The Apple logo Is Pictured Inside The Newly Opened Omotesando Apple Store
The Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in Tokyo in this file photo taken June 26, 2014. Reuters/YUYA SHINO

Apple users have been reporting that their Safari browers were crashing every time they try to enter a search on a Mac, iPhone or iPad.

The Safari crash bug affected many users across different OS versions. A Reddit thread posted yesterday morning, which has grown up to 279 comments, saw users complaining about the Safari crash as soon as one taps the URL bar (see video below).

Apple confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the company has fixed the bug causing Safari to crash on iPhones, iPads, and Macs all over the world. The report states that the issue started when users tried to search within the address bar, and affected those whose Safari suggestion data storage was updated in the early morning hours.

Clearing the cache should help users get rid of the problem. Those who are still waiting for the fix should proceed to Safari Settings> Clear history and website data. This should make the browser work normally.

According to 9to5Google, disabling 'Safari Suggestions' can also help resolve the issue. Affected iPhone and iPad users can head to Settings and disable the the ‘Safari Suggestions’ switch. However, this is a temporary fix.

The bug seems to be prevalent on iOS 8, iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 across many countries. Ample complaints were posted on Apple Support’s official Twitter page.

According to a report by the BBC, Apple has fixed the problem that caused Safari web browser to crash. However, the report also mentions that the fix may take some time to reach all iOS users who faced the crunch. It is believed that the crisis rose from Apple's own data centres, instead of the Safari app itself.

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