Login issues on the iPad July 9, 2012 6:05 PM   Subscribe

When I use MeFi on my iPad (a first year model, non-3G variety), and do anything from search to post a comment, I am prompted to retype my login credentials, even though I am already logged in. This started about a month ago. This doesn't happen on any other devices. Help?
posted by computech_apolloniajames to Bugs at 6:05 PM (25 comments total)

This happens to me as well but with other sites, not just Mefi.
posted by The Whelk at 6:07 PM on July 9, 2012

Have you tried clearing your cookies? Are your cookies set to 'Always' accept in Safari settings?
posted by pb (staff) at 6:08 PM on July 9, 2012

When this happened to me it was because I had somehow set Safari to not accept cookies. Vexing but easily fixed.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:14 PM on July 9, 2012

I think it's your cookies. I seem to remember the same issue a while ago on my first generation WiFi only iPad.
posted by arcticseal at 6:55 PM on July 9, 2012

Yum, cookies.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:44 PM on July 9, 2012 [1 favorite]

Yeah, we found that after major iOS updates (like going from 4.x to 5.x) for some reason Safari defaults to not accept cookies. Pop into your Safari settings and fix that, and you'll be good.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:18 PM on July 9, 2012

Well, cookies should work for iOS users who set from visited, which is how safari is configured by default (desktop and iOS versions).

Clearing cookies and logging in should work, but reccomending users to set cookies to always shouldn't be the go to fix.
posted by mrzarquon at 11:38 PM on July 9, 2012

It it possible that you Safari set to private browsing? My iPhone does similar stuff if I forget to turn that off.
posted by The Potate at 3:28 AM on July 10, 2012

Sounds like you've been scrolling up illegal cinemas. Better consult your psychist.

(Oh my god I've been waiting to do that for so long!)
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:52 AM on July 10, 2012 [5 favorites]

I only dabble in doppling.
posted by inturnaround at 5:36 AM on July 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

C is for cookie!
Dat's good enough for meeeeee!
posted by The Deej at 5:59 AM on July 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

Horace, now you've gone and bungled the Fingal dopple!
posted by Rock Steady at 6:12 AM on July 10, 2012

I just came to make snarky comments about Apple products. I'm going to go back to not watching TV - BECAUSE I DON"T HAVE ONE!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:42 AM on July 10, 2012 [5 favorites]

Dammit, now I'm hungry.
posted by maryr at 7:10 AM on July 10, 2012

My iPad says hello, makes lewd gestures.
posted by jeffamaphone at 7:34 AM on July 10, 2012

Oh, Apple.

You are so shitty.
posted by kbanas at 7:58 AM on July 10, 2012

At least I'm not an anteater.
posted by modernserf at 8:07 AM on July 10, 2012

That's what you think.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:40 AM on July 10, 2012 [2 favorites]

Better an anteater than an anteatee.
posted by metaBugs at 9:42 AM on July 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

Or an echidna.
posted by SLC Mom at 1:07 PM on July 10, 2012

Thanks for the advice and quotations, guys. I've cleared the cookies, and will see if that does the trick (after I reset my login, as I can never remember it).

Better an anteater than a mangy old baboon named Daisy!
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 5:20 PM on July 10, 2012

Don't forget to makes sure your Safari settings are correct. You can find that by clicking the 'Settings' icon on your home screen, scrolling down to Safari, and then making sure the 'Accept Cookies' setting is 'Always' or 'From visited'.
posted by pb (staff) at 5:22 PM on July 10, 2012

It couldn't hurt to make sure Private Browsing is set to Off while you're in there.
posted by pb (staff) at 5:23 PM on July 10, 2012

Woah! HUGE slam on anteaters out of nowhere!
posted by subbes at 6:49 PM on July 10, 2012

Yeah, we should probably just add the whole formicidae/myrmecophagidae thing to the list of Things Metafilter Doesn't Do Well.
posted by nebulawindphone at 1:02 AM on July 11, 2012 [2 favorites]

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