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Debaser

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2,767 posts

170 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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Anyone here bothered to download Google Chrome onto their iPhone? I gave it a go but every time I try to get onto the PH mobile site it just crashes/closes.

It also never seems to go to the mobile version of any other sites I go to (which Safari does).

Think I'll just keep using Safari which is a shame as I liked the Chome interface, although it does seem Safari is faster.

FourWheelDrift

68,698 posts

193 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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Just downloading it, I'll try it later.

I find Mini Opera to be the fastest browser on the iPhone if that helps.

Debaser

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2,767 posts

170 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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Just to clarify, if (for example) I search for BBC, Safari takes me to the BBC mobile site whereas Chrome takes me to the full BBC site.

The only site which doesn't seem to work without causing it to crash is the PH mobile site.

Fun Bus

15,958 posts

127 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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FourWheelDrift said:
I find Mini Opera to be the fastest browser on the iPhone if that helps.
Just had a read about Opera on App store and it looks very good - think I'll give it a go. Anyone use it on iPad?

FourWheelDrift

68,698 posts

193 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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PH doesn't crash using Chrome here.

Running IOS 5.1.1
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Debaser

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2,767 posts

170 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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Thanks for checking. I'm also on 5.1.1, but on an iPhone 4 (not S). It loads the PH mobile site and almost instantly closes Chrome.

slinky

15,704 posts

158 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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Close chrome (via double tap of the home button, etc) then reboot phone.. Should work fine.

otolith

32,326 posts

113 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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I'm happy with Safari, I'd just like it not to send a user agent string that gets me redirected to the crippled versions of websites.

Debaser

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2,767 posts

170 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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Thanks, I did that (as long as reboot means turn it off and on again) and it's the same.

It does work better if I go to a different website, then try to get to PH. I've managed to save a few PH mobile sites as favourites now (gassing station and a couple of member profiles), so I can click on one after having loaded another website and it loads fine. But then if I try and click on another one Chrome closes again.