Stopping Safari browser windows from automatically reloading

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jgtokyo, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. jgtokyo macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2010
    Hello. Happy user of a 32GB iPhone 3GS.

    One thing I like to do is open a bunch of web pages for later reading when I'm out of signal range (e.g. when Tokyo subways are in tunnels, basement locations, etc.) but I've noticed Safari attempts to automatically refresh additional web pages after you select them, which brings up a connection error and the loss of the content that was there. It doesn't happen with the page currently open -- only when you switch pages. Is there a way to stop this?

    If the quick answer is "no," which is the best of the iPhone browsers that doesn't do this (preferably an app that allows file downloading while I'm at it)?

  2. DPA macrumors 65816


    If you put the iPhone on Airplane Mode prior to opening the webpages, it may not try to reload them as it knows that there is no network available to do so before trying to load it. I have never tried this but theoretically it may work. If it doesn't it is because the iPhone doesn't remember all the data on the page or you exited the page before is was done loading completely and it needs to finish. I know exactly what you are talking about though as I have observed it on my iPhone also.

  3. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2009
    for the downloading part...if ur phone is jailbroken, add this to ur sources:, and download dtunes. it installs a download plugin in safari and allows u to view them through dtunes. also u get free music with dtunes. if its not jailbroken, take a look into downloading "Downloads" from the app store. its a browser just like safari but with a download plugin that leads it to its on downloads section where u can view them.
  4. jgtokyo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2010
    Thanks to both for the tips -- I tried flight mode but it didn't work (good theory, though).

    My iPhone is not jailbroken so I'll check out the browser you suggested.

    Would be great if there was a browser that could download directly into GoodReader's folder.

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