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Anyone about? Help please!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Flere-Imsaho, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    My browser keeps crashing whenever I try to open a new tab or to type into the search bar. Does anyone have any advice and if not could someone google "safari crashing when open new tab" and post the link? I can open links and pre-existing favourites.
  2. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  3. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    This happened to me at work the other day, but I was using IE.

    iPhone and iPad owners have reported an infuriating bug in the Safari web browser.

    Launching a new tab in the mobile web browser or trying to type into the address bar CRASHES the hugely-popular browser – sending users back to the iOS Home Screen.

    Apple has yet to acknowledge the problem, which appears to affect multiple versions of iOS – and Mac computers, too.

    In the meantime, there are a couple of workarounds to get users up-and-running on Safari again.

    Browsing in a Private window temporarily fixes the issue. To do this, launch the Safari iOS app, then tap the Tab icon in the bottom right-hand corner.

    Your browser windows will then fan out like a rolodex, and the word Private will appear in the bottom left-hand corner. Tap this to launch Private browsing.

    Another option is to disable Safari Suggestions – the websites and search queries the browser pre-emptively guesses as you type into the address bar.

    To do this, open Settings > Safari > then toggle Safari Suggestions to Off.

    Since the glitch appears to affect multiple versions of iOS, with issues reported in iOS 9.2.1 and iOS 9.2, some have suggested the problems may be server-side and tied to Safari Suggestions.

    The news comes days after iPhone pranksters sent links to this infuriating website, which deliberately crashes the Safari browser.

    One Reddit users posted: "iPhone 6 Plus running 9.2.1 safari crashes whenever I try to type in the address field. my bookmarks still work, I just can't type. Chrome works fine."

    "Same here. All my devices running iOS 9.2.1. An iPad I have running 9.3 beta is too," another added.
  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  5. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  6. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Thank you my lovelies!
  7. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Turning "safari suggestions" off worked.
  8. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Mr F has been struggling with Safari all morning and turning off seems to have worked.
  9. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

  10. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    GL, I thought there might be something like that but I couldn't do a search! Thank goodness for having Tessers in my favourites!
  11. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    The sins of Eve, eh?

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