How to Fix: Safari Keeps Crashing on iPhone/iPad

Safari keeps crashing on iPhone or iPad? This guide offers 9 methods to help you fix iPhone/iPad Safari keeps crashing issue.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 09, 2020

 Fix Safari Keeps Crashing

Fix Safari Keeps Crashing

Safari is the default browser of iPhone/iPad, and many people use it everyday including you. However, you are now experiencing the Safari keeps crashing issue and can’t simply browse the Internet, which is quite frustrating.

Don’t worry, to help you out, here in this guide we will tell you 9 practical methods to fix the iPhone/iPad Safari keeps crashing problem. Let’s get started now.

Solution 1. Restart Your iPhone/iPad

Restart your iPhone X or later:

  1. Hold the side button and either volume button until a slider shows.
  2. Power off the device by dragging the slider.
  3. Press and hold the side button to power on the device.
  4. Hold the button until you see the Apple logo.

Restart your iPhone 8 or earlier:

  1. Hold the top or side button (depending on your model) until a slider shows.
  2. Power off the device by dragging the slider.
  3. Press and hold the top or side button to power on the device.
  4. Hold the button until you see the Apple logo.
Restart Your iPhone

Restart Your iPhone

Soft Restart

Alternatively, you can turn off your iPhone by going to Settings > Then choose the General option > Tap on Shut Down if your device is running iOS 11 or later.

Solution 2. Clear History and Website Data

Go to Settings on your iPhone > Tap on Safari > Tap on Clear History and Website Data > Confirm on the pop-up window.

Remove All Website Data: Go to Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data > Scroll down and choose Remove All Website Data > Tap Remove Now on the pop-up window.

Solution 3. Turn off iCloud Safari Syncing

Open Settings on your device > [your name] > Tap on iCloud > Turn off Safari > Wait for a couple of minutes and turn it on again to have a try. If it does not work, you can just disable the Safari syncing.

Solution 4. Turn off AutoFill

Open Settings app > Safari > AutoFill > Turn the Use Contact Info/Names and Passwords/Credit Cards to off.

Solution 5. Turn off Suggestions

It can help stop Safari from crashing to the Home screen. Go to Settings app > Tap Safari > Turn off Safari Suggestions.

Solution 6. Turn off JavaScript

Go to Settings > Tap Safari > Tap Advanced > Disable JavaScript.

Solution 7. Reboot Your iPhone/iPad

Reboot iPhone 8 or later:

  1. Press and hold the Side button, simultaneously press either volume button until the slider appears.
  2. Switch from left to right to turn the iPhone off.
  3. Press and hold the Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

Reboot iPhone 7:

  1. Press and hold both the volume down button and the Sleep/Wake button.
  2. When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.

Reboot iPhone 6 or earlier:

  1. Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button.
  2. When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.

Solution 8. Update Your iDevice to the Newest iOS Version

Make sure you are running the lasts iOS, each iOS update also fix all kinds of bugs. Go to Settings > General > Software Update to have a check.

Solution 9. Restore Your iPhone/iPad

If all the above methods cannot help you fix the Safari keeps crashing on iPhone/iPad issue, then this is the last way.

You can restore your device with iTunes or iCloud, just remember to backup your iPhone/iPad in advance. Or you will lose all the existing data on your device.

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to fix Safari keeps crashing on iPhone/iPad issue. If you like this guide, just share it to help more people. If you meet any problem or have any new idea, please leave a comment to share with us.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.