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It’s not just you, clicking on links in iOS 9.3 can crash your iPhone

I am experiencing the same issue. Basically, I cannot click on any links anymore. Every time, the phone stalls. I thought, it was an issue related to older phones (I am using the iPhone 5s) but apparently, it also happens on the 6-series. I hope, Apple will release a fix soon!


Seven rounds of betas weren’t enough — many iOS users are reporting on Apple’s support forums that a bug is affecting their devices. When they click on links in Safari, Chrome, Mail, Messages, Notes and others, the app freezes and crashes. If you’re one of them, here’s a fix that might solve your issues.

It looks like this issue is related to Universal Links. With iOS 9, Apple introduced Universal Links, a brand new way to handle links with native apps. App developers, such as YouTube, can register domain names to open web links directly into an app, bypassing Safari.

That’s why when you click on a youtube.com/somethingsomething link, iOS opens the YouTube app instead of loading a web page in Safari. This is a nifty feature, except when app developers abuse it.

Sergey Roshchin published a video demonstrating today’s bug. His iPad is working fine. But then, he installs the Booking.com app, and Safari becomes unusable. When he clicks on a link, it hangs, and then…

Read the entire article from TechCrunch here: It’s not just you, clicking on links in iOS 9.3 can crash your iPhone


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