Web link error in iOS 9.3 causing crashes in Safari, Chrome, and more

Several iPhone and iPad owners are reporting an issue with web links after installing iOS 9.3. The error, which crops up when tapping or long pressing web links in built-in apps like Safari or Messages, or some third-party apps like Chrome and WhatsApp, causes the affected app to freeze or outright crash. Additionally, while the issue appears to have become more widespread with iOS 9.3, several users still on iOS 9.2.1 are reporting similar problems as well.

So far, we here at iMore have been unable to reproduce the issue. However, with 1 billion devices around the world, an error affecting even a small percentage of iPhone and iPad owners will still impact a large number of people.

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