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Apple Safari glitch can be resolved with a number of workarounds

Matthew Dunn

OWNERS of Apple devices have been left fuming overnight after an issue with the Safari web browser.

Users of the default browser on iOS and OS X devices found the service would crash and return to them to the home screen when they attempted to open a new tab or type in search bar.

Apple has confirmed the issue and said it has now been resolved.

Those still having problems with the browsing app are being advised to clear their website data from within the settings to complete the fix.

To clear cache in your Safari browser, head to Settings > Safari then tap Clear History and Website Data.

Follow these steps and be browsing again in seconds.

Follow these steps and be browsing again in seconds.

Another fix for the issue is to disable Safari Suggestions — a feature that pre-emptively guesses as user’s type into the address bar.

To find this, head to Settings > Safari then tap Safari Suggestions and it will turn off.

You can also use this to fix your phone.

You can also use this to fix your phone.

The issue was first discovered by iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith, with many affected users taking to social media to comment on the issue.