Even though Safari is the most popular and trusted browser on Apple devices, the users still face problems with it from time to time even on the most powerful models like MacBook Pro or iMac Pro. One of the most popular reasons for the browser’s failure is the recent update of Mac OS X to El Capitan, Yosemite, or Sierra/High Sierra. Not all machines are technically ready for such changes. A user may experience all types of issues: from the cyclical/recurrent crashes to the total freeze of the browser. Other times, Safari may simply ignore any requests and fail to launch at all.
As a result, the whole system becomes completely unresponsive, and that is the worst thing you can face. It is very easy to detect whether Safari is the core of the problem. Just check the machine for the following issues:
Keyboard stops responding.
Scrolling a webpage leads to the freeze of your device
Force Reboot is the only way to fix the problem
It is true so far that Apple is updating and improving Safari all the time. However, even the genius fails from time to time. Multiple force rebooting may lead to the worse consequences. Thus, how about learning what to do in such situations?
You will not be able to solve the problem completely without realizing the specific reason for your Safari to act this way.
It is obvious that a Mac owner would like to know the reasons for the decreased speed of Safari’s work. If the problem happens constantly, it is easier to understand its cause.
Sometimes, it is difficult to define the factors that force Safari to slow down or crash. The only way is to run an Apple geek analysis in the shape of crash reports. Some native Apple utilities also may help to detect the core problem. Mind that it is not easy or even possible to get those official crash reports. At least, Apple Inc. has shared the most popular reasons to face the issues with Safari.
There are 5 most popular fixes, and it is up to you to decide which one should work for your Mac.
As it was mentioned, Apple company updates the browser constantly, so the owners should take the advantages by installing those novelties. Frequently, changing to the current version is the best way to fix a suspicious bug. If you are one of those Mac owners who ignore the system and software updates, stick to the following stages to rule it out:
You may wonder, but this solution helps in 80% of cases. The latest OS versions are created to support the most recent Safari versions, so it makes sense the two should balance.
Once the installation is finished, clear the latest web data. Check whether you solved the problem by attending the problematic web pages. Resetting Safari is still a good idea.
Even though it is the most popular option, it is also the least recommended one. Force-quitting regularly may lead to some adverse consequences. Anyway, mind that sometimes it is the only way out.
Not all Mac owners are ready to apply Terminal as they are not aware of the necessary commands and are scared of doing something wrong and facing adverse consequences. Overall, it is important to type every command carefully. Mind your steps:
To start the Apple computer in a Safe Mode, take the offered steps:
Those were just the most popular steps to solve the issue with a Safari browser. Let’s go deeper under the hood to explore some other alternatives that often help.
It is a measure of last resort, but if you have a plenty of money, you may simply increase the RAM and storage space by connecting an external hard drive or solid-state disk to your Mac. It is the most effective yet expensive solution. That is why we suggest that you read the next big section dedicated to a cheap but yet fats and effective solution to your Safari (and not only!) problem.
In case of a slow Mac, a user has another possible cleaning solution. While manual methods and built-in utilities might take a while, wiping the system with the help of special software is a matter of several minutes or even seconds. Besides, a Mac owner will not have to pick every single item on his own.
A smart cleaning software will work in a background mode without forcing a busy user to respond to its notifications every second. Not only you will speed up your Safari – software will release gigabytes of space for your personal needs. Such applications:
Almost every third-party tool offers an uninstaller, maintenance, and shredder. Thus, you are the only one to decide how to treat your Safari as well as entire Mac’s system.