Apple Says It Has Fixed The Bug That Was Crashing Safari

Apple’s proprietary browser was crashing on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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Apple has fixed the bug that caused the Safari browser to crash on iPhones, iPads, and Macs around the world, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Sources say the issue impacted only people whose Safari “Suggestions” data storage cache updated during early-morning hours, Pacific Time. The immediate cause of the crash was typing into the address bar. Emptying the cache should resolve the issue for those still experiencing it (click on the “clear history and website data” in Safari’s preferences).

Employees of BuzzFeed News confirmed the bug.

Steven Troughton-Smith, a programmer, echoed the sentiments of many online who were furious that the browser wasn’t working.

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Joe Bernstein is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Bernstein reports on and writes about the gaming industry and web culture.
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