Fixed: Safari Not Working After High Sierra Update


Many Mac users have a complaint that Safari not working on high Sierra. They also said that Safari keeps crashing on their Mac. Here I am going to tell you the solutions to fix this issue. If you have the same issue, this article will help you to fix it.
Solution 1: Force quit Safari

  1. Press and hold Command + Option + Esc keys simultaneously.
  2. Select Safari and then click “Force Quit”.

Note: You can force quit Safari via Apple menu->Force Quit->Safari->Force quit.
Solution 2: Clear cookies and other website data

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Go to Safari->Clear History.
  3. Select all history to clear.
  4. Click “Clear History”.

Solution 3: 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 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.

Solution 4: Use Safari in Safe Mode (Safe Boot)
Restart your Mac in safe Mode will fix many issues on your Mac. But you can’t use some features in Safe Mode.

  1. Turn off your Mac via Apple menu->Shut Down.
  2. Turn on your Mac.
  3. Press and hold the Shift Key as quickly as possible after you hear the startup sound. You can see the Apple Logo on the Screen.
  4. Keep pressing the Shift Key until you see the Login Window.
  5. Enter your User Name & Password to login. You may need to login twice if FileVault is turned on.
  6. Now launch Safari and check whether it works or not.

Solution 5: Delete plist files

  1. Launch Finder.
  2. Click Go->Go to Folder.
  3. Type ~/Library/Preferences in the pop-up box and then click “Go”.
  4. Type com.apple.safari in the search box.
  5. Select all Safari related plist files and move them to Trash folder to erase them.
  6. Restart your Mac and launch Safari.

Solution 6: delete everything in following locations

  1. Launch Finder.
  2. Click Go->Go to Folder.
  3. Enter ~/library/Caches and then click “Go”.
  4. Select everything and move then to Trash Folder.

Repeat this for all following locations:

  • ~/Library/Cookies
  • ~/Library/Saved Application State
  • ~/Library/Safari/Lastsession.plist
  • ~/Library/safari/Databases
  • /System/Library/Caches

Then restart your Mac and empty the Trash. Now launch Safari.
Solution 7: Reinstall Safari
Reinstall Safari may solve your problem. To reinstall safari, you have to reinstall macOS.

  1. Turn off your Mac and press the Power Button to turn it on.
  2. Press and hold the Command + R keys simultaneously as soon as possible after pressing the Power Button.
  3. Keep pressing Command + R keys until the Apple Logo appears.
  4. After that Utilities windows will appear with 4 options. Tap “Reinstall macOS”.
  5. Tap “Continue”.
  6. 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.
  7. Tap “Install”. Wait until the installation process is completed.
  8. Your Mac will restart after completing the installation.

SEE ALSO: Safari Keeps Crashing on Mac High Sierra
Other Solutions:

  1. Use another browser (Chrome/Firefox/Opera).
  2. Check for Software Update.
  3. Create a new Admin Account and use it.
  4. Restore your Mac to Factory Settings.

If you know any other solutions to fix this issue, let us know through your comments.

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