URL opens webpage AND app store

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Wilk1976, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Wilk1976 macrumors newbie

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    Ever since I upgraded to IOS 7, I have been having this annoying problem. When I click on a URL it opens the page that it is supposed to open, but then seconds (1 to 45) later opens the app store to a random game putting the page in the background. I can close out the app store and click the page again but it re-occurs. This happens on my iPhone 5 and iPad 4, although it does not happen every single time I click on a URL, but it does happen quite often. My iPhone is currently setup to use Safari by default, but I tested it in Chrome and it happens on it as well. I figure it has to be ads opening the app store, but have no proof of that. Any suggestions and or ideas welcome, heck if I could get a general direction to fixing it, that would be great.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'm also under the impression that it is ads opening in the App Store. It's really freaking annoying.
     
  3. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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    there are a few threads about this problem already. it seems to be java script in iOS 7 launching the app store.
     
  4. Wilk1976 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm, I wonder if turning off java script would prevent this from happening then..

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    It is definitely annoying, I get really into the page I am reading and then the app store opens.

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    I just confirmed that turning off java script in safari does not prevent this issue from occurring. Got to be something I am missing here..
     
  5. Vov macrumors newbie

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    More and more sites are using this and Apple can and needs to add an option to disable automatic opening of the app store. When ads are this obtrusive, people have to resort to ad-blockers. And then our options are jailbreak or Android. I would go to Android before I jailbroke my phone.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    There are similar "pop-up" ads on Android. What's the issue with jail breaking?
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Apple would definitely be wise to deal with this sooner rather than later.
     
  8. Vov macrumors newbie

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    I am not as familiar with Android, but I am sure it has its share of annoyances. That is a good point.

    Regarding jailbreaking, I have always enjoyed iOS devices because you get updates straight from Apple and I like to always have the lastest version of iOS even if unnecessary. Jailbreaking delays it some and I often find myself spending too much time juggling between jailbroken and non-jailbroken.

    On topic, I just hope enough people bring this to attention and Apple can tweak safari to allow users to block what are essentially pop-up ads.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I'd even say these can be seen as somewhat worse than pop-up ads as they actually take you to another app all together and in a sense exercise some code to do that.
     
  10. JoeyCloverfield macrumors regular

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    I think what Vov meant was that Adblock is possible on Android and therefore such things don't have to exist.
     
  11. DarkCole macrumors regular

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    I've been getting this too. Apple really needs to make some type of option for us to turn on to stop this. I refuse to ever download whatever game or app does this.
     

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