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I've recently noticed a bug on the Stack Exchange IOS app. When I open the Stack Exchange app on weak wifi, it hangs on the blue load screen as it launches and either crashes the app or the entire phone lags and didn't respond for about a minute.

I'm running iOS 8.4.1, I have the most up to date version of the app, and by 'weak' wifi I mean two out of four bars of strength.

  • What's your question? – Daniel Aug 24 '15 at 7:21
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    @Dopapp this is a bug report, as the tags indicate ;) – Often Right Aug 24 '15 at 7:31
  • You are correct on that, however, I do still think that you should at least say in your body or title the word "bug". Maybe add a sentence, or just a clause--maybe just two words--in the beginning; something like: "I've noticed recently a bug: [the rest of your question]". Also, maybe for the sake of clarity, write that it is the SE app in your body (I assume that that is what you're talking about)--again, even though you have the [ios-app] tag. – Daniel Aug 24 '15 at 7:35
  • Hmm... the app shouldn't freeze on the home screen when there's a poor connection. With 100% data loss or airplane mode I'm still able to load and look at cached favorite questions. Can you provide more context about what state the app is in when launching (where did you leave off?) and what device you have? – Brian Nickel Sep 4 '15 at 20:42
  • @BrianNickel when I have no connection, it'll load fine like you say; it's where I have a poor wifi connection that it fails. In terms of state, it's been anything, whether it be looking at a particular question or just looking through the active question; I haven't been able to identify anything particularly different there. I'm using an iPhone 6 – Often Right Sep 4 '15 at 23:36
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This will be fixed in 1.4.3.

I believe you're seeing the same issue as iOS app crashes on startup under slow internet connections. The app was blocking on the site list because the feed had a site it didn't recognize.

  • Thanks for the update! – Often Right Dec 17 '15 at 23:58

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