Even though the iPad and iPad 2 are awesome devices with some of the best features ever for a tab, it is not an exception to problems. One of the prominent problems that is often reported and discussed on the forums is Safari crashing on the iPad or iPad 2. If you are facing this problem, don’t panic or worry because it’s being faced by a thousand others. There are a couple of solutions you can try and browsing through the forums and other websites, we present a condensed version of those here. Try the first one, and then if in case that did not solve the problem, you can go on to the next one.
How to Fix Safari Crashing on iOS 5:
To begin with, update your iPad or iPad 2 to the latest (iOS 5.0.1)
Disable iCloud bookmark syncing. To do this, you just have to go to Settings -> General -> iCloud -> Bookmark Syncing OFF
Clear all history and cookies on Safari. To do this, go to Settings -> Safari -> Clear History, Clear Cookies and Data
There might be a lot of stored data from Safari. To do this, Settings -> Safari -> Advanced -> Website Data -> Remove all Web Data
Also try disable autofill. Settings -> Safari -> Autofill -> Clear All and then switch everything to OFF.
Now, try opening Safari. In the rare case that it still doesn’t work or crashes frequently as before, try switching off iCloud too. Setings -> General -> iCloud -> Switch OFF everything.
If none of these worked for you, you can try to do a complete restore. But be warned that it will remove all data on your iPad. Doing a complete restore is simple and easy. All you have to do is connect your iPad or iPad 2 to the PC/Mac, iTunes launches automatically (if not launch it yourself). Now, on the devices tab, choose your device, hit Summary and click on “Restore”. This has a 99% chance of working (unless until you have a problematic backup which, upon restoring that, causes the same problem on Safari again).