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One way out of a mobile Safari crashing loop iOS devices
After an ill-advised (the site is somewhat dysfunctional even in desktop Safari) visit to a local book seller's web site on my iPhone crashed Safari, I found that I could no longer use Safari. Every time I opened it, it would be unresponsive for a few seconds, then crash, taking me back to the iPhone's home screen. Since Safari attempts to re-load the last visited site, it would attempt to reload the book seller's site upon launch and just crash again. Catch-22.

So I opened Mail, went to a message with a URL in the body and clicked that. That caused Safari to launch and open the URL passed by Mail. Problem solved!
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One way out of a mobile Safari crashing loop
Authored by: syko on Oct 18, '07 08:54:56AM

This is WAY too much work.

It's simple--

1- Launch Safari

2- Get your greasy fingers ready and as soon as you can, hit the stop loading page button!

3- Wipe your fingers now.



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One way out of a mobile Safari crashing loop
Authored by: pwinn on Oct 18, '07 01:03:33PM

Clearly you've never experienced a real Mobile Safari crashing loop. I ran into this for the first time this weekend.

Launching Safari would freeze before it even attempted to load the page. The bookmarks button didn't do anything, the address bar was empty and nonresponsive, and even holding down the Home button to abort Safari didn't work. I even went so far as to do a full factory restore, and Safari still didn't work.

Then, without thinking, I clicked on an URL in Mobile Mail, and Safari has worked fine ever since. Odd, but clearly not "way too much work" -- more like the only way to get Safari to recover at all! Your mileage may very, but may you never encounter what I did.



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One way out of a mobile Safari crashing loop
Authored by: jimhoyt on Oct 18, '07 04:30:57PM

This happening to someone using an iPod touch could be a real problem. I've come close but managed to get out of the loop with a quick jab at the stop button. Any other ideas?



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One way out of a mobile Safari crashing loop
Authored by: Ralfy on Oct 19, '07 12:26:26AM

How about being out of range of wi-fi, the problem page won't load, so it won't crash Safari. Then type another URL, which again won't load, but once in wi-fi range it will and won't crash Safari. I haven't tried this, but it sounds like it should work.



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