Apple’s latest woes? Safari is crashing

Apple's latest woes? Safari is crashing

Apple's disappointing earnings report is not the only issue plaguing the tech giant on Wednesday, as reports emerge of a "bug" that's crashing Safari browsers worldwide.

A number of users took to Twitter to report that Safari was crashing every time a search was attempted via the browser's address bar on Apple iPhones and Mac computers.



Tech news site Mashable said the bug isn't affecting all users, but seems to be hitting devices installed with mobile operating systems iOs 8 and 9, as well as desktop operating system El Capitan.

However, the site also reports that a quick change to the browser's suggestions setting might fix the problem for some users.

Desktop users should disable "Safari Suggestions" via "Preferences" and then "Search," while iPad and iPhone users can find the same option under Settings and then Safari. Some have tweeted that switching to private browsing also fixed the problem.



It comes just months after Apple had to clear its App Store of malicious iPhone and iPad programs in September after a large-scale cyberattack that managed to get by Apple's stringent app review process.

Apple did not respond to CNBC's request for comment.

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