Have you encountered a browser freezing issue Safari On your iPhone unexpectedly when searching for something and entering the URL in the address bar? Don't worry because you are not alone, some users have encountered this bug and this issue was brought up on the Apple support forum. It is strange that this problem appeared more than a year ago, and some people still suffer from it to this day. Although we don't know exactly why this happens, some have come up with a simple solution to that problem.

Fixed an annoying bug that caused Safari to freeze unexpectedly

what happens?

Among the complaints is that the iOS Safari browser will freeze when you only type “sa” in the address bar. It can write letters before the two “sa” letters, but once you delete these extra characters, Safari will crash immediately. You don't necessarily have to face the same problem on iPhone now, but some users.

This was not the only reported problem, as another confirmed that it encountered a similar problem when entering a word beginning with the letter "p" or "s".

Ironically, one of the complaints indicated that it is the Safari app that crashes frequently on a Samsung phone.

This issue is not limited to one iPhone model or one iOS version. This unexpected crash happened to those who own an iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone 8, and it also happened in iOS 13 as well as iOS 14.

One of the users even mentioned that he was suffering from this problem on all three previous iPhones. Although this bug is not widely reported, so it appears to have been around for a while.

The cause of this problem is unknown, but it may have something to do with how Safari is stored on iPhone and web browsing data is retrieved. Since it occurs when users enter text in the address bar, it is possible that Safari will try to retrieve the URL of a previously visited website or a saved search term. Users start typing a few letters, and Safari at the same time tries to retrieve the data previously stored for these words, then something goes wrong.

How to fix Safari crashes or hangs error

Because we don't know exactly what's happening, there is no clear solution. Some users have discovered that Safari has stopped crashing after they cleared their browser history. It will only take a few seconds to clear your history or depending on how often you use the browser, and to do so:

◉ Open Settings> Safari.

◉ Scroll down and click on "Clear History and Website Data".

This is just what you have to do. Have you encountered such problems on Safari and what have you done to solve them? Let us know in the comments.



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