a theory, but that's all it is. To improve the tab reloading "issue" I think Safari writes cached web pages to part of the storage (instead of just RAM) and something about how that process is managed isn't working quite right.

    Can't prove it, just a suspicion. Force-close and everything is fine again for a while. Very strange and I do hope Apple gives it some attention in a future update, whatever the cause.
  4. McPc macrumors 6502


    Sep 30, 2012
    Me too. After waking from sleep mode Safari also seems to not pull down any content off the web. I see the blue progress bar moving from left to right but still get a blank screen.

    Another thing I hadn't seen previously is when I scroll down a page the entire screen goes white and takes a few seconds for content to refresh.
  5. luckylisp macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2006
    NY state
    Same here for both issues. Frustrating.
  6. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    Similar issue on my retina iPad mini here, though the problem always seems to occur after I slide down the notification shade. After sliding the shade back up, Safari freezes, and any music I am playing in the background stops as well (and can't resume, necessitating a force quit).

    So I am not the only one with the problem...:p
  7. preyan thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2007
    South Africa
    Glad I'm not the only one experiencing it :cool:
    First it was tabs reloading and now this :rolleyes:

    I have the Chrome browser but dont offer me something but it's half broken :rolleyes:
  8. sanke1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2010
    iOS 8 Safari makes browsing a chore.

    Apple has hit the hammer on their own foot.

    I used to love browsing on iPads in iOS 6 and below. But iOS 7 brought the infamous tab reloading issue. iPad was still usable though.

    But iOS 8 has rendered our iPads useless as browsing devices. I find myself going more and more to a Windows based PC first time in years for simple browsing.
  9. richardmu macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    My ipad Air is now almost unusable on 8.0.2. Do we just have to sit it out and hope that Apple releases a fix sooner rather than later?
    I am so annoyed I am tempted to take it in to my local Apple store and hand it back telling them to call me when it works properly again, give me a replacement or a refund for a faulty unit. It is still under warranty and has a hardware/software fault that is rendering it useless.Worth a try?
    Writing this on my Kindle Fire HD.
  10. iterva macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2013
    Safari 'stalling' issue

    That reloading made Safari on any apple device pretty much a infuriating experience... Or truth be told, made browsing useless in my opinion.
  11. bpeeps macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2011
    I usually update my phone with the latest OS, but never my iPad.
  12. gmikesell macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2009
    If Apple is trying to reduce overwhelming demand for their products I'd say it's working. This mess with iOS 8.0.2 has finally caused me to rethink my iPhone order and I've canceled it. I figure I'll just wait until the next update to see if that fixes things.

    Thank goodness for Chrome browser or my iPad would almost be completely useless to me. I'm not even sure I'm going to be upgrading to the next ipad until Apple gets a lot more stable than this. I've really loved Apple hardware but this is leaving me feeling very disappointed. :(
  13. JohnDG macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2010
    I noticed stalling issues with Safari on iOS 8.0.0. I then realized that the 8.0 install turned on Safari for iCloud, which had previously been disabled.

    Once I checked off the Safari option in the iCloud settings, the "stall" issues went away.

  14. poe diddley macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2005
    greensboro nc
    I have these same issues also. In addition, these happen to me routinely:
    1. The page will load, and as I scroll down, if my finger is still touching the screen, it will turn white and then have to reload the entire page, sometimes moving me back to the top. Kinda frustrating if you are trying to read.
    2. If I click on the bookmarks tab and choose a link, the bookmarks tab does not close itself and open the page all the way. This isn't very intuitive considering how it functions when I click the + to open a new page and choose one of the icons in the middle of favorites screen. When I do that, it opens the page and closes the bookmarks.
    3. Certain websites will just randomly reload for no apparent reason, again, frustrating if you are reading.

    Pretty unhappy overall with the safari changes. I don't like that the bookmarks moved to the left.
    Ios 8.02 on iPad mini
  15. gmikesell macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2009
    So much for chrome helping me. Looks like it was wifi in general, losing connection even though it showed connected. Had to completely wipe, restore as new and then restore my data. Seems to have helped mostly so far.
  16. Dc2006ster macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    Alberta, Canada
    I had these issues on my ipad2 . Started with 8.0. Same with 8.0.1 and 8.0.2. I tried the various "fixes" but none worked. Downgraded back to 7.1.2 and the problems went away. Makes me appreciate 7.1,2 even more.
  17. gmikesell macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2009
    Yeah, wish I still had that option. Even after wiping and restoring as new, I'm still having wifi issues. Things were working for a little while but now I'm seeing the same issues popping up all over again. Very agitating!

    Updating my post to say I'm pretty much relegated to using my macbook pro for all internet activity. Thanks to 8.0.2, my ipad is pretty much toast now. Now I'm feeling fear for updating to the next OS X! Ugh
  18. dealmaker macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2010
    Been happening to me also - most annoying when you have typed a long response on a forum - then it crashes and you lose everything ! ARGHHH!!
  19. CanadaRicher macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2013
    I was having this Safari issue and it was so frustrating I had given up on browsing on my iPad mini retina. Then I tried this and it solved the issue completely. Thank you!
  20. preyan thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2007
    South Africa
    Thanks Bud. But doesn't this option sync your bookmarks and reading list? :confused:
  21. JohnDG macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2010
    Yes, but I personally don't use those features as I don't have a Mac and I do not surf on my phone. For others this can be a important nice-to-have.

  22. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816


    Apr 5, 2012
    Adrift in a sea of possibilities
    If it's one thing iOS7 taught me, it was never, ever blindly install an OS "upgrade" until you've had time to read reviews and hear feedback.

    I hate it so much I thought "well, 8 can't really be worse, can it?", so put it on my phone (5S). Keyboard stalls annoyingly in Safari, and Podcasts app lags like mad and crashes constantly.

    I, like others on this forum, will not update my iPad.

    I just, is it, what...

    Is iOS7 and 8 like the whole 80's New Coke thing? Are we going to get a proper looking and usable iOS with 9, and they can call it 6 classic or something? Seriously.
  23. gmikesell macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2009
    I have been having these same issues. Changing from 5ghz to the 2.4 band has resolved my issues.
  24. stringbeanie macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Southern California
    Like everyone else here, I'm having the same poor browsing experience. I'm usin the latest AirPort Extreme. Can you please briefly explain how to cut out the 5gHz band? Thanks.
  25. gmikesell macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2009
    Go into the settings menu of your device, go into the wifi function and when you open it, look for your network connection on the 2.4ghz band. Select that to log in.

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