Safari Keeps Crashing on iPhone/iPad? Here is How to Fix Safari

Last Updated on Sep 18, 2021

As usual, Safari is the default browser in 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 keeps crashing on iPhone 12 Pro max after update iOS. Sometimes iOS Apps crashing randomly. If you are one of them, let’s try the following solutions, these would resolve your problem.

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Complete Guide to fix Safari Keeps Crashing on iPhone

Force Restart 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,

  • 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.

For iPhone 6S/6S Plus,

  • Press and hold the Home button and Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo displays.

Update iPhone 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, visit the Settings app > General > Software Update. Download and Install the software update.

Update Safari App, open the App Store > tap on your profile icon and scroll down the list, and tap the Update button on the Safari app.

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.

  1. Go to the Settings app on iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap Safari.
  3. Disable Autofill.

Clear Cache, Cookies, History, and Website Data for Safari in iOS

  1. Go to Settings App on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Safari.
  3. Let’s Scroll down the screen and tap on Clear History and Website Data.
  4. You’ll get a popup, Tap History and Data.
Clear Cache, Cookies, History and Website data for Safari in iOS 10

Now Remove All Website Data

Launch Settings  App– Safari – Scroll down the screen and Tap on Advanced > Website Data, scroll down and click on Remove All Website Data, and then tap on Remove Now. And make sure the process.

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.

Restart Safari App – Follow Step by step guide

Restart Safari App on iPhone 7 Plus iPad Air

Do you know how to Restart App on iPhone 7 (Plus)? Even if you are not, don’t worry. Just go with the below steps wise and do your job.

Double click on the Home button to get the multitasking screen (to view running all recent apps screen).

Let’s now navigate Safari App Screen and swipe upside to close an app.

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

Turn iCloud bookmarks Off and again ON

Turn iCloud bookmarks Off and again ON for Safari

To do this Open up the Settings App, then tap on iCloud and turn toggle Safari off. You’ll be asked – Keep on my iPhone and Delete from My iPhone. In this case, if you have backup 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 would be solved your iPhone safari keeps crashing iOS glitches.

Turn Off iCloud Safari Syncing

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

  1. Open the Settings App.
  2. Tap on your name.
  3. Tap on iCloud.
  4. Disable Safari.

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.

  1. Go to the Settings App.
  2. Tap Safari.
  3. Select Advanced.
  4. Find and disable JavaScript.

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

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