7 rounds of betas weren’t enough — quite a few iOS consumers are reporting on Apple’s support message boards that a bug is affecting their units. When they click on back links in Safari, Chrome, Mail, Messages, Notes and other people, the app freezes and crashes. If you’re a single of them, here’s a correct that might fix your concerns.

It seems to be like this difficulty is relevant to Universal One-way links. With iOS 9, Apple released Universal One-way links, a brand name new way to take care of back links with indigenous apps. Application builders, these types of as YouTube, can sign up domain names to open net back links right into an app, bypassing Safari.

That is why when you click on a youtube.com/somethingsomething link, iOS opens the YouTube app instead of loading a net website page in Safari. This is a nifty attribute, other than when app builders abuse it.

Sergey Roshchin printed a video clip demonstrating today’s bug. His iPad is functioning great. But then, he installs the Reserving.com app, and Safari gets unusable. When he clicks on a link, it hangs, and then crashes.

Reserving.com associates its app with all sorts of domains — also quite a few domains to be precise. With two.4MB truly worth of domain-identify-to-deep-link entries, Safari and other apps crash when iOS checks back links in opposition to its Universal Url databases for the reason that this databases is also huge. A tipster also informed me that the Voyages-SNCF app also generates crashes on iOS 9.three.

And however, the Reserving.com app was updated on March seventeen, right before the launch of iOS 9.three. It is risk-free to think that a thing has transformed with iOS 9.three causing app crashes when dealing with these back links.

The WebKit staff produced a big update with iOS 9.three and OS X 10.eleven.4. Safari 9.1 consists of quite a few improvements below the hood. Probably the Universal Url bug is relevant to this WebKit update — it’s possible not.

Both way, if you’re encountering this bug, Apple will almost certainly correct it in its subsequent bug correct update. In the meantime, you ought to delete the Reserving.com app and… wait around. It will not correct your issues quickly as iOS checks Universal One-way links every single now and then. But at the very least, your Iphone will operate once more tomorrow.

Update: Deleting Booking’s app might not even be enough.

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