Safari Crashing After iOS 9.1 Update? Here’s The Fix

Uzair Ghani
Posted 1 year ago

Here’s how you can fix Safari browser crashing issue after installing iOS 9.1 update on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.


Apple flipped the switch yesterday and made the final build of iOS 9.1 available to every user around the globe in possession of Cupertino’s mobile device. The update is packed with a bunch of great new features while focussing deeply on the performance and stability aspect of iOS 9.x. All is well and good until you realize that Safari is not playing nicely on your iPhone or iPad and it keeps on crashing whenever you try to open up a link. If you’re one of the few unlucky folks who are noticing that Apple’s mobile Web browser is crashing after the big iOS 9.1 update, then here’s what you need to do to fix the issue.

Fix Safari Crashing Issue On iOS 9.1

1. Launch the Settings app from your home screen.

2. Scroll down and look for entry labelled ‘Safari’ and tap on it.


3. Now tap on the ‘Clear History and Website Data’ button. Confirm your action when prompted for it. Also keep in mind that this will remove the entire history, cookies and every other history data from your device. If you’re OK with that, only then proceed forward.



Once the process is complete, simply restart your device, launch Safari and open up any website. Everything should work just fine at this point.

Safari is a great browser if you’re tied to Apple’s ecosystem in a very solid manner. If Safari is causing a bit of problems at your end, or for some reason it’s falling short of your taste, then you can always opt for a third-party Web browser, such as Chrome, which is available for free to download from the App Store. And since Google’s offering doesn’t cost a dime, therefore there’s no harm in trying it out on your iOS device.

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Issues, like the one mentioned above, are bound to happen especially if you’re taking the OTA route. And since iOS 9.1 is a big update, therefore we highly recommend that you flash the new firmware onto your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using iTunes. Be sure to backup your data before you make the move.

Did the above mentioned fix solve your problem on your iOS device? Then be sure to let us know about it in the comments section below.

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