Safari Not Working After Mojave Update (Fixed)


Ever update of macOS has some flaws. Likewise, Mojave also has some problems. One of the important issues is Safari not working. Some people said that safari keeps crashing after Mojave update. Here I am going to tell you the solutions to fix this issue.
Solution 1: Force quit Safari

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

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: Force Restart

  1. Press and hold the Power Button until your Mac turned off.
  2. Wait for few seconds and then turn it on.

Solution 4: 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 the disk for errors.
  8. Click “Done”.
  9. Close Disk Utility.
  10. Restart your Computer via Apple menu->Restart.

Solution 5: Use Safari 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: To leave Safe Mode, restart your Mac via Apple menu->Restart. Wait until your Mac restarts.
Solution 6: Delete plist files
After leaving Safe Mode, 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 7: 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 them 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 8: Reinstall Safari
Reinstall Safari may solve your problem. To reinstall safari, you have to reinstall macOS. When you reinstall macOS, Safari will be reinstalled automatically.

  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 macOS Utilities window 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.

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 Safari not working on Mac after Mojave update, let us know through your comments.

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