Several folks have found that resetting all settings and resetting the iPad will solve the problems you describe.
First use the Settings app
Settings > General > Reset > Reset all Settings
Then reset your device like this. Press and hold the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears. Let go of the buttons and let the device restart. See if that fixes your problem.
Thanks for your input. This did not help the safari issue. Crashed within the first few web pages I tried.
Anyone else that tries this solution please note it will wipe out any network setup you have in place and you will need to log back in. Not a big deal at the house but I had dozens of different networks saved, coffee shops, client networks etc that I will have to re-aquire the password for.
I will check on sound and email and try to give feedback later.
I concur entirely.
It was a massive mistake to install io7 and I now dont even want to turn my ipad3 on!
Apple have well and truly dropped the ball and ruined any good will I held with them.
I feel like snapping the thing over the desk and getting a different tablet altogether.
I have tried to reset to an earlier version by putting it into DFU mode but to no avail.
Since 'updating' to this travesty its wiped half of the contents on the ipad, and the apps I need no longer work.
Why cant I simply revert back to an earlier ios, its like apple are treating loyal customers with disdain.
Just throwing my 2 cents in: I have the same issues although not as bad on iPad 4. Sound and music is fine, but safari crashes regularly for me. Been browsing for a half hour and it's crashed 4 times which is why I googled and found this. Some sites are ok, but I notice it more with "heavy" sites. Sites with interactive media, .pdfs, many images in a slider, etc.
Also, even though this is the latest iPad, it's more sluggish than ios 6. It's not huge, but delays in actions seem to have doubled for me. If it took 1 second before to open safari, it now takes 2. If scrolling up and down the page was seamless before, it slightly stutters now. Sometimes I have to tap multiple times to select stuff- this was never an issue for me before. This may not sound like a lot but since it happens across the board, it's very frustrating and detracts from the overall experience.
iMessages won't send sometimes. A few times a day I have to reset my iPad / iPhone just to be able to txt. Messages just hangs there at "sending message"
Last, siri doesn't recognize my voice as well. This is happening on both iPhone and iPad since ios 7 update. I used to use the texting feature heavily while driving. "Text John Doe I'm on my way" sometimes plays music, sometimes texts John Doe "Doe I'm on my weight" and so on. Also, when siri says "here is your message to ___ would you like to send?" I always used to reply with " read it back to me" so I wouldn't have to undock my phone or drive dangerously by looking at it. Now, that phrase will copy my in to the text, sending to John Doe and myself OR it will say it didn't understand "ribald didactic Emmy" or something else totally ridiculous. I bring this up only because this is something that used to work fairly well on 6 and is now unreliable enough that I'm thinking about jumping ship and getting an android and hoping it's more reliable.
Same problem Safari crashing. iOS 7, latest iPad.
It seems to happen for sure on an espn.com page (with video?) when I go to the comments section, and only after a pinch-zoom. I think it also happened on another site with a comments section. I haven't seen this on my iPhone 5 with iOS 7, but will check more closely.
I'm holding off on the Reset, too, although said you "might" try this.
I'm having the exact same issues on the iPad 2. Constant browser crashes on the Guardian website which I have used daily for 2 years without a hitch. The device I rely on for internet browsing is so unreliable now I'm considering getting rid of it unless an update arrives very quickly.
I nearly got rid after they ruined maps until Google came to the rescue. Now they've done it again with the browser!
This would never have happened under Steve Jobs!
+1!!!! Same experience with iPad 3 + IOS 7 on specific (heavy) web sites. The advice to reset just about everything and restarts helps, but only for a short while...... Then the problem comes back just as bad.
Please Apple, accpet that this may be a bufg related to IOS 7 and GET WORKING TO SOLVE IT!!!
Same for me. My ipad 2 is now jerky and laggy in most apps. All the fluidity and beautiful design have gone. It is now no better than a jerky, laggy, ugly android pad. It is just astonishing that apple could have released an OS that ages their products by two years. I will never trust apple again - will definitely not buy mavericks - certainly not going to pay to have my MacBook ruined too.
It does help a little bit to close all other apps before using Safari.
A more technical discussion on the subject (but without a real solution) can be found at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18759401/google-map-crashes-in-ios7
I've reported this behaviour as a bug at Apple but no news on that yet. I advice other to do the same.
Please, all. Report this to Apple as a bug. Call Apple support or AppleCare. And see if any Apple sites crash.
We know that some apps are limited in how much memory it can take, but Apple write the Safari app. And if you have to close all apps but Safari, that's not multi-tasking. This is not Windows.
Problem dittoes on iPad Air (64GB storage) w/ Safari crashes. A wide variety of sites, nothing I can spot to reproduce. I tried as an earlier post suggested - went to Guardian site and opened article then expanded comments. But it crashes regularly.
I'm going to look for an alternative browser...
An alternative browser is not going to help, since all browsers on IOS use Safari as their rendering engine.