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  1. kurpaige's Avatar
    For everyone that thinks its a RAM issue I don't think more RAM fixes this. Its seems to be the way Apple freezes things in the background and not actually let them run in the background. That's why other apps will do the same thing, because it was basically "paused" in the background they refresh when you come back to them. 1gb RAM would be fine if apple would run the tabs live in the background at least while the app is still in the foreground but freezing the tab and the refreshing it when you come back is the worst way to handle this, but hey at least 8.2 has the watch integration
    03-11-2015 09:22 AM
  2. erieside's Avatar
    I have also been having this problem since about the last four safari updates. I didn't have this problem until right after one of the updates. I've tried the fixes mentioned to no avail. Apple needs to fix this.
    04-27-2015 07:16 PM
  3. ardentdove's Avatar
    Same problem here. When i still used iphone 5 with 32Gb memory this never happens. I just switch to iphone 6 with 128Gb, then ever single app in my phone keeps reloading including every safari tab. Pleasee someone give me a solution
    05-03-2015 11:18 PM
  4. usedberry's Avatar
    It seems not a problem with my phone. I opened about 8 tabs in Safari yesterday (about 15 hours back) and minimised the safari clicking the home button, just checked and none of the web pages reloaded. They retained their scrolled position as well.
    I'm running iOS 8.3 on iPhone 5c: Not Jailbroken.

    Note: I had never performed a clean restore since buying the phone about 14 months ago and probably because of that i was seeing only 2.5 gb space available when i should have had about 5 gb available so i set up my phone as new using iTunes on my computer 15 days back and that fixed the problem giving me 7 gb free space after installing all the apps i had previously. So may be that clean restore also fixed some other problems.
    But yes, my iPod touch 5th generation seems to reload web pages as you all have mentioned so i guess low ram could be a problem there. It never did when was on iOS 6 and 7.
    Just my 2 cents. :-)
    Last edited by usedberry; 05-07-2015 at 07:51 PM.
    05-07-2015 07:39 PM
  5. mikeo007's Avatar
    This issue is going to be different for different people. It all depends on your web viewing habits. Web pages use a TON of RAM these days, so this will almost always be a RAM issue. For users that browse basic looking webpages like Reddit, Google, etc, you'll be able to have many tabs open since they don't use that much RAM.

    But a site like iMore, for example uses 350mb of RAM in a desktop browser. It would use a similar amount on iOS as well. Just think about open 2 sites designed like iMore and you've eaten most of your RAM. Obviously iOS has some facilities built in to offload the RAM requirements, but web browsing has still become extremely RAM heavy over the past couple years.

    This is very likely why Apple has started including 2GB of RAM in newer iDevices.
    05-08-2015 10:12 AM
  6. mormegil27's Avatar
    I also have this problem. Has anyone else found a solution? (Beyond what is already suggested) I note that I have an additional issue, where the keypad sometimes does not type in real time (ie what appears on screen is delayed, including the keys showing activation).

    I'm sure the keypad issue must be low memory, but the reload issue seems suspect. Why don't sites I'm signed onto keep me signed on after reload? I can close tabs on my desktop and reopen them and I'm still signed on. I have been logged out of sites in Safari while STILL browsing the page I'm logged onto (ie I haven't switched tabs, it just suddenly changes my sign in). If I change tabs, this is a guaranteed log out and the other tab always reloads, even if I change only for 1 sec of time and then switch back.

    Edit: forgot to say, yes, I'm aware of the "keep me signed in" button. It signs you out regardless.

    My ipad mini is the only device I have where this happens. I understand that things must be loaded in memory to run, but seriously, this is 2015, if 1GB is so little you can't even run a browser with more than 1 tab, what is Apple doing? They are sitting on more money than the value of the Russian stock market, maybe they should invest that into a little more RAM and make their products useable. My device is less than 2 years old, do they have zero QC and can't even run a simple future proof analysis?
    Last edited by mormegil27; 06-12-2015 at 10:55 PM.
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    06-12-2015 10:26 PM
  7. mormegil27's Avatar
    Ok, I tested it with some timed runs. The typical time is after 3 seconds it will reload if you switch back, though it is a little hard to get precision since most pages take longer than 3 sec to load. It is also worse with three tabs than with two. The three sites were this one, ConsumerReports, and Lowes.
    06-12-2015 10:51 PM
  8. mormegil27's Avatar
    I have confirmed that my iPhone 6 does not do this. It does leave me wondering whether Apple codes in "break device" software, where the OS checks what your hardware is, and if it is too old it changes the functionality to push into upgrading. My mini's Safari started doing this after an upgrade (like someone else said), it had not done it originally.
    06-12-2015 11:10 PM
  9. alwinder's Avatar
    I realize this is happening for years now,I just updated to the latest iOS 8.4 and the problem still here,I tried all the "fixes" from the the forums and from the internet at large,still doing it.....
    I would appreciate any information that might prove to be useful

    06-30-2015 06:18 PM
  10. Mattias Stein's Avatar
    Despite the Trolls trying to make it a memory issue or that 'one should upgrade to fix the problem' (where the hell do these Trolls come from). I totally agree woth OP on this subject. Ever since iphone 4 with ios5 and now 4s with ios7 this safari problem persists. It's like Apple never heard of webpage caching before. Or Apple tries to help carriers earn more c$ching. Already paid dearly for the phone. Then the monthly plan. Then one has to put up with the itunes shyt and other limitations. Shure iphone 4(s) looked nice to me. Shure you can do enough if one's not too demanding( I was one of them I just put up with the weird software bs that's all til now). Now it's gotten to a point where I say bye ye to Apple.shyt
    Like Nike it's just not what it used to be. They just don't. In 2015 apples software dept still messes around like toys. F em.
    07-27-2015 09:28 AM
  11. landrymd's Avatar
    Don't tell me this is a RAM issue. I have 13 GB free on my iPad, no other apps running. It only started happening when I upgraded my iPad 2 to iOS 8. On the iPad, any web page that I have to log in to (FB, bank, broker) reloads and logs me out if I leave to use another tab. The idea that it's the web page doesn't fly either. I use a Windows PC on the same pages, it doesn't happen.
    08-18-2015 09:55 AM
  12. gordol's Avatar
    Don't tell me this is a RAM issue. I have 13 GB free on my iPad
    No you don't. You have 13GB of STORAGE free on your iPad. If you have an iPad 2, you have, I think, a total of .5GB of RAM.
    08-18-2015 11:24 AM
  13. landrymd's Avatar
    Holy Moly! I thought it was all shared memory, sorry, new to Apple and iOS. Is there any kind of workaround? On PC's I use an edited host file, blocks annoying advertising, speeds up web browsing, blocks suspicious web sites (there's no place like I was blissfully ignorant using iOS 6.x. Other than cracking open my iPad and adding RAM or tossing my iPad 2 for a newer iPad, any ideas?
    08-19-2015 01:28 PM
  14. gordol's Avatar
    Holy Moly! I thought it was all shared memory, sorry, new to Apple and iOS. Is there any kind of workaround? On PC's I use an edited host file, blocks annoying advertising, speeds up web browsing, blocks suspicious web sites (there's no place like I was blissfully ignorant using iOS 6.x. Other than cracking open my iPad and adding RAM or tossing my iPad 2 for a newer iPad, any ideas?
    Nope. The iPad is a sealed device, not hardware-upgradable. You literally get what you pay for.

    IIRC, the original iPad had 256MB of RAM, the iPad 2 has 512MB (.5GB), the iPad 3 (iPad with Retina) bumped to 1GB (probably to support the higher display resolution) and there it remained until the iPad Air 2 which doubled the RAM to 2GB, and is the only one that supports active multitasking as a result.
    08-19-2015 05:39 PM
  15. nikokazaa's Avatar
    Hi,that's right, Safari reloads tabs more or less everytime but, although tabs reloads, the others applications (previously opened) still remain in RAM, thus i think that iOS give priority to apps and rather to kill the main applications (like WhatsApp, Contacts, etc. or whatever) to make space in RAM for tabs, kills directly the tabs. Thus i think that a RAM problem management, because if Real Racing 3 runs with 1GB and the system too, in normal use (g.e Safari navigation) there's enough RAM to manage at least 4/5 tabs without reload them.
    09-01-2015 06:02 AM
  16. osceolakid's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Have iPad 2 and was going nuts with the reloading as well in Safari. Followed advice earlier in thread and Removed all website data and for now no constant reload issue!!

    09-20-2015 01:04 PM
  17. griffin58'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?
    05-11-2016 10:41 AM
  18. griffin58's Avatar
    My iPhone 5 keeps open up too many backgrounds, is this Normal
    05-11-2016 10:43 AM
  19. WynneF's Avatar
    I found this really useful on top of clearing my history- just navigate to Settings > General > Reset Network Settings (your device will reboot afterwards)

    Hey presto; websites load perfectly and links from facebook etc don't continue to reload.
    07-09-2016 06:28 AM
  20. erieside's Avatar
    This has been happening to me for years even though I have tried all the closing apps, closing tabs, clearing history, resetting, etc. nothing has helped.
    11-24-2016 11:27 PM
  21. Dray Core's Avatar
    Hi guys. Im here to ask for some help. I just bought an iphone 7 plus bt when i want to go to a certain website it keeps loading the page thus not allowing me to go to tt certain website. Is there any way to fix it???
    01-30-2017 09:12 PM
  22. jfksdca's Avatar
    Your post is 9 months old but you were right that it is safari and the problem persists so I’m adding my comments. I’m really bad about having open tabs for articles I will Read in next day or so. I’ve found that Firefox app will let you go right back where you were without reloading the page. I’m hoping Apple will see your post and the number of people who wish that, too.
    10-25-2017 09:51 PM
  23. Manu Puthumana's Avatar
    I was annoyed by the same problem. Quite a lot of discussions on this with no clear answer. I have the problem on iPhone and iPad. I don’t know if we all are talking of the same challenge. My issue is, I leave a lot of pages open for reading later and many times I can’t as the pages are trying to reload and I have no data connection - say in an airplane.

    Solution that’s working for me : Add to “reading list”. The page loads even if there is no internet once it’s added to reading list.
    01-13-2019 04:33 AM
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