Crashing Safari Browser Reported in Apple iPhones and iPads Running 9.2 and 9.2.1

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A new glitch is reported to be affecting Apple iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.2.1 and iOS 9.2. Users are reporting that when they tap on the address bar, mobile Safari crashes.

The glitch can be avoided by going to Settings, going to Safari and switching Safari Suggestions to “Off”.

If a user doesn’t want to turn Suggestions off, there is another more complicated workaround.

Enter Safari, enable the private browsing mode by tapping the tab key at the bottom right of the screen and selecting “Private”.

Clicking “Done” will enable private browsing mode and the background will darken to confirm the switch. Operating in private browsing mode is reported to offer relief from the Safari crashing.

An unrelated prank website is also designed to cause mobile Safari to crash. Users that click on a link that refers to the CrashSafariDOT com website, will find themselves with a frozen Safari browser app.

The link might come from a prankster or a malicious stranger. A reboot by holding down the power button until the iPhone or iPad restarts is reported to resolve the issue.

The prank may also cause the Apple device to freeze and then restart on its own. The solution is to avoid the website.

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