Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday January 27, 2016

Search Is Crashing Safari On iOS And OS X

There are reports today that Apple's Safari browser is crashing when you search from the address bar. The bright side is that not everyone is affected and there is a workaround.

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, or using the private mode option in the browser as a temporary workaround.