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Does Safari log off when clicking to another app/function?

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May 18, 2009 6:34 AM
Just wondering about this. When I am done surfing the net I cannot close the original Safari window. Does this mean it is constantly running? I know that on the bottom right of the phone you can tap the icon and it brings up all the pages open. From there you can close all the pages except the first one.
Am I missing something or can you NOT close the first page. If I go to a different app or function will the phone automatically sign off the Internet?

Thx

Jim
Windows XP
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
    The only way to sign off the internet with the iPhone is to turn on Airplane mode, or power the iPhone off. When you hide/minimize or quit the browser used on your computer, this does not log off or sign off your computer from the internet - even with a dial-up connection. No different with Safari on the iPhone. When not being used, web pages are not being updated or refreshed in the background.
     PowerBook G4 17-inch/1.67GHz/2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 7200rpm-100GB HD,  iPod w/Video 30GB,  iPhone 3G 16GB
  • Marcus Daniel Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have an iPhone 3G 8GB that i bought in January, wifi always worked fine. I use a D-Link 524 Router. I replaced my router with the same model of a new HW revision. Now Wifi does connect, but it times out when opening webpages or email on the iPhone. This weekend my wife bought herself the same iphone model and she can log in but data times out as well. Exact same problem. The same problem occurs on our iphones when trying to access ANY other wifi networks with or without password.

    This weekend I played around with my router settings and by accident I found a solution that made Wifi work all of a sudden: I set the "Beacon Interval" to 1ms (default was 100ms).

    Now Wifi works and the speeds are 90% of the theoretical. Yet I still can not get data to load on any other Wifi networks. This makes me think it is definitely a software problem on the side of the iPhone.
    iPhone 3Gb 8GB, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
    Sorry, but this has nothing to do with the OP's question.

    You should start your own thread and hopefully no one will threadjack your thread with an unrelated question or problem.
     PowerBook G4 17-inch/1.67GHz/2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 7200rpm-100GB HD,  iPod w/Video 30GB,  iPhone 3G 16GB
  • Marcus Daniel Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    sorry, my post ended up in the wrong thread.
    iphone 3Gb 8GB, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Nicholas Granby Calculating status...
    Model G3.
    I'd like to put this question another way please. To access the internet ( for cellular data network, mail, browsers etc) I have an monthly agreement, allowing me a fixed number of hours, charged per section of 15 minutes, giving 4 sections per hour, whether I am online for 2 minutes or 14, it costs the same.
    Over 15 minutes starts the charge for another block of 15 minutes.

    When I press on "Mail" (set to 'manual') the phone connects to the internet and downloads messages. That takes about 1 minute. To make use of the remaining 14, I wish to use Safari and browse. But to do this means clicking the Home button to close the Mail app, then pressing on Safari. Looking at the little 'wheel' that starts spinning when accessing the net, then stops, does this mean that when I press the Home button, that closes/signs off one session of net access, then pressing Safari starts another? And vice versa if I start browsing and then wish to check my mail?
    iMac Intel 20", Mac OS X (10.5.6), 1.5GB RAM
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
    When you launch Safari, the last web page viewed will be re-downloaded if needed - if the web page that was being viewed when selecting the Home button to go to another app has changed at the server when returning to Safari.

    I have no idea what is considered starting a new session with your cellular provider. If you see the activity icon "wheel" when you launch Safari and/or see the web page that was viewed last when leaving Safari being re-downloaded, you are accessing the internet.
     PowerBook G4 17-inch/1.67GHz/2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 7200rpm-100GB HD,  iPod w/Video 30GB,  iPhone 3G 16GB
  • Nicholas Granby Level 3 Level 3 (535 points)
    Hi Alan,thanks for your reply.My question is really about the function of the Home button, which I haven't been able to find out more about, if it stops and start accessing to the internet when pressed? I have noticed that when let's say a Safari page opens fully, the little wheel stops spinning. Clicking on a link on a page, or opening another page, starts the wheel again. It seems that the internet connection is still 'live', and the wheel starts spinning when activity is required. BUT, I don't now if pressing the Home button cuts the connection?.

    I hope i'm being clear.
    iMac Intel 20", Mac OS X (10.5.2), 1.5GB RAM
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
    You're welcome.

    Pressing the home button doesn't cut the connection but the web page selected when selecting the home button is not updated or refreshed in the background.
     PowerBook G4 17-inch/1.67GHz/2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 7200rpm-100GB HD,  iPod w/Video 30GB,  iPhone 3G 16GB
  • Nicholas Granby Level 3 Level 3 (535 points)
    Alright thanks...so one has to wait until the phone 'locks' to cut a connection?
    iMac Intel 20", Mac OS X (10.5.2), 1.5GB RAM
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,150 points)
    The conection is never really cut, but after a selected web page is downloaded completely, there will be nothing else downloaded by or with the selected web page unless you select a link on the web page, manually refresh the web page, move to another existing web page that is already open, or select new page to open a new page.

    When a web page is being downloaded, you can select X at the right of the URL window to stop the download. None of these "cuts" the connection per se.

    Is the data plan you signed up for the only type of data plan your cellular provider offers?

    Nothing personal, but good grief. If I had to worry about all of that, I'd have to do something different and if that required no iPhone for me then so be it.
     PowerBook G4 17-inch/1.67GHz/2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 7200rpm-100GB HD,  iPod w/Video 30GB,  iPhone 3G 16GB
  • Nicholas Granby Level 3 Level 3 (535 points)
    Actually I tend to use this data plan most with an internet key and my MacBook Pro. It is extremely cost effective. On the MacBook I can see exactly when logged in, length of session etc. But sometimes it is easier just to take the iphone on certain trips. And that is when it is hard to know if and when online or not. Because, I as I wrote before, to move from browsing to collecting mail requires the use of the Home button.

    I have probably flogged this enough and appreciate your time.

    Ciao
    iMac Intel 20", Mac OS X (10.5.2), 1.5GB RAM
  • JoseReyes Calculating status...
    Hello there!. A variation of the original issue about stopping Safari refreshing the last browsed page. I am monitoring an IP Camera I have installed on my appartment which is streaming video to the internet trough a Web Site Linksys provided me with, in order to have a static IP. The fact is that I am facing now a huge bill from my mobile provider for over use of my data plan. My question is: Once I hit the iPhone's centre button, does this stop my iPhone from receiving new frames from the camera?
    Thank you!
    iPhone 3G, Windows Vista, Pentium IV

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