Odd Safari browser bug causing crashes, here's a fix

Early on Wednesday morning many people started tweeting about the Safari browser crashing, both on iOS and OS X, seemingly due to a bug related to Safari's search suggestions.

Apple has so far yet to respond to the issue, but there is a workaround to stop the crashes while we wait for an official acknowledgment. To fix this you simply have to disable "search suggestions". The option can be found under Preferences - Search on the desktop version of Safari. On the iPad and iPhone, both of which also appear to be affected, you can find it under Settings - Safari. Turn off the option, and your browser will stop crashing.

The bug doesn't appear to impact all users, but it seems to be more widespread in Safari on iOS 8 and 9, as well as the latest version of El Capitan, OS X 10.11.3. In addition, this bug is not related to the link that was making the rounds earlier this week causing device reboots and browser crashes.

Via: Mashable
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n earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the latest version of OS X was 10.11.1; this has been corrected to 10.11.3.

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