Monday 18 December 2017

New Apple iOS 9.3 bug causing iPhones to freeze up

iOS 9.3
iOS 9.3

Mark O'Beirne

Users have discovered a new iOS 9.3 bug that causes apps to lock up and crash when links are clicked on in apps.

Another iOS 9.3 bug has been discovered, which causes iPhone apps to freeze and crash when links are clicked on.

Users are reporting issues when clicking on links in Safari, Chrome, Mail, Messages and Notes. Doing so causes these apps to crash. It’s thought that this bug is related to Universal Links, a feature that supposedly makes it easier to open links in native apps.

Some of those affected by the bug have found a workaround by disabling JavaScript. To do so, go to Settings > Safari > Advanced and deselect JavaScript in the menu. This may solve the issue in Safari, but other apps that display links are still affected.

Apple is yet to offer solutions for this issue or even confirm that it exists.

iOS 9.3 hasn’t had the smoothest of launches. Before Apple released a new update, users were reporting that the new OS was bricking older devices. Apple issued a new version of the OS to rectify this.

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