URL opens webpage AND app store

Wilk1976

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 4, 2014
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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.
 

T5BRICK

macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
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I'm also under the impression that it is ads opening in the App Store. It's really freaking annoying.
 

luckydcxx

macrumors 65816
Jun 13, 2013
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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.
 

Wilk1976

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 4, 2014
2
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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.
Hmm, I wonder if turning off java script would prevent this from happening then..

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

Vov

macrumors newbie
Jun 29, 2009
12
1
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.
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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Apple would definitely be wise to deal with this sooner rather than later.
 

Vov

macrumors newbie
Jun 29, 2009
12
1
There are similar "pop-up" ads on Android. What's the issue with jail breaking?
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.
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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17,529
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.
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.
 

DarkCole

macrumors 6502
Jul 21, 2013
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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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