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Google search website not loading after Firefox was in background for a while

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Hello,

I was told to come to this site to report issues with Firefox iOS. I searched this site to see if someone is having a similar issue but didn't find anything.

The issue is simple: I use Firefox on iOS to search Google. I don't want to use the separate Google search app. I like having everything inside Firefox itself. When I initially search for something, the Google search result page loads fine. However, after I use other apps on my phone for while, if I come back to Firefox, then those pages are blank and don't load. I can still see what I searched for in the title of the tab, but the content of the tab is blank and doesn't load even if I press the refresh button. Somehow, this issue MOSTLY happens with the Google search result page, not really with any other website (also I think I've seen this happen with other websites once or twice), which is pretty odd.

I'll try and reproduce it and attach screenshots later.

Hello, I was told to come to this site to report issues with Firefox iOS. I searched this site to see if someone is having a similar issue but didn't find anything. The issue is simple: I use Firefox on iOS to search Google. I don't want to use the separate Google search app. I like having everything inside Firefox itself. When I initially search for something, the Google search result page loads fine. However, after I use other apps on my phone for while, if I come back to Firefox, then those pages are blank and don't load. I can still see what I searched for in the title of the tab, but the content of the tab is blank and doesn't load even if I press the refresh button. Somehow, this issue MOSTLY happens with the Google search result page, not really with any other website (also I think I've seen this happen with other websites once or twice), which is pretty odd. I'll try and reproduce it and attach screenshots later.

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Hm it can happen to certain pages other than Google it turns out. I just had it happen with this URL: https://www.madfientist.com/discretionary-withdrawal-strategy/?ck_subscriber_id=1940225494&utm_source=convertkit&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Problem+with+the+4%25+Rule+%28and+Why+You+Could+Retire+Even+Sooner%29%20-%2010861788

The easiest way for me to reproduce this is to load this webpage, then close the app on iOS, then reopen the app and now the page is blank and doesn't load. It happens consistently that way.

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Hi

This does appear to be an issue that our developers are aware of and are looking into. You can follow progress on this and add comments at:

https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/firefox-ios/issues/14678