1. gordol's Avatar
    How do I get Safari to stop reloading web pages on me? I am not manually asking for a reload. I am opening links into a new tab, and when I return to the other tab, it's blank and reloads as if I just opened it for the first time. This is annoying at best, and when trying to use, say, Facebook, it completely screws things up because I can be a dozen articles down the newsfeed, and suddenly find myself back at the top and becuase F&^%$ Facebook re-orders the newsfeed every time a new comment is registered, I've now completely lost my place.

    Facebook is merely the worst example, it happens everywhere. If I'm on cellular, that means that the page reload is now doubling or trippeling the data usage for the page.
    tom_12345 and WillyGr like this.
    10-02-2014 10:10 PM
  2. sau124's Avatar
    What iPhone are you using? It is important to understand that there is something called "memory" and every model has different cache memory. So if you have lot of pages open and/or lot of apps open in the background iOS intelligently manages the same and clears the cache. By doing so it looses the information stored in Safari and that is the reason the pages refreshes.

    One option is to close webpages that you no longer use and/or manually kill the apps that you are not using. Specially apps that are resource hogs.

    Let's start with the iPhone model?
    10-03-2014 09:01 AM
  3. tharley46's Avatar
    I'm using Safari on both iPad and iPhone, about 90% of the time it hangs on loading and when you can use it, it's non-responsive. APPLE YOU need fix the damn thing. I've done a hard restart 4 dang times and still won't work right. Oh I'm using the latest update they have. Is anyone having Ann issue with it?


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    10-03-2014 12:07 PM
  4. acerace113's Avatar
    I only have that issue on my 5th gen iPod touch with web pages that have a lot of content to render.

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    10-03-2014 02:50 PM
  5. gordol's Avatar
    What iPhone are you using? It is important to understand that there is something called "memory" and every model has different cache memory. So if you have lot of pages open and/or lot of apps open in the background iOS intelligently manages the same and clears the cache. By doing so it looses the information stored in Safari and that is the reason the pages refreshes.

    One option is to close webpages that you no longer use and/or manually kill the apps that you are not using. Specially apps that are resource hogs.

    Let's start with the iPhone model?
    Both an iPad2 and an iPhone5.

    No other open tabs in Safari, just the source tab and the target tab.
    No other applications open, I am always closing unused applications from the task manager/switcher.
    If it were memory management, then it's the opposite of "intelligent" because it's clearing data from an application that is in active use, not one in the background.
    10-03-2014 03:13 PM
  6. ght's Avatar
    I have the same complaint. Annoying as heck.
    10-03-2014 03:52 PM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Yup. It's very annoying especially if I only have like 3 tabs at most open. Not like it's taking up that much memory.
    10-03-2014 04:06 PM
  8. acerace113's Avatar
    Yup. It's very annoying especially if I only have like 3 tabs at most open. Not like it's taking up that much memory.


    Actually zooming into a web page in safari takes up more ram than zoomed out.

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    10-04-2014 09:44 AM
  9. kch50428's Avatar
    It may not be Safari doing the reloading.... many web sites have reloading after a set amount of time built in to the code of their sites...
    10-04-2014 09:53 AM
  10. gordol's Avatar
    It may not be Safari doing the reloading.... many web sites have reloading after a set amount of time built in to the code of their sites...
    It's Safari. The pattern of reloads happens too predictably with the tab switching to be anything else.
    10-04-2014 10:18 AM
  11. nickbarnes's Avatar
    I have found a fix for myself.
    Go to Settings, Safari, Clear History and Website Data.
    It got to the point for me whenever I opened a net tab everything would refresh.
    Hopefully it works for everyone else aswell. It was infuriating.
    12-10-2014 02:04 AM
  12. gordol's Avatar
    I have found a fix for myself.
    Go to Settings, Safari, Clear History and Website Data.
    It got to the point for me whenever I opened a net tab everything would refresh.
    Hopefully it works for everyone else aswell. It was infuriating.
    I had done that in an attempt to speed up Safari. There was minimal change there, and I do not recall this having any effect on the tab autoreloading issue.
    12-10-2014 08:37 AM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I had done that in an attempt to speed up Safari. There was minimal change there, and I do not recall this having any effect on the tab autoreloading issue.
    With mine, if they have been very recently opened, it opens right up. But if they haven't been opened in a while, it takes about 3 to 5 seconds to load.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-10-2014 10:25 AM
  14. gordol's Avatar
    With mine, if they have been very recently opened, it opens right up. But if they haven't been opened in a while, it takes about 3 to 5 seconds to load.
    Please define "a while" in context. For me, it's measured in seconds, not minutes, before it'll go for a reload of the tab. And on my iPad, that reload can take "a while" longer than 5 seconds to finish the reload - sometimes my iPhone 5 on LTE can reload the page faster than my iPad 2 on WiFi.
    12-10-2014 11:24 AM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Please define "a while" in context. For me, it's measured in seconds, not minutes, before it'll go for a reload of the tab. And on my iPad, that reload can take "a while" longer than 5 seconds to finish the reload - sometimes my iPhone 5 on LTE can reload the page faster than my iPad 2 on WiFi.
    I can't define it. LOL. I really haven't paid that much attention to it. I have no idea about the time cut off. I just know that if the tab has been open within the past few minutes, it opens without loading. Several hours or more and it takes time to load. I'll test it and see if there's a time limit.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-10-2014 11:38 AM
  16. stoneland's Avatar
    I have this issue too, and figured it was just a Safari thing. It is really annoying...I'm not sure why it has to reload a page I was just on.
    12-12-2014 11:38 AM
  17. Mark Roeder's Avatar
    I'm seeing that if you go to settings/safari and turn off open new tabs in background, that works, no idea why though... I've been trying to fix this for months!
    01-13-2015 04:14 PM
  18. BlazingGold's Avatar
    I'm seeing that if you go to settings/safari and turn off open new tabs in background, that works, no idea why though... I've been trying to fix this for months!
    I'm not sure what you mean. By default it is set "open links in new tab". It reloads. I change it to "in background" and it still reload. Not just safari.....TapaTalk and other apps constantly reload as well. Not only if I have many things open, but even just one at times. It's crazy
    01-15-2015 02:56 PM
  19. yug nivek's Avatar
    Same problem, no tabs other than active tab open, no other apps or games, I will add that it only happens using the safari browser installed with Orig O/s. I have done the refresh thing, cold boots, everthing but a full cold refresh and blow of app loaded apps... The page or Tab reload began about 2 updates ago. The problem also happens on various games as well, the problem does not happen on my private browser or Tor browser. I am certain it is a glitch in the O/s as it only began with the O/s update to ios 7
    02-04-2015 10:14 PM
  20. newhampshirebound's Avatar
    Same situation for me. Including having to endure stupid people that think its a resource issue. Its an Apple issue. And is THE reason I will never again buy anything Apple. For a company to allow this and call it normal is way out of touch.
    tom_12345 likes this.
    02-07-2015 08:08 PM
  21. zerog46's Avatar
    Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya.
    02-07-2015 10:09 PM
  22. tom_12345's Avatar
    Every month I almost reach my maximum on my data plan & this is one of the reason. Because of that I will also swap all my Apple products for something else. Not sure to what yet, need to do some research. To bad I like everything else about it.
    02-15-2015 09:35 PM
  23. WillyGr's Avatar
    I agree with all of you, it makes me sick to see that Safari reloads any page, if i go to another tab for more than five seconds. Safari totally ****s up my surfing data and i hate it at that point that i will not buy an iPad again once i'm through with this one...
    02-22-2015 10:40 AM
  24. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Maybe the next iPhone will have more than 1GB of RAM so this problem won't happen anymore.
    02-23-2015 04:49 PM
  25. Gerard Egan's Avatar
    Hi, Same problem for me for past few days on Safari, running on my iMac. My gmail page just kept reloading every few seconds.

    Fix:
    I have now removed some recently installed Safari extensions (widgets bar, duckduckgo, gmail counter) and it appears to be stable now...for the past few hours... Hope this helps

    Ger
    03-11-2015 06:33 AM
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