This Website Causes Your iPhone to Heat Up and Reboot

A website accessible at (DO NOT VISIT) seems to run a script that can crash the iPhone’s default Safari browser, adding thousands of characters per second into the browser’s address bar overloading its memory, heating up the iPhone and eventually forcing it to crash and reboot (via Gizmodo).

Apparently the website has a similar effect on other iOS devices and OS X Safari as well as on Android smartphones. If the link is clicked on an Android device, it begins heating up after 20 seconds and then it can’t even execute basic commands. While you can quit Chrome to stop it from crashing but eventually, a full reboot is required to effectively counter the bug.

The bug is equally effective on desktop and laptops. The site runs the exact same script on all versions of Chrome and Safari, overwhelming the browsers with code and causing them to crash. In most cases, you won’t be required to reboot your desktop or laptop because they’re better at dealing with overheating issues than popular smartphones.

The creator of the website is anonymous, though a WhoIs lookup reveals the site was registered on April 29, 2015.

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  • I’ve had a similar website occupy my browser repeatedly giving popups saying I’ve broken the law and had pay them money to unfreeze my browser

    The only way to fix this I found is to go to the home screen, and search anything in Siri search open your search within safari, which throws the active glitchy page in the background, then allowing me to close the tap in tab view. I’m curious if the same method could be used on this and similar sites that’ll screw with your browser.

    No, I’m not going to test it… Lol

  • SV650

    Exclude the reboot part, and iPhoneInCanada does the same to my Macbook Pro.
    No need to go to exotic sites posted here.

  • Jon

    All you would have to do if you see this pop up is to force quit safari and press SHIFT when clicking safari again, hence, resetting safari.

  • Ahh, I’m talking about from safari from an iPhone.