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Apple fixes Safari web browser after hundreds report crashes

Apple has fixed a problem with the Safari web browser after hundreds of users reported problems earlier today.

Large numbers of people took to Twitter to complain that the browser was closing when they tried to use the app's search bar to browse the internet.

User Thom O'Neil was one of hundreds to report the problem: "Safari on my iPhone crashes every time I try and type in the search bar," he wrote.

"Have deleted data etc and updated iOS but still does it."

Users took to Twitter to complain at the outages Credit: PA

A number of people had suggested that turning off the "Safari suggestions" could fix the problem.

Safari is Apple's own-web browsing app that comes pre-installed on iPhones, iPads and Mac computers.

It remains unclear whether the issue was linked to a software update released earlier this week by the firm.