Pythonista app hangs on start up
Every few days my app hangs on the start up screen for a few seconds then appears to crash. It actually leaves a hung app running. Removing this app from memory does not solve the problem.
The only way round it is to restart my iPad Air 2.
I have the latest app release but am still on ios 9.3.5 is that the answer?
Never had that happen, Im also on ios 9.3.5.
Really large files in the editor can be a problem, or if you have anything in site-packages/pythonista_startup.
you can try the safe mode: go to settings app, then scroll to pythonista. (force quit app first) Also, typing
pythonista3://into the safari address bar simetimes works for folks.
I do have a couple of large text files though they aren't open as tabs.
Will try safe mode next time thank you.
Will report back then.
It just happened again. I knocked the app out of memory and set safe mode. This had no effect.
Neither did pythonista3:// in the address bar.
So back to the trusty restart it was.
is this a custom app? or pythonista itself?
It is pythonista, no custom anywhere.
I have 14 tabs open all the time.
There are three large text files not open as tabs. They are all about 130 lines of 80 ish characters.
What other apps do you have open? Are you running the widget? What device/iOS version you using? How much free space does settings report? Do you see any crash reports in the settings app?
Honestly this doesn't sound like a pythonista problem, since force quitting pythonista, or using safe mode, is going to reset everything in the same way as a power cycle...
I agree it's likely something to do with my setup.
iPad Air 2, ios 9.3.5 (13G36). Free space 10.4 GB.
There are crash reports but not for Pythonista at date and time of events. There aren't any for other apps at the times either.
I generally have a few apps open at the same time.
Safari with 9 to 12ish tabs. Chrome 2 or 3 tabs. Notes. Mail.
Sometimes BBC iPlayer Radio or Overcast.. Google. Google Maps. Trainline. Dictionary. Airbnb. Have been trying to notice any correlation. Top four always in use at same time.
Anything in pythonista_startup?
Have you tried killing the other apps?
I don't have a Pythonista_startup.
Just tried killing the other apps, this had no effect.
The last thing I did before the hang this time was access Horseracebase using Safari, though this is something I did many times before switching to the Pythonista app. I make a note of it here in case it is significant.
I will note what I was doing before every hang from now on.
Sorry for the long delay.
The website causing this hang in some way appears to be Smarkets.
It's very heavy usage when loaded and connects to its servers in an apparently different way to usual, sorry, can't be more specific. It also often causes Firefox on Windows to hang.
Since I stopped using the site on this iPad the Pythonista hang has gone away.
Thank you for your interest and help.