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Rob Bruen Calculating status...
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Jun 14, 2010 12:29 PM
Safari on my iPad is crashing fairly frequently; sometimes when I restart it retains the pages that were previously open, and sometimes not.

Have not yet established a pattern, but it seems prevalent on very large pages (for example pages with many images) and on pages with embedded video (particularly Flash).

Anyone else experiencing the same issue and/or have any further information? Anybody using a browser other than Safari on the iPad?
Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
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    Jun 14, 2010 2:59 PM (in response to Rob Bruen)
    The iPad will not do web pages utilizing Flash.

    Does the same pages tend to crash or is it more random?
    Dell-WinXP, iPad 3G, iPhone 4 (soon).
  • Moanjam Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2010 4:36 PM (in response to Rob Bruen)
    This happens also to my iPad, it seems to be when there are a lot of photo or pictures within the web page. Anyone else ?
    PC, Windows Vista
  • Rmdz Calculating status...
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    Jun 15, 2010 11:11 PM (in response to Rob Bruen)
    My safari crashes when I try to play YouTube videos, seems like it wants to switch to built in YouTube app but it just crashes... Anyone know how to fix this
    Windows 7
  • Turbojugend27 Calculating status...
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    Jun 18, 2010 3:30 AM (in response to Rob Bruen)
    Happens ALL the time to me as well. Same circumstances, especially with Facebook. It starts loading the page and when it is almost finished back to the home screen I go. If I stop the loading right before the end, it doesn't crash.

    Tried a restore with a new setup, reset network settings, no difference.

    I am currently using atomic browser and perfect browser and I can't get them to crash in the same pages, they work flawlessly

    Any ideas?
    iPad
  • cmo44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 18, 2010 8:40 AM (in response to Turbojugend27)
    Yep same here. Safari crashes many times per day on all sorts of websites. And in particularly on websites that contain embedded videos such as YouTube videos.

    But then Safari has always been unreliable - it's as bad on the iPhone.

    Restarts make no difference. This is clearly just buggy software.
    iPad 64GB, Windows XP
  • bearduk Calculating status...
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    Jun 22, 2010 3:11 PM (in response to cmo44)
    Same here for me. It seems to happen on pages that have a number of images on them for me. Safari just cuts out and I get a blank screen for a second and then the iPad home screen. Sites like do:while that have a number of images seem to crash regularly.
    iPad 3G, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • markdinvt Calculating status...
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    Jun 27, 2010 4:34 AM (in response to Rob Bruen)
    Same problem here. iPad's Safari dumps randomly and ever increasingly. Video and large photos seem to do it. That, is not very "magical". Fix now please.
    iPad, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 1GB RAM
  • Adam HH Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 27, 2010 3:54 PM (in response to markdinvt)
    I'm having a similar problem except instead of crashing, the page will load completely, leaving a number of images unloaded. Makes surfing the web suck.
    iPad 16gb, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • dmazourick Calculating status...
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    Jul 1, 2010 7:02 AM (in response to Adam HH)
    Same happens to me with iPad and our home grown web application.
    No specific pages - sometimes everything works fine, sometimes just closes
    iPad, Other OS, iPad OS 3.2
  • TheEdge7 Calculating status...
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    Jul 6, 2010 2:51 PM (in response to dmazourick)
    Same problem here and it's becoming excessively annoying and frustrating. Each Time I surf with safari it comes accross a website that will make it crash. In this case if I restart it 5 or 6 times it eventually ends up loading the page. But sometimes it will crash constantly.
    The latest site I came accross that systematically crashes safari is : www.livebooks.com
    iPad, -
  • marconiusrex Level 2 Level 2 (345 points)
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    Jul 8, 2010 9:26 PM (in response to Turbojugend27)
    You will probably need to get the free Facebook App and access FB that way rather than going to the FB website like you do on a notebook or desktop. (if you have not already)
    Mac Book Pro (Nov 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.4), 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo,7200 rpm HD, 4GB SDRAM, 6Mb cache, 160GB Ipod Classic
  • TheEdge7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 12, 2010 3:50 PM (in response to marconiusrex)
    Yes that's it. So we simply need a corresponding app for each and every website. Brilliant. Now that the problem is solved, Apple can stop developing safari for ipad.
    iPad, iPhone OS 3.1.3, -
  • Basileos Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2010 5:51 AM (in response to Rob Bruen)
    Having the same issue here too, everything you've all said rings true to me. I can't seem to find a way of fixing it. For me though, this has mostly been since the 3.2.1 update.
    iPad, Other OS, iPhone OS 3.2.1
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