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sjmawer Level 1 (0 points)

I dont know if this is a new "feature", but it's really annoying.


If i have, say, an open webpage in Safari, and say i've scrolled down the page and zoomed in to a section i'm interested in, then switch to Mail to get some info, and then switch back to the webpage, the webpage will refresh and take me back to the top.

It's REALLY annoying.


Why can't it just stay where it was, like in ios6??


Is anyone else having this issue? Can anyone think of a fix?

iPhone 4S, iOS 7.0.2
  • toddnsf Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes. I have the same problem. It is a big problem for me. For instance, if I am entering information on some webforms, and I have to go to another app say, to find an address to put on the form, when I come back, the we page refreshes and I have lost everything I typed. :-(


    Plus, if I had switched to "full website", when I leave and go back, the mobile site gets loaded instead.


    Any ideas anyone? Maybe some option I am missing? Something else I'm doing wrong? iOS 7.0.2 here.

  • chronicon helveticum Level 1 (0 points)

    I can't offer  a solution but I can at least add that I am having the same problems. With Safari as the OP described but also other apps such as iBooks. When coming back to iBooks from another app, iBooks emerges from the background only to close the book I was in, then open it again. It really is infuriating. I'm at least glad to see it's not just me and hope it's addressed in 7.0.3.

  • rick7 Level 1 (0 points)

    Having the same problem here, and it's clearly not just Safari but possibly all apps.  And I'm not sure it happens all the time but only sometimes.  Glad to see this problem discussed here, as I haven't been seeing it discussed elsewhere.

  • chronicon helveticum Level 1 (0 points)

    I haven't noticed this problem since the 7.0.3 upgrade. As an aside I have also enabled the 'Reduce Motion' setting as I find the animation excessive and gratuitous. I disabled it again to see if that was part of the solution to the original problem but it makes no difference. So it looks as if it's solved in 7.0.3 (I have an iPad 2 64gb wifi only).

  • rick7 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hmmm... I'm running iOS 7.0.3 on my iPad 2 and I defiinitely have the problem. (I actually just now noticed that this is the iPhone forum and not the iPad forum!) Anyone else?

  • chronicon helveticum Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm trying to recall what else I tried. I think I carried out a "Reset All Settings" while still in 7.0.2. I didn't notice any improvement at the time but (clutching at straws here), perhaps this followed by the upgrade to 7.0.3 did the trick. Check the impact of this command if you've not used it before, but it wasn't too much of a hassle to get back to where I was before. [And apologies if we have hijacked an iPhone thread]

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 8 (47,816 points)

    Settings>General>Background App Refresh. You can adjust settings there.

  • rick7 Level 1 (0 points)

    The "Background App Refresh" setting doesn't seem to be relevant to this issue.  It's the first thing I tried when I noticed the problem, and turning the setting off completely has no effect.  It's weird: it's not a "background refresh" that's happening, but rather a refresh that happens only when you switch back to an app after having been away from it.  I don't even know what to call it: a 'switch-back refresh'?

  • chronicon helveticum Level 1 (0 points)

    I may be wrong, but I don't think this will have any effect. I gathered that this will allow apps to get data updates in the background. The problem some of us have had is that when returning to an app that has been put into the background, the app will close then re-open which is slow and clumsy and can lose you your place in the app.

  • chronicon helveticum Level 1 (0 points)

    I think rick7 and I posted pretty much the same thing at the same time, I.e. I am agreeing with rick7 here.

  • rick7 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's almost the opposite of background refresh -- you could even call the problem "re-foregrounded app refresh" :-)

  • chronicon helveticum Level 1 (0 points)

    Spot on.

  • Globetrotter1979 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem and use the ipad as the main electronic device on a one-year trip. It is costing me huge amounts of time and causes a lot of trouble!!! Has there been a solution offered so far???

  • paulfromstone Level 1 (5 points)

    I'm getting this issue in all apps on my iPhone 4 on iOS 7.0.3. It's almost like there's no multitasking any more - pre iOS 4. All apps restart when resuming them after more than about 10 minutes of being suspended.


    The iOS App Programming Guide says, "When a low-memory condition occurs, the system may purge suspended apps without notice to make more space for the foreground app."


    My suspicion is that it is this happening - the phone's constantly running in a low-memory condition and so all suspended apps are being killed.


    I've turned on "Reduce Motion" and "Increase Contrast" in the hope that these reduce memory usage, but it doesn't appear to have helped (although the phone feels a bit faster now).

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