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How to stop Safari crashing on your Apple iPad Air

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by James Laird
, 12 Feb 2014Features
How to stop Safari crashing on your Apple iPad Air

Some users of Apple's ultra-svelte iPad Air have reported that the tablet's native Safari web browser crashes frequently. As an owner of the device, I'd be tempted to say that the problem is more of an intermittent one. Still, there are some simple things you can do to help resolve the issue:

Related: Apple iPad Air review

1) Clear your cache: Clearing your cache often is highly recommended and can help fix a range of problems across multiple devices. To do this, go to Settings > Safari and then tap to clear the History, as well as wiping the Cookies and Data.

2) Try turning it on off and on again: This classic, oft parodied fix is actually remarkably effective in real life. If you don't know how to turn your iPad Air off and on again, leave a comment and - after ridiculing you - I'll write an article to explain this complex procedure. 

3) Reboot your iPad: The most extreme fix is to perform a total reboot of your Apple tablet. To do this safely, you'll want to make sure that you've first backed up all of your data and other goodies via iCloud.

To do this, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup and then tap Back Up Now. Once you've done that, go back to the main settings interface, then hit General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings. Setup your iPad Air all over again and restore the backup.

4) Use a different browser: My solution fix for all Safari-related problems is more a piece of advice - download a better browser, namely Google Chrome. Problem solved, in most cases.

Do you have a novel fix for the annoying problem of Safari crashing on Apple's iPad Air? Share your solutions with the ITProPortal community by leaving us a comment, or alert me via Twitter.

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