Many users globally reporting a few different issues with Safari. Some are simply sayng that disabling the feature will stop Safari crashing, or else using the private mode option in the browser as a temporary fix. Safari crashing happens when tapping into the URL bar, resulting in the need to relaunch Apple’s web browser and hope for the best. Apple hasn’t officially responded to this bug yet, but the root cause of this issue appers to be related to the Safari Suggestions feature. Others also reporting that the info typed in the URL bar is also showing glitches and preventing them from editing or entering additional text.
Not everyone is affected, and the Safari crashing on iOS and Mac OS X could be because some users machines have the search suggestions cached locally or they’re still able to reach Apple’s servers thanks to DNS cache. Safari Suggestions exists to try and make the process of searching for specific things on the Internet web a lot quicker and more accurate. Users when types anything into the address bar of Safari, Apple on-time catches that search query, uploads it to their own servers and fires suggestions back. A list of top recommended sites that match the information you typed or entered, additional info pertaining to the users’ search.
Apple on Tuesday revealed that there are almost one billion of its core devices in use and the vast majority of those may have been affected, though the number also includes its set-top TV boxes and smartwatches, which do not use the browser. Number of those affected users have reported that proactively disabling Safari Suggestions on iOS and OS X provides relief from the issue. Here’s how you can do that:
How to disable Safari Suggestions in iOS:
Step 1: Launch the Settings app, scroll down and tap Safari.
Step 2: Simply disable Safari Suggestions.
That’s it for iOS Safari crash issue.
How to disable Safari Suggestions in OS X
Step 1: To being, launch the Safari browser. Click on the Safari tab from the menu bar followed by Preferences.
Step 2: Here, click the Search tab, and disable Include Safari Suggestions in the “Smart Search Field” section.
The aforementioned tip is something of a temporary fix as it essentially means removing one of Sfari’s most useful functionality in order to be able to actually interact with the app again in the short-term.
Changes on Apple’s service side to fix the problem is very much required and the iPhone and Mac maker is aware of the issue, after which you can re-enable Safari Suggestions feature on your iOS and OS X machines.
Update x1: Apple’s Safari web browser crashing bug on iOS and OS X is now fixed.