How to Reduce Auto Refresh in Safari on iPad

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Apple’s Safari browser for iPad is a powerful tool that enables users to access the internet quickly and easily. However, some users may have noticed an issue with Safari’s auto-refresh feature on their iPad.

When Safari stores a page in its RAM cache, it can become slow to load or unresponsive if too many pages are open at once. To prevent this from happening, Safari will automatically refresh the page, which can be a nuisance for some users. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to reduce the occurrence of auto-refresh in Safari on your iPad.

The first step is to limit the number of pages you keep open at once. Closing out unused windows or tabs can help reduce the number of concurrent open windows and make sure that your iPad doesn’t become bogged down by too many pages open at once.

Another way to reduce auto-refresh is to use the reload icon in the address bar. Whenever you need to refresh a page, simply tap on the icon and your page will automatically reload with the latest version of its content. Alternatively, you can also use a dedicated shortcut on the keyboard or perform a downward swipe on a webpage.

Finally, if you find yourself regularly refreshing webpages on your iPad, consider downloading an app like Autorefresh Plus from the App Store. This app will allow you to customize how often certain web pages are refreshed and even set up alerts when new content has been added to those pages.

By following these simple steps, you should be able to effectively manage Safari’s auto-refresh feature and ensure that your browsing experience remains as smooth as possible!

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Stopping Safari Auto Refresh on iPad

To stop Safari from auto-refreshing on your iPad, you’ll need to close any open windows that you’re not using. Safari for iPad stores a preview of each page in its RAM cache and will refresh the page when accessed again. To avoid this, try to keep the number of concurrent open windows at three or four so that the RAM cache does not become overwhelmed. Additionally, if you have multiple tabs open in one window, consider closing those tabs to reduce the amount of data stored in the RAM cache.

Using Auto Refresh on an iPad

Using auto refresh on your iPad is easy and straightforward. First, open the website you would like to refresh your browser. Next, tap the Auto Refresh icon located at the top of the page. This will open up a menu where you can customize how often you’d like the page to be refreshed. Choose from options such as every 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or 1 hour. Finally, select ‘Show Website’, and the page will automatically refresh according to the interval you chose. That’s it!

Troubleshooting iPad Refreshing Issues

When an iPad refreshes itself, it usually means that the device is running out of memory. This is because the iPad is limited in its ability to store information and can only hold so much data at one time. To help keep the iPad running as smoothly as possible, it will automatically reload pages and applications to free up memory and create more space for new information. To help prevent your iPad from refreshing itself, make sure to close any open applications that you are not using by double pressing the home button and swiping up and away all open applications. Additionally, deleting old files or applications that you no longer need can also help free up memory on your device.

Where to Find the Refresh Button on Safari

The refresh button is not available on Safari. If you would like to reload the page, you can press the “Command + R” keys on your keyboard or click on the reload icon located in the address bar of your browser.


In conclusion, auto-refreshing on Safari for iPad can be avoided by closing unwanted pages and limiting the number of open windows to three or four. Additionally, webpages can be refreshed on Safari for iPhone and iPad quickly and easily by pressing a reload icon in the address bar, pressing a dedicated shortcut on the keyboard, or performing a downward swipe on a webpage. By taking these steps, users will be able to enjoy their browsing experience without having to worry about auto-refreshing.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.