Apple’s Safari Internet Browser Crashes on Macs and iPhones Worldwide
Apple’s Safari Browser Crashes When Users Search in Address Bar:
People have been complaining on Reddit that Safari on their iPhones and Macs has been crashing when trying to search in the address bar. Steven Troughton-Smith, an iOS developer, suggests that it is the search suggestion function that is crashing Safari:
If it’s working for you, you either: 1) have search suggestions turned off, 2) you have a cache. Fresh Safari doesn’t work
— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) January 27, 2016
What to do to fix your browser?
Verge news site recommends “Simply disabling this feature will stop Safari crashing, or using the private mode option in the browser as a temporary workaround.” To do this, go to Settings, then Safari and un-check “Search Engine Suggestions”. So far, Apple are yet to comment no this glitch in their software. BBC News suggests that the problem is caused by “a process happening at Apple’s data centres rather than a coding error in Safari itself.” With iPhone sales threatening to drop for the first time since iPhone was launched, this will be yet another knock to Apple. For iPhone and Mac users around the world, this is extremely frustrating with some Redditors criticising Apple.