Safari tab reloading is FIXED in 7.1 beta 3

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by zunairryk, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. zunairryk, Jan 7, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014

    zunairryk macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    #1
    I was able to load up 13 tabs (Yes thirteen!) and kept going back and forth without having a single one to reload.

    Although as soon as i opened the 14th tab, a bunch of sites had to be reloaded. But still, i am very happy with the progress.

    Can make a quick video for you all if you like.

    Edit This was on a 32gb iPad air.

    Edit 2: Here's a quick video. http://youtu.be/D0QK5N4iXGc

    Sorry about bad quality
     
  2. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    #2
    try nin.com bro :D
     
  3. zunairryk thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    #3
    It loads up fine and you can scroll through the whole webpage. However, every time i tried to scroll super fast it crashed.
     
  4. thadoggfather Suspended

    thadoggfather

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    #4
    I'm just curious did it not do this on beta 2?
     
  5. haruhiko macrumors 68040

    haruhiko

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    #5
    Really? This will mute the "1GB RAM is not enough" guys. :eek:
     
  6. charlOOsi macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    #6
    Interesting. Well, I'd like to hear from more people. 1 person isn't enough at this point. Tracking this topic.
     
  7. zunairryk thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    #7
    Heres a quick video. Sorry about bad quality.

    http://youtu.be/D0QK5N4iXGc

    ----------

    I was only able to open like 6 tabs in beta 2.
     
  8. seble macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    #8
    Would love someone else to confirm if this works better! How about frequent crashing?
     
  9. WilliamG, Jan 8, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2014

    WilliamG macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle
    #9
    I can confirm this issue is NOT fixed in beta 3. Safari crashing was mostly addressed in beta 2. However the tab reloading wasn't.

    Things are different from beta 2, but tab reloading is still going on occasionally. I will admit it's not as bad as beta 2, though, but I can't quite figure out what Apple is doing differently. Will do some more testing.

    iPad Air 32gb FYI...

    Just don't expect to open any remotely memory-intensive apps, and then switch back to the browser and expect your tabs to still be alive. Or e.g. Go to the Boston Globe's Big Picture site and load that. Other tabs are reloading afterwards.

    I've found that closing background apps makes a huge difference, even if you're not using them. I'm having reloads among just four tabs with background apps. As soon as I close all the apps, I can use four tabs again. In beta 2 I'd need to reboot after closing the background apps as Safari didn't seem to recover the memory. This appears to be addressed in beta 3.

    Sadly, landscape swiping forward in Safari is still broken.
     
  10. twintin macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Location:
    Sweden
    #10
     
  11. touchipods macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    #11
    Tab reloading may be somewhat fixed but Safari crashing probably not. I believe every iOS device running iOS 7 will crash Safari going to Apple's own site:

    http://www.apple.com/iphone-5s/features/

    It crashes either when it is loading the website or after it completely loads and try to zoom in/double tap. This page is the ultimate litmus test to see whether Apple finally fixed the JavaScript/Webkit/HTML memory leak in Safari.

    iOS 7 consumes too much System RAM (thus leaving low free RAM) and why Safari crashes so much compared to iOS 6. Perhaps 7.1 beta's added more free RAM compared to 7.0.4?
     
  12. seble macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    #12
    That's crazy. At first I didn't believe you, being able to scroll up and down the page but as soon as I zoomed, crash! That's ridiculous!
     
  13. petvas macrumors 601

    petvas

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Location:
    Mannheim, Germany
    #13
    I don't want to sound negative here, but I am using beta 3 and had more Safari crashes than with beta 2, just by visiting common sites, like Apple.com, theverge, Engadget, etc..
    Tab reloading is the same as before. No change here. I now have 5 tabs open and If I change to the Twitter app and then back to Safari and decide to go to another tab, different than the current one, Safari will reload the content. I cannot say if it's gotten better, maybe, but tab reloading is there.
     
  14. touchipods macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    #14
    Lol why would you not believe me? I already know it crashes all devices running on iOS 7 firmware unless proven otherwise.

    I also tried at a store that had iPod touch 5th gen running 7.0.4 and it crashed after i double tapped/zoomed in (it was also extremely slow loading the page completely-took about 2 minutes).
     
  15. AppleWarMachine macrumors 6502a

    AppleWarMachine

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Location:
    Michigan, US
  16. seble macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    #16
    Just because it seems so stupid that Apple could actually release software this bad! I mean, my Air that I received today has crashed 3 times using the browser already, I've had it for about 5 hours!
     
  17. thadoggfather Suspended

    thadoggfather

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    #17
    Dang. Now I really might not update
     
  18. petvas macrumors 601

    petvas

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Location:
    Mannheim, Germany
    #18
    Tab reloading seems a bit better though, just not up to the excess the OP is claiming. I had Safari crash on 9to5Mac.com many times today. Strange.
    Apart from that beta 3 is looking good. The whole OS seems to have more contrast. I hate this new, colorless, flat world where everyone seems to be going. Life is full of color, so why take it away? Contrast is really important and iOS 7 lost a lot of it, but it seems that Apple knows it..
     
  19. WilliamG macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle
    #19
    Turn your iPad into landscape orientation, and swipe in from the left and right to go back/forward pages in Safari. Going back a page works 100% of the time. Going forward (i.e. swiping from the right edge of the display to the left) doesn't work consistently, and hasn't done since iOS 7.0. It doesn't work if you swipe in from the bezel. It will often work if you swipe starting on the edge of the page (NOT the bezel). Swiping on the left works fine to go back a page every time, so it's definitely a software bug.
     
  20. s2mikey macrumors 68020

    s2mikey

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2013
    Location:
    Upstate, NY
    #20
    I hate to be that "guy" but I just tried every test you pointed out on my 32gb air/ATT Air with the link you have and I had no crashes and not even any reloads on macrumors website which was also opened. Nothing reloaded either. I don't get this issue at all. I must just have dumb luck. I'll try again but I vist the apple site a lot and it always behaves correctly.

    What the......?????? :confused:
     
  21. zunairryk thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    #21
    i should clarify that i had no other apps running when i made the video. So obviously you are not gonna be able to load up this many sites + other apps at the same time.

    Crashes are still present in this build, which i hope is the next thing that Apple works on. The site mentioned above with the apple webpage on iPhone 5s crashed safari for me too, which is pathetic.

    Tab loading is definitely better for me. I was never able to load 12+ tabs in any other build. The most i was able to run was 6 with the same kind of sites.
     
  22. blarivee macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Location:
    US
    #22
    Holy crap. This is embarassing that Ipad Air cannot open Apple's own website.
     
  23. macfacts macrumors 68000

    macfacts

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2012
    Location:
    Cybertron
    #23
    Youre scrolling it wrong.
     
  24. WilliamG macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle
    #24
    It's not embarra.... oh wait yes it is. :D
     
  25. nj1266 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Location:
    Long Beach, CA
    #25

    Mine does not crash. iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4. Zoomed in abs out and double tapped and no crash. I even did it multiple times to make sure.
     

Share This Page