Fix iOS 9.3 Crash Issue When Opening Safari Links

Uzair Ghani
Posted 7 months ago

If iOS 9.3 is crashing or freezing on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch when you open Safari links, then try these handful of methods to resolve the issue once and for all.

With every passing day, more and more issues pertaining to iOS 9.3 are starting to surface, with the latest one just making the headlines, where users are experiencing that their devices are crashing or freezing when they open Safari links in different apps such as Messages, Mail etc.

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At this current point in time, the reason for the iOS 9.3 crash is unknown and Apple hasn’t acknowledged the issue just yet. But if you go through the Apple Support Communities, then you’ll come to realize that many users are experiencing this problem on latest devices such as the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. But older iPhone and iPad users are not left out of the crash party either.

Rather than talking more about the iOS 9.3 crash / freeze issue, let’s just right into the fixes which you can try to hopefully get things right again.

Disable JavaScript

It’s circulating across the Web that turning off JavaScript in Safari helps resolve the issue for good for a lot of users. Navigate to Settings > Safari > Advanced and move the ‘JavaScript’ toggle switch to the OFF position.

Disable 3D Touch

Disabling 3D Touch might help to some degree if you’re utilizing the feature to preview links on iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. Simply go to Settings > General > Accessibility > 3D Touch and move the toggle switch to the OFF position.

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Turn Off Safari Suggestions


We’ve covered this one before for iOS 9.1 Safari, and there’s a chance it might do a little wonder this time as well. Simply go to Settings > Safari, and move the ‘Safari Suggestions’ toggle switch to the OFF position.

Clear Safari History

Clearing the history does wonders at times. Go to Settings > Safari and tap on the ‘Clear History and Website Data’ button. Confirm your action when prompted for it.

Force Restart Your iOS Device

A force restart is easy – simply hold down the Power and Home buttons till the screen goes blank and you see the Apple boot logo. Let go of the buttons and let the device boot up normally.

Perform A Fresh Restore Using iTunes

If all else fails then perform a fresh restore of iOS 9.3 using iTunes. Backup everything using iTunes or iCloud, download iOS 9.3 IPSW file, plug your iPhone or iPad to your PC or Mac, and simply restore it using iTunes.

Downgrade To iOS 9.2.1

Apple is still signing iOS 9.2.1 at the time of writing, and downgrading will definitely prove fruitful. Follow our guide posted here on how to downgrade to iOS 9.2.1 from iOS 9.3.

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