Safari Keeps Crashing on iPhone in iOS 17? Here’s 10 Fixes

As usual, Safari is the default browser in the Apple iPhone, the same way all iPhone models are packed with Safari browsers to access the internet and Google on the Smartphone. Safari is perfect for all times with the latest iOS. However, some of the users have complained about the issue of Safari crashing on iPhone 15 Pro Max after updating iOS. Sometimes iOS Apps crash randomly. If you are one of them, let’s try the following solutions, these would resolve your problem.

This guide is also useful if you frequently crash when you tap the address bar or after updating iOS on iPhone/ iPad. Get more: Airdrop not working in iOS.

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Complete Guide to Fix Safari Keeps Crashing on iPhone

Solution #1. Force Restart Your iPhone

The very first workaround is to force reboot the iPhone. This will clear the memory and processor of the iPhone to make the iPhone faster and smoother alongside removing the minor bugs. The process to force restart the iPhone varies from device to device, here’s how to do it.

For iPhone 8 or later,

Hard Reboot iPhone Step by Step
Hard Reboot iPhone Step-by-Step
  • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  • Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  • Press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo shows up.

For iPhone 7/7Plus,

  • Press and hold the Volume Down and Power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Solution #2. Update iPhone Software and Safari App

It has been found that keeping the applications and iPhone up to date reduces the minor bugs and errors that could lead to the app crashing and not responding. If you haven’t updated the iPhone and Safari App, do it first.

Make sure to connect the iPhone to the Wi-Fi.

Update iPhone,

Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone > Select General Option.

Open Settings Choose General Option on iPhone

Step 2: Click on Software Update > Tap on Update Now.

Select Software Update Tap on Update Now on iPhone

Update Safari App,

Step 1: Launch the App Store on your iPhone > Tap on your profile icon.

Open App Store Select Profile Icon on iPhone

Step 2: Click on Update All > Select Safari > Tap on Update.

Select Update All Tap on Safari to Select Update on iPhone

Solution #3. Turn Off AutoFill

AutoFill sometimes adds up the load on the Safari App, as it automatically fills out the information such as Email, Name, and such information in the Contact form. Maybe this functionality is causing the Safari App crashing issue on iPhone.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone > Swipe Down to Select Safari.

Open Settings Choose Safari on iPhone

Step 2: Tap on AutoFill > Disable use Contact Info > Disable Credit Cards.

Select Autofill Disable Contact Info Disable Credit Cards on iPhone

Solution #4. Clear Cache, Cookies, History, and Website Data for Safari in iOS

Step 1: Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Tap on Safari.

Open Settings Choose Safari on iPhone

Step 2: Select Clear History and Website Data > From the Pop-up Menu, Tap on Clear History.

Click on Clear History and Website Data Select Clear History on iPhone

Solution #5. Now Remove All Website Data

Step 1: Launch Settings App on your iPhone > Choose Safari > Swipe down to Select Advanced.

Open Settings Select Safari Click on Advanced on iPhone

Step 2: Tap on Website Data > Swipe Down to Click on Remove All Website Data > Tap on Remove Now.

how to Remove All Website Data safari iOS 10.2

Note: This will erase data that could be used for tracking, but it is also utilized by the website to preserve login information and speed up browsing.

Solution #6. Restart the Safari App – Follow the step-by-step guide

Do you know how to Restart the App on your iPhone? Even if you are not, don’t worry. Just go with the below steps and do your job.

Double click on the Home button to get the multitasking screen (to view running all recent apps screen) > Navigate Safari App Screen and swipe upside down to close an app.

Restart Safari App on iPhone 7 Plus iPad Air

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Now do a single click on the home button on the Home screen. And then open the Safari app again.

Solution #7. Turn iCloud bookmarks Off and again ON

Step 1: Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Tap on your Apple ID > Click on iCloud.

Tap on Apple ID Select iCloud on iPhone

Step 2: Tap on Safari to Disable > You’ll be asked to keep it on my iPhone and Delete it from My iPhone > Click on Keep it on my iPhone.

Turn iCloud bookmarks Off and again ON for Safari

In this case, if you have backed up this data on your computer, then select (remove from My iPhone); if you haven’t, then please tap on Keep on My iPhone. After that, wait a moment and turn Safari again. Hope this will be solved your iPhone Safari keeps crashing iOS glitches.

Turn Off iCloud Safari Syncing

Likewise keeping the iCloud Safari Syncing could be a reason behind the Safari App Crashing on iPhone.

Step 1: Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Tap on your Apple ID.

Open Settings Tap on your Apple ID on iPhone

Step 2: Tap on iCloud > Click on Show All > Disable Safari.

Select iCloud Tap on Show All under App using iCloud Disable Safari on iPhone

Disable JavaScript

JavaScript is a superior programming language that adds the Animations and required features that handle the website; however, if there’s an error in the code, then JavaScript could crash the Safari App.

Step 1: Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Tap on Safari.

Open Settings Choose Safari on iPhone

Step 2: Select Advanced > Disable JavaScript.

Click on Advanced Disable Javascript on iPhone

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We hope your problem with Safari keeps crashing on your iPhone is resolved. If you have a way that is not mentioned above, please let’s share that fix that became very useful for you.

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Karly Wood

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