How to fix Safari crashes on your iPhone

Safari is a great web browser that comes pre-loaded on every iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Apple has been working hard to improve its web browsing platform in recent years in an attempt to compete with other third-party apps like Google Chrome, Firefox, and Opera Mini. Safari really shines on iOS 11, as it offers a high level of stability.

However, there are exceptions to everything and that’s no different with Safari. Apple’s web browsing platform may crash sometimes, forcing users to quit the app and re-launch it multiple times. There are a lot of reasons why Safari crashes on your iPhone, ranging issues with software update to websites you are visiting.

In this article, we have a couple of solutions that help you fix Safari crashes on your iPhone. Before we begin, make sure you are running the latest version of iOS on your device. If not, head to Settings > General > Software Updates, check for updates and install it.

  1. Restart your iPhone

A restart may be among the most effective methods to fix minor problems on your iPhone and iPad, like app crashes, unresponsive home screen, or frozen keyboard. In this case, it may do the trick. Restarting an iPhone is pretty simple and we will show you how below.

Step one: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until you see the Power Off screen

Step two: Now just simply drag the slider to switch off the device. Wait for a few seconds and turn your device back on.

Once your iPhone finishes booting up, launch Safari and see if the problem is fixed. If the problem still persists, make sure you read on.

  1. Clear Safari history and data

Some web browsers like Safari or Google Home saves everything you come across online. This allows videos, images, content and more to load faster the next time you want to access them. While this comes in handy, one major drawback is that this may cause your Safari to crash sometimes. Therefore, it’s a good idea to clear Safari history and website data. Here is how.

Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen and then tap Safari

Step two: Hit Clear History and Website Data and then tap Clear History and Data to confirm.

  1. Make sure you have turned off AutoFill

AutoFill is a great feature for Safari, as it automatically fills in your contact information, credit card details, and passwords. However, it may be why Safari crashes on your iPhone. Here is how to turn it off.

Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen and then hit Safari

Step two: Next up, select AutoFill and turn off the switch for Use Contact Info

Step three: Turn off the switches for Names and Passwords and Credit Cards.

  1. Turn off iCloud Safari syncing

One of the best things when it comes to iCloud lies in its ability to sync your Safari bookmarks between Apple devices. This allows you to access your bookmarks on all of your devices as long as you are signed into the same iCloud account. If you are still experiencing Safari crashes, try disabling iCloud Safari syncing feature.

Step one: Open Settings on your iPhone and then tap iCloud to proceed

Step two: Turn off the switch for Safari and select Delete from My iPhone.

  1. JavaScript

Many websites are using JavaScript, which causes your web browser to load slowly or even crash. Therefore, it’s a good idea to turn off JavaScript to see if the problem is fixed. Here is how.

Step one: Launch Settings from your home screen and then tap Safari

Step two: Hit Advanced and turn off the switch for JavaScript.

If none of the above-mentioned solutions works with you, make sure you take your iPhone to a local Apple Store.

Also read: How to fix Time Machine backup volume is read only problem

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