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Apple's Safari Browser Is Crashing on iPhones and Macs Worldwide

Update: Problem now resolved.

The Verge

Apple’s Safari browser appears to be experiencing issues worldwide this morning. Searching from the address bar in both iOS and OS X is causing the browser to crash in some instances. The Verge has confirmed the problem on several of our own iOS devices and at least one OS X machine.

Steven Troughton-Smith, an iOS developer, notes that the problems are related to Safari’s search suggestions feature. Simply disabling this feature will stop Safari crashing, as will using the private mode option in the browser as a temporary workaround. Not everyone is affected, and this could be because some have the search suggestions cached locally or they’re still able to reach Apple’s servers thanks to a DNS cache. The Verge has reached out to Apple for comment on the problems, and we’ll update you accordingly.

Update: Apple believes it has fixed the problem.

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