Photos Quit Unexpectedly on macOS Mojave? Here’s the fix


Every update of macOS creates many problems on Mac. Likewise, Mojave also has some issues. One of the important issue is photos quit unexpectedly on Mac. Many people said that this problem occurred after updating Mojave. Here I am going to tell you the solutions to fix Photos keeps crashing on macOS Mojave.
Fix 1: Force quit Photos app

  1. Press and hold Command + Option + Esc keys simultaneously.
  2. A pop-up box will appear. Select “Photos” and then click “Force Quit”.
  3. Restart your Mac via Apple menu->Restart.
  4. Now launch Photos app and check whether it is working or not.

Note: You can force quit Photos app via Apple menu->Force Quit->Photos->Force quit.
Fix 2: Repair the Photo Library

  1. Launch Photos app. If it crashes, close it.
  2. Press and hold Command + Option keys and open the Photos app (while holding those keys).
  3. Select “Repair” in the Repair Library window. Wait until the process is finished.
  4. Then Create a new library and restore everything from iCloud Photo Library.

How to create a new Photo Library on Mac?

  1. Close the Photos App.
  2. Press and hold the Option key and open the Photos app while Holding the Option Key.
  3. The “Choose Library” window will appear. Select “Create new”.
  4. Enter the Name for your New Library and select a Location for your new Photo Library.
  5. Click “OK”.
  6. Open the Photos app. No Photos will be there.
  7. Turn on iCloud Photo Library and restore photos from an iCloud account.

Fix 3: Check for Software Update

  1. Go to Apple Menu->About This Mac->Software Update.
  2. Click “Updates” tab.
  3. Click “Update All”.

Fix 4: Restart your Mac in Safe Mode
Restarting your Mac in Safe Mode will fix many issues in the Mac. But you can’t use some features in Safe Mode.

  1. Turn off your Mac via Apple menu->Shut Down.
  2. Press the Power Button to turn on your Mac.
  3. Press and hold the Shift Key immediately after pressing the Power Button.
  4. You can see the Apple Logo on the screen. Don’t leave the Shift key when you see the Apple Logo.
  5. Keep pressing the Shift Key until you see the Login Window.
  6. Select your User Account and then enter the Password to login. You may need to login twice if FileVault is turned on.

Note: If it doesn’t work out, leave Safe Mode and then try next solution. To leave Safe Mode, restart your Mac via Apple menu->Restart. Wait until your Mac restarts.
Fix 5: Fix disk errors in Recovery Mode

  1. Turn off your Mac via Apple menu->Shut Down.
  2. Press the Power Button.
  3. Press and hold the Command + R keys simultaneously as soon as possible after pressing the Power Button until the Apple Logo appears.
  4. After that macOS Utilities window will appear with 4 options. Tap “Disk Utility”.
  5. Tap “Continue”.
  6. Select the disk/drive (Macintosh HD) that you want to repair.
  7. Select First Aid->Run. This action will check disk for errors.
  8. Click “Done”.
  9. Close Disk Utility.
  10. Restart your Computer via Apple menu->Restart.

Fix 6: Reinstall Mojave

  1. Press and hold the Power Button to turn off your Mac.
  2. Press the Power Button to turn on your Mac.
  3. Press and hold the Command + R keys simultaneously as soon as possible after pressing the Power Button.
  4. Keep pressing Command + R keys until the Apple Logo appears.
  5. After that macOS Utilities window will appear with 4 options. Tap “Reinstall macOS”.
  6. Tap “Continue”.
  7. You will be prompted to choose your hard disk/drive. If you are not asked to select your disk, tap “Show All Disks”. You may need to enter your Apple ID.
  8. Tap “Install”. Wait until the installation process is completed.
  9. Your Mac will restart after completing the installation.

If you know any other solutions to fix photos keeps crashing on macOS Mojave, let us know through your comments.

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