While the latest iOS 14 update allows you to change the default browser on your iPhone, many users are still satisfied with Safari. The ease of usability coupled with the tons of handy functionality and the fact that it is already the de-facto choice across Apple devices, all seems to negate the need of switching over to a different offering.
However, as of now, some might users have to make a change, not out of choice but compulsion. This is because of a recent browser-freeze issue that is bugging quite a lot of users. Whenever they are trying to create a new password or try to reset their existing one in any form/page across any site, the browser hangs all of a sudden.
This lasts anywhere between a few seconds to close to 2-3 minutes. Although the browser gets up and running after the aforementioned time frame, the issue remains persistent. At the time of writing, close to 2.5K users have already echoed this issue across the Apple Community Forum. What is even more concerning is the fact that the issue isn’t just limited to iPhones.
Users have also complained about the same on their iPad and Mac as well. With that said, there do seem to be a few workarounds that have managed to rectify this issue. And this guide shall make you aware of just that. So without further ado, let’s check out the methods to fix the Safari Freezing issue on creating or resetting a password.
Enable Keychain Storage
iCloud Keychain saves your account credentials, payment information, WiFi Passwords, and other related data and syncs it across all your devices. As and when you are about to enter any of this information, the Keychain will pop-up with the required data and populate the field accordingly.
With that said, if you haven’t enabled this feature yet, now seems to be the perfect time to do so. This is because turning on Keychain has been able to fix this underlying browser freeze issue for a lot of users.
So head over to System Preferences > iCloud > Keychain and enable it right away (if you already have it enabled, then turn it off and re-enable it). Now, wait for a few seconds for the sync to complete. Once done, try re-entering the password, and hopefully, the issue would have been rectified.
Browse in Private Mode
Safari’s Private window offers you a secure working environment where your browsing history, autofill information, and other trackers wouldn’t be stored in the browser. So while it scores from the security point of view, it seems to also have fixed the issue of password creation in Safari for many users.
To try it out, just go to File > New Private Window and open the desired site where you need to create the account. See if it works out in your favor or not.
Switch to a Different Browser
If both these methods didn’t work out, then you may have to consider switching over to a different browser, at least temporarily. In this regard, there are quite a few options at your disposal, but considering the current scenario, users have confirmed that DuckDuckGo Browser isn’t getting bugged with this issue.
Well, there could be other web browsers in this domain as well, but this is the one that has at least been given a nod by other users. So you may try jumping ships from Safari to this alternative for the time being.
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Bottom Line: Safari Freeze on Create Password
So this was all from this guide on fix the Safari Freezing issue on creating or resetting a password. In my case, both the second and third fix managed to spell out success but I ultimately settled with the second one.
The reason for the same is the fact by now I’m deeply engrossed in the Safari ecosystem across all my Apple devices, and bidding it adieu might prove to be a little bit challenging.
With that said, do let us know in the comments section which workaround was able to rectify the issue for you. Rounding off, as and when Apple releases the official fix or patch for this issue, we will update this post accordingly, so don’t forget to bookmark it.