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How to disable search suggestions on iOS and OS X

Many Apple users worldwide have reported issues with both Safari on the Mac and on iOS crashing today. The problem seems to be related to Safari’s search suggestions feature, see below for how to disable this feature.


How to disable search suggestions on OS X

Open Safari preferences from the menu (or by using the “cmd + ,” shortcut) and uncheck the Include search engine suggestions option.
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How to disable search suggestions on iOS

Head to settings on your iOS device, scroll down and choose Safari and then turn off Search Engine Suggestions.

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Has this post cured your Safari problems? please let me know in the comments so we can update this post.

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About the author

Chris

I've been a passionate evangelist for Apple and the Macintosh throughout my working life, my first love was a Quadra 605 working with a small creative agency in the south of Norfolk UK in the mid 1990's, I later progressed to other roles in other Macintosh dominated industries, first as a Senior graphic designer at a small printing company and then a production manager at Guardian Media Group. As the publishing and printing sector wained I moved into Internet Marketing and in 2006 co-founded blurtit.com which grew to become one the top 200 visited sites in the US (according to Quantcast), at its peak receiving over 15 million visits per month. For the last ten years I have worked as an Affiliate and Consultant to many different business and start ups, my key skill set being online marketing, on page monetisation, landing page optimisation and traffic generation, if you would like to hire me or discuss your current project please reach out to me here.

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