Safari on Mac and iOS suffering from widespread crash-causing bug (Update: Fixed)
As some developers pointed out on Twitter, the problem lies with the Safari search suggestion function. When users type words into the address bar, the query is sent to Apple servers, which deliver search suggestions - either more complex queries or actual URLs, depending on the case - to the users. This is why the problem affects all Safari versions and acts independently of the default search engine.
If you're experiencing the issue but would still like to be able to browse the web using Safari on your iPhone, you should go into the settings screen and turn off the "Search Engine Suggestions" toggle. Alternatively, you can enter private browsing mode. Another obvious solution is to download a third-party browser such as Google Chrome.
This widespread Safari bug comes just a few days after links to a malicious website wrecked havoc on Twitter and other social media platforms. Called CrashSafari.com, the website crashes most browsers but is even more dangerous when opened on Safari for iOS, as it can cause iPhones and iPads to reboot.
via: The Guardian