Safari Search Bar Crash Issue Fixed Says Apple

Earlier this morning, numerous Safari users on iOS and OS X worldwide were plagued by a crash issue when attempting to use the web browser’s search bar, reports The Verge.

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Developer Steven Troughton-Smith noted disabling search suggestions or browsing in a private tab would be a temporary fix for the issue, which did not affect all users.

Apple has told The Guardian the issue has been resolved. For users still affected by the issue, another fix is to clear website data from settings by going to:

Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data

Earlier this week a website named CrashSafari was being shared on social media that caused iOS devices to crash. Apple told iMore they are looking into fixing that issue as well.

Were you affected by this Safari crash bug?

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  • Shorty_dammit

    Yup, and it is still doing it here.

  • Adrian

    same, hasn’t been fixed for me either.

  • xxxJDxxx

    As stated in the article you can fix this by clearing history and website data. Worked for me.

  • Shorty_dammit

    I had to disable “Safari Suggestions” to get it to stop here.