iOS 9.3 Glitch: How to Stop Links From Crashing Apps

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If you’re having trouble with links causing some apps to crash on your iPhone or iPad, you’re not alone.

Apple users with iOS 9.3 first reported the glitch late last week. When attempting to open a link within the Safari app or other iOS apps, the app hangs up or crashes completely.

Apple has not officially confirmed the glitch involving Safari and links, but users have; they’re flooding Apple’s support website and other forums with similar reports. According to comments in this thread, Apple is aware of the issue.

Some users have been able to avoid the glitch by going to Settings > Safari > Advanced and disabling JavaScript. This workaround may not work for everyone and may only work on the Safari app, not the other apps impacted by the glitch.

Apple’s latest iOS has had several issues, including some users unable to complete activation on older devices causing Apple to temporarily pull the software before a patch was released on Thursday.