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    iPad Safari back button doesn't go back !!!
    My better half is complaining that when she visits a site clicks on a link to another page on the same site, clicks the back button to go back to the previous page !!!!!, it doesn't go back, instead it opens a page that is on another Tab.

    To get back to the page she wanted she has to click on the relevant Tab on the tool bar.

    This is surely wrong ?, why doesn't Back mean Back ?

    Tim

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    Does this happen on every site? Or just a particular site? Does this same site behave differently on a desktop/laptop?

    Sounds as though the site is open a link in a new tab. If she's having to touch on a particular tab to continue the navigation she can't be still on the same page...... so the back button won't work. It doesn't work cross-tab. Effectively each tab has it's own back/forward history.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Hi mrplow, yes it is dammed strange, it only happens on my wifes iPad and it happens on every site.

    did i explain it clearly enough, i have now made a slight amendment to the original !!! :-

    "she visits a site, clicks on a link to another page on the same site, clicks the back button to go back to the previous page !!!!!, it doesn't go back, instead it opens a completely different site which is on a different TAB, the page that she was hoping to go back to, is also on another Tab !"

    tim

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    Have tried powering off the iPad and turning it back on again?

    I find most iPad issues are resolved by doing this.
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    Agreed, clear down all apps, fully power down the iPad and restart. If that doesn't solve it I'd suggest a backup - restore - re-sync
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrplow View Post
    Agreed, clear down all apps, fully power down the iPad and restart. If that doesn't solve it I'd suggest a backup - restore - re-sync
    Power down/up made no difference !, Fair enough Pal, thanks, it looks as if that is what i shall have to do LOL.

    The last time i did anything as drastic as this to my wifes beloved iPad was when i upgraded it to iOS5 she INSISTS it hasn't been any dammed good since, hhhhmmmm

    tim

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