Safari not opening/working after macOS update

In this segment, we are going to show you how to fix “Safari not opening/working after macOS update” applicable for all macOS Versions

Safari is the default web browser for Mac computers and is known for its speed and security features. However, sometimes after a macOS update, Safari may stop working or fail to open altogether. This can be frustrating, especially if you rely on Safari for browsing the internet. Here are some possible solutions to try if you encounter this issue:

Things to remember

  • Keep your Mac OS up to date.
  • Always scan your Mac with the help of Malwarebytes Anti Malware Software.
  • Search for a free Anti-Virus and install it. My Choice: Avast, AVG, or Avira.
  • Note: Don’t click on websites that start with Ad.Ads

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Things to Backup before any Step

  • Back up your Bookmarks.
    • Navigate to Go and Select Go to folder Type: ~/Library. Then Hit Enter.
    • After that, open the folder name Safari.
    • Then you will be able to find a file name Bookmarks.plist, this file contains the backup of all your Bookmarks.
    • However, you can either back up this file to online storage or copy it to a flash drive.

Let’s fix the issue

1. Clear Cache and History

Sometimes, Safari may not work properly due to a cache or history issue.

  • To fix this, go to Safari’s Preferences, click on the Privacy tab, and select “Remove All Website Data“. This will clear your cache and history and may resolve the issue.

2. Check for Updates

Make sure that your version of Safari is up to date.

  • Go to the App Store and click on Updates. If there is an update available for Safari, install it and see if the issue is resolved.

3. Restart Your Computer

Sometimes, simply restarting your Mac can fix the problem.

  • Go to the Apple menu and select Restart, and see if Safari works properly after the computer reboots.

4. Reset Safari

If the above solutions do not work, you can try resetting Safari.

  • To do this, go to Safari’s Preferences, click on the Advanced tab, and select “Reset Safari“. This will reset all settings to their default values and may fix any underlying issues.

5. Disable Extensions

If you have any extensions or plug-ins installed in Safari, they may be causing the issue.

  • Try disabling all extensions and see if Safari works properly. You can do this by going to Safari’s Preferences, clicking on the Extensions tab, and unchecking all boxes.

6. Try Another Browser

If none of the above solutions work, you can try using another web browser like Chrome or Firefox.

  • While Safari is the default browser for Macs, there are many other excellent browsers available that may work better for you.

In Conclusion

If Safari is not opening or working after a macOS update, try clearing your cache and history, checking for updates, restarting your computer, resetting Safari, disabling extensions, or using another browser. With a bit of troubleshooting, you should be able to get Safari working properly again. If you continue to experience issues, you may want to contact Apple support for further assistance.

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Harish Kumar

As a founder of the PcMac YouTube channel and website, Our goal is to provide Free Technical help to people and spread knowledge to everyone.
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