Here’s how to stop Safari crashing on Mac and iOS


Oh, this is the Jurassic movie where things don't go as planned. Photo: Universal
This is the closest I could find to a picture of a crash on safari.
Photo: Universal Pictures

A number of iOS and OS X users around the globe were confronted with a strange glitch this morning, when the simple act of tapping or typing into the Safari address bar instantly caused the Apple browser to crash.

The Safari crashing problem was highlighted by developer Steve Troughton-Smith, who traced it back to Apple’s search suggestions feature. While I haven’t personally experienced the glitch on any of my devices, if you have it can be easily solved by turning off the “Safari Suggestions” option.

In iOS, this means going to the Settings page, while on OS X it means opening Safari –> Preferences –> Search.

Or use a different browser, of course!

This hasn’t been a good week for Safari, with the prank website Crashsafari dot com also making the news thanks to its ability to, well, crash Safari by overloading it with self-generating text strings.

Via: Engadget


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