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App Store keeps opening on iPhone

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by elliott82, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. elliott82

    elliott82 Member

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    Hey all,

    I'm having a really weird issue when browsing the forums on my iPhone 4. I also can reproduce the problem with another iPhone. Every time I open a thread, suddenly the App Store opens up displaying mostly Games. It's driving me crazy as I am unable to use the forums. It just keeps opening up the damn App Store. But this just happens when I am on WiFi (tried different networks already) I have the same issue on other sites as well, for example mashable . com. Does the hoster of this site maybe have an idea if that has anything to do with the ads presented here? I couldn't find any answer on the Apple forums.

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    Elliott
     
  2. elliott82

    elliott82 Member

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    So I found out the forum keeps redirecting to a site called ads . iconpeak . com
     
  3. jhs_7645

    jhs_7645 VIN: #3305

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    I think that’s related to a ‘feature’ where your teslamotors web site will send your iPhone to the app store to download the app for the website. You’ll see it for most forum web sites that are based on the platform this one is. There might be a configuration option that the administrators can toggle, but I’m not sure.
     
  4. elliott82

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    Hey, thanks and sorry for the late reply. I installed an alternate browser for my iPhone. It stopped redirecting but my phone gets super hot. Oh well...
     
  5. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    This sounds like a rogue (or simply bad, but allowed to run) advertiser. Many advertisers now sneak in itunes:// and app:// urls into their adverts so that the store (or app) automatically launches. Most reputable networks frown on this.
     
  6. timf

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    I keep getting this too and it's extremely annoying. If there is any way possible to block these advertisers it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  7. mibaro2

    mibaro2 Member

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    If it is only happening at the TMC site, then I can tell you how to block advertising at TMC : make a donation.
    For the amount of time I am on TMC, I figure it is a worthwhile cause.

    If you get the same type of behavior going to other internet sites, then it is something else.
     
  8. TexasEV

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    I've had this happen repeatedly when accessing another site from my iPhone 5S. It's the same redirect to a site that launches the app store page for a game. I think it's a malignant advertisement on the web page as someone suggested above.
     
  9. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    That's certainly an option (and a good one, at that), but doesn't change the fact that there's rogue ads that need to be addressed.
     
  10. EdA

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    Try tapatalk (Tapatalk)
    I can't imaging using a browser on my phone for all but the simplest tasks.
     
  11. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Yeah, that really shouldn't happen. We try to make sure that the very few ads we have on TMC are minimally intrusive. If you can figure out which ad that is, we'll block it.
     

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