1. himmatsj's Avatar
    I use the web browser A LOT, and naturally I am disappointed seeing tabs that need to be reloaded every so often.

    For example, if I stay on a web page for like 10 minutes, going back to their previous tab has it automatically reloading. Whenever I watch YouTube with two tabs, the same happens to the second dormant tab.

    Then, whenever I open 3 to 5 tabs, the rest need to be reloaded when I return to them.

    Why is this so? I had an iPad 2 for three years, and it NEVER was an issue there. And that has just half the RAM as my Mini Retina. I've also had an Android tablet for over. 2 years with 1GB RAM and no issues there too.

    In fact, on my iPad 2, things were so good I could go into 2 or 3 apps, sometimes even a game or two, and return to the browser with all tabs fully loaded.

    Hence, I am thoroughly mystified by what's going on here. If anyone knows or can guess what the issue is, do let me know!


    PS: Just to illustrate the severity of the issue, I had two tabs open while typing this message on my iPad. This tab, and soccernet.com. After typing this message, returning to the other tab had me needing to reload it.
    05-07-2014 12:31 AM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    I believe it has to do with system memory (RAM), if you do too much (either in safari or other apps) and the memory is needed elsewhere, the page is cleared from memory, and only a snapshot of it remains, meaning it has to reload when you go back to it.
    05-07-2014 10:15 AM
  3. himmatsj's Avatar
    I cleared every single app from the multitasking panel and it doesn't help.

    All these years I thought ios had better memory management than Android but it's evidently not the case anymore. I can open 8 tabs with no issue on my Android tablet without them reloading. And I am talking about multimedia rich pages.

    Like I said, I primarily bought this for web browsing, and for someone used to having multiple tabs open at once, it is a major disappointment.

    I just need confirmation if this is the case for other mini retina owners as well as iPad Air and iPhone 5s. And if yes, what are the odds of Apple improving things in ios 8 perhaps.

    Edit: Right after typing this, I opened my gmail tab (only two running tabs) and it reloaded. Immediately, within one second, I came back to this tab and it had to be reloaded as well. I had already cleared out my multitask bar. That's how bad it is!
    05-07-2014 10:47 AM
  4. himmatsj's Avatar
    Nevermind, I think it is both a combination of RAM issues and Safari. Downloaded Google Chrome and I can switch through four tabs effortlessly. When I load up a fifth one, only then the reloading kicks in. Gonna try a few more to see which are the best.

    Edit: Mercury browser can also handle four pages without reloading. Apple needs to fix Safari!
    Last edited by himmatsj; 05-07-2014 at 11:26 AM. Reason: I
    05-07-2014 11:07 AM
  5. John Yester's Avatar
    Whether you run iOS, MacOS or Windows; this is a very well known unaddressed issue. There is no fix for now I would suggest in finding an alternative web-browser.
    05-07-2014 01:03 PM
  6. himmatsj's Avatar
    Hi again,

    I just borrowed my dad's iPad 2. It is running on the latest OS version. The results are shocking!

    I can open up 8 tabs (I didn't bother opening more), and I can cycle through with NO issues! What more, I am even multitasking out of other apps and again the browser tabs are there, not needing to reload!

    I am completely dumbfounded. With half the RAM, at that. How can this be? Please, somebody knowledgeable, tell me if this is a device defect with my Mini Retina. Even switching to other browsers, I need to reload when I hit 4 tabs, which is not ideal.

    Edit: I just used my brothers iPhone 5s also and same thing. He loaded 6 tabs, opened 3 others apps, and came back to Safari. All tabs are fully loaded too.
    05-08-2014 11:22 AM
  7. imd nsn's Avatar
    Go to Safari settings and turn off "block Pop Ups"
    But sometimes you will receive annoying ads and other stuff.
    10-07-2014 01:31 PM

Similar Threads

  1. What's the first Windows Version you ever used?
    By kataran in forum Other Systems & Services
    Replies: 100
    Last Post: 09-19-2017, 06:27 PM
  2. Has anyone tried the new web browser from Opera?
    By nason54 in forum iPhone Apps & Games
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 05-11-2014, 08:33 PM
  3. The volume on my iPhone
    By iMore Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-06-2014, 08:39 PM
  4. How to us the flash on your iPhone as a LED notification light
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-06-2014, 04:52 PM