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Apple is working on a fix for iOS 9.3 link crashing bug

After a significant number of iOS users complained on Apple’s support forums that their iOS 9.3 device sometimes freezes after tapping on a link, the company announced it is working on a fix. 

“We are aware of this issue, and we will release a fix in a software update soon,” the company said, according to 9to5Mac.

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As of this writing, the thread on Apple’s support forums pointing out the issue has more than 620 replies, indicating the problem is widespread. 

According to most complaints, tapping on a link in a browser, such as Safari or Chrome, or an app like Twitter, sometimes causes the phone to lock up. Disabling JavaScript in Safari or opening the link in a new tab (by holding it) is a temporary fix for some users, but not all. 

The bug seems to be tied to the Booking.com app; YouTube user Sergey Roshchin published a video (in Russian, below) in which he demonstrates his iPad experiencing the issue only after the app is installed. However, some user reports indicate that other apps might cause the issue as well.   

This is not the only issue users of iOS 9.3 have experienced. Some complained their devices became bricked after downloading the update, prompting Apple to pull the update for older devices until the problem is resolved.