how to solve safari crash on iphone

How to Solve Safari Crashes On iPhone

iPhone’s native applications are sturdy and dependable whether it is Safari, iMusic or any other app. So, you usually don’t think to keep an alternative. But what if the trusted native app fails you at the time when you need them the most. Isn’t it frustrating?

Well worry not, as we have a solution for it. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to resolve Safari crashing issue.

  1. Restart Your Phone:

Restarting your phone is the first step to resolve the issue. You might wonder, how could Safari stop crashing by just restarting the system.

Every device needs to be get restarted every now and then. As restarting the system, will reset memory, clear temporary files, and restore things to a cleaner state.

To restart your iPhone, follow these steps:

  • Press the Power button (mostly located on the top or on the right side of others)
  • An option with slider will appear on the screen, “Slide to Power Off”, move it from left to right
  • Now the iPhone will shut down.
  • Once it is off, press the home button again
  • Once the Apple logo appears, release the button and now your iPhone has started.
  • After the iPhone, has restarted, visit the website that crashed Safari. Chances are, the issue might have got resolved.

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  1. Update Your Version of the iOS

If restarting your iPhone doesn’t resolve your issue, move to this step. Check for updates for iOS, as it might resolve the issue. With every update released, not only the new features are added, but also the fixes the bugs and errors making the native apps crash.

You can update the iOS by two ways:

  • Update in iTunes
  • Update via Settings on the iPhone

If any update is available, install it as it might resolve the issue.

  1. Clear Safari History and Website Data

Head to this step, none of the above works for you. Remove the browsing history and website can resolve the issue as it will clear cache and cookies.

To clear the browsing history and website data:

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Safari
  • Tap Clear History and Website Data
  • Once tapped, a small pop-up window will appear at the bottom of the screen, Clear History, and Data. Tap on it to complete the process.
  1. Disable AutoFill

If Safari is still misbehaving, there are some other methods to work around. You can try to resolve the issue by disabling autofill. If the features are enabled, your contact information from your iPhone is added to website forms to save you from the hassle of filling out your shipping or email address over and over. To disable autofill:

  • Navigate to Settings
  • Tap Safari
  • Select AutoFill
  • Move the Use Contact Info slider from right to left to turn it off.
  • Move the Names and Passwords slider from right to left to turn it off.
  • Move the Credit Cards slider from right to left to turn it off.

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  1. Disable iCloud Safari Syncing

If you have tried the steps and hasn’t got the issue resolved, then chances are the problem is not with your iPhone, it might be iCloud.  iCloud syncs your Safari bookmarks and makes it available on all Apple devices. Turning the sync off may resolve the issue.

To turn off iCloud Safari Syncing:

  • Tap Settings
  • Go to iCloud
  • Move the Safari slider from right to left to turn it off.
  • A menu box pops up, prompting to ask what to do with all previously synced Safari data, you will be provided with two options: Keep on My iPhone, Delete from My iPhone.
  • Choose the preferences according to your needs.
  1. Turn Off JavaScript

Still, Safari is crashing, check if it does, when a certain website is visited. Many sites use a programming language called JavaScript to provide all kinds of features. JavaScript is good, but when it’s written badly, it has potential to crash browsers.

Try turning off JavaScript by following these steps:

  • Tap Settings
  • Scroll to Safari and tap on it.
  • Tap Advanced
  • Move the JavaScript slider from right to left to turn it off.
  • Try visiting the site that crashed. If the issue doesn’t occur that means JavaScript was the culprit.
  • Once, you are done with that website, don’t forget to turn the JavaScript on as it is required to visit modern websites.
  1. Last Resort – Contact Apple

If none of these steps worked for you, Safari is still crashing on your iPhone, you need to contact Apple technical support.

So, these are the ways to resolve the Safari crashing on iPhone. Try them and let us know what worked for you!

Srishti Sisodia

Srishti Sisodia is a technical content journalist at Systweak Software. Apart from being a capable engineer, her affinity for inscription draws her towards writing interesting content about contemporary technologies and progressions. She is an avid reader and a fare connoisseur. She relishes different cuisines and when it comes to baking, she takes the cake!

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