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Technology PopWrapped | Technology

iPhone Users Are Outraged With Chronic Safari Crashes

Roxanne Powell | PopWrapped Author

Roxanne Powell

Staff Writer
@roxipowell
03/02/2016 8:44 pm
PopWrapped | Technology
iPhone Users Are Outraged With Chronic Safari Crashes | safari
Media Courtesy of WCCF Tech

If you've tried to open your Safari web browsing app only to have it shut down before you can navigate to your favourite webpage, you're not alone. 

Apparently, the problem has gotten so bad, users are taking to social media. As soon as they tap the address bar, the app closes.

But it's okay, following links through other apps like Facebook and Twitter doesn't seem to be a problem ... yet.

According to The Guardian, the problem appears to stem from the app's suggestion function, which allows the app to populate the address bar with your frequently visited pages based on what words you type.

But the internet has always been a little Big Brother like that.

One quick fix for affected users is to disable search engine functions in the Safari menu under Settings.

Another option is to enter private browsing. Not only will you get to browse the web like a spy, your browser will turn black -- the perfect spy/ninja alternative.

While Apple has reported no issues with its servers, The Guardian has tested phones on either side of the bug dilemma and thinks the servers may be the problem. Without an official statement from the company, this sleuthing is just producing speculation.

Users have taken to Reddit, Twitter, Apple forums, and even Mac forums. #Safari is trending in multiple areas, and the problem isn't just affecting iPhones.

One user reported the issue at work: “70% of our Macs in our office have this issue, kind of wiped us out this morning.”

Now, it may just be a coincidence, but this particular issue popped up just days after CrashSafari.co launched. The prank website is supposed to help reboot users' devices by overloading the Safari app with strings of text.

Not to be outdone by a mere app bug, Apple's sales have also started to slow down, according to the company. This started happening after the iPhone stopped exceeding its projected numbers. With so many smartphones and smartwatches on the market, Apple's previously top-selling device has "flatlined in sales," forcing the company to report a mere 0.4% increase in sales over the holiday season. When compared to the 46% of the previous fiscal year, we can see why Apple is feeling the pressure.

Try some of these bug solutions out, and let us know how it works!


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