• March 27, 2021 •

My iPad Safari browser App Is Crashing Frequently – Fix

Safari powered by Apple could give you a blazing fast Internet experience on all your Apple devices. Also, it provides customization options and strong privacy. No doubt that the Safari browser is a great tool to explore the Internet, but some unfortunate iPad users are facing issues related to the Safari browser.

iPad users have reported that their Safari browser app crashes every now and then when trying to use the app. Well, it could get more annoying especially when you want to do perform an important task on iPad using Safari. Here’s some workaround that will help you to fix the Safari browser app crashing on iPad. Without further ado, let’s get started.

Also read: My MacBook Restarts Randomly and Here’s How I Fixed it.

How to Fix Safari Browser from getting crashed on iPad?

Additionally, some users have noticed that the Safari browser app gets crashed when it loads websites that use JavaScript. Follow the possible solutions mentioned below:

Solution 1: Make sure to update the iOS to the latest version, to do that just simply visit Settings > General > Software Updates. If there are any software updates available, just tap on Download and Install.

Solution 2: Delete or clear Safari history and cookies, to do so, visit Settings > Safari > Clear History. To clear all cookies tap on Settings > Safari > Clear Cookies and Data. Now try to launch the app to check if it gets crashes.

Solution 3: Clear Safari collected or stored data, to do so tap on Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data > Remove All Website Data. Mind you, this option is not available unless your iPad is running on iOS 5 and above.

Solution 4: Restart your iPad, press and hold the On/Off or (Sleep/Wake) button until the red “slide to power off” appears, and then just drag the slide bar. To Power On the iPad, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears. Restarting the device should have fixed the Safari crashing issue.

Solution 5: Clear and turn off Autofill, to do that, just visit Settings > Safari > Autofill > Clear All, turn off everything. Let me inform you, this option is available if you have an iPad running on iOS 5 and above.

Solution 6: Disable iCloud Bookmark Syncing. Visit Settings > General > iCloud > toggle Bookmark syncing off.

Solution 7: Visit Settings > Safari and disable Private Browsing, prompt will appear “Close all tabs“, then turn off Private Browsing back off.

What if Nothing Works?

If the solutions mentioned above won’t work for you then, turn off JavaScript by visiting Settings > Safari > javascript > turn off. Once done, you might not able to browse Javascript-enabled websites. Now launch the Safari app and check if the problem has resolved.

If in the end, nothing happens, the last thing you can do is to reset your iPad, but make sure you create back up before performing a reset. Just contact Apple Support, if the issue still bothers you.

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