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    I have been evaluating different web browsers for my iPad Air iOS 9.1. I expect any other browser to be better than Safari. I have found several, but each browser has its glitches, and with some, they crash freqyently. This is true even when compared to Safari.

    The following is not an exhaustive list. When editing text in a message, like a post to a forum, when I reposition the cursor I cannot type any text. Instead, the standard text mini-menu shows up, like "copy", "select", and "select all". I cannot get rid of this menu without retracting the onscreen keyboard and then bringing it up again. On java ridden sites, some browsers tend to crash allot. When
    I leave a tab with an in progress post to look up some technical information, as soon as I return to that tab, it reloads thereby wiping out my partial post. On one browser, when I continue to hold down the backspace key, the tab reloads, effectively kicking me out of the field I am editing. Then there is the very slow loading of pages, with some of the images showing an animated wait symbol where the images are taking over thirty seconds to load.

    What is the the name of a browser that works? What amazes me is that related to all of the above mentioned problems, Safari comes out on top. A very configurable browser with very useful functionality is nice...when it is working.

    Bob
    10-31-2015 06:31 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Safari works well for me in the forum. Yes, it has it's glitches, but I attribute that to the site or ads. Have you tried accessing the forums in mobile view?
    10-31-2015 06:52 PM
  3. mpham2's Avatar
    I use Safari and chrome with no problems. Used on my 5s,6 and now 6s plus.
    11-01-2015 04:30 PM
  4. o4liberty's Avatar
    Web browsing has never been a strong point on iPads.
    11-26-2015 09:08 AM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I like the Puffin browser on my iPhone 6s Plus. But I have no idea how it is on the iPad.
    11-26-2015 10:02 PM
  6. o4liberty's Avatar
    I have tried several browsers with no luck actually tried the pro the other day and it's no faster than my Air.
    12-01-2015 04:05 PM
  7. lightning8888's Avatar
    i use the original adblock browser... be careful there are 2 different ones and from what i hear was a battle over names and patents so i will provide the link of the one i use. it has its pros and cons too but works pretty good on sites that safari doesnt do well.

    AdBlocker Browser with Chromecast Support since 2012 by Appsolut Secure GmbH
    https://appsto.re/us/YNCdG.i
    12-23-2015 02:23 AM
  8. Closingracer's Avatar
    The Firefox browser isn't that bad imo. I have been using it exclusively except when the OS forces me to use safari
    12-25-2015 03:18 PM
  9. lkveggie's Avatar
    I use Chrome on all my iOS devices with no issues. I like that it syncs across everything and saves your bookmarks.
    01-08-2016 08:25 PM
  10. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    I use Chrome on all my iOS devices with no issues. I like that it syncs across everything and saves your bookmarks.
    Can u use a ad blocker on chrome, like u can Safari ?
    01-08-2016 09:25 PM
  11. lkveggie's Avatar
    Can u use a ad blocker on chrome, like u can Safari ?
    I'm not sure if you can or not. I've never used one and haven't had a problem with ads.
    01-10-2016 03:06 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Can u use a ad blocker on chrome, like u can Safari ?
    No. It's Safari only with the new ad blockers. Not sure about the old kind. I wouldn't use those anyway.
    01-10-2016 03:09 PM

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