Some users have said that Safari crashes unexpectedly and won’t start on macOS Ventura. If you think that a bug in the update is crashing the Safari browser. If you have been facing similar issues, then do not worry, this article is for you. Here’s what to do if Safari is crashing in macOS Ventura.
Safari is one of the best and most used browsers on Mac devices. It continues to get better. The good news is that this strange crashing issue affects only a small number of users.
Why Safari keeps crashing in macOS Ventura
While Safari on its own doesn’t use much resources and is very reliable, it might crush due to overloading your RAM or CPU for a few reasons:
- You have too many CPU-intensive tabs open. Since most of our web browsing today happens inside dynamic web apps, all of them need to use CPU to constantly load new information.
- You have no free RAM. Even though open tabs eat into your available RAM, you also have to consider all the other active processes that could cause your Mac to start throttling apps.
- One or more of your Safari extensions are misbehaving. When it comes to security and stability, extensions are definitely the weakest link in the chain. Make sure you only use the ones you trust and minimize their use in general.
- You haven’t updated to the latest version of macOS. Safari updates come through macOS updates, and it’s always a good idea to ensure you’re on the latest version for the best security and performance.
Now, let’s take a look at how you can fix your Safari crashing in macOS Ventura problem.
How to fix it if Safari is crashing in macOS Ventura
Basic troubleshooting steps to fix crashing Safari
Before you delete something, I recommend trying these basic troubleshooting tips first. They may help you:
- Restart your Mac. You can restart your Mac by going to the Apple menu > Restart.
- Update your Mac. Safari is part of the macOS software. Thus updating your Mac will update Safari. This will ensure that you are running the newest version of Safari.
- If you have Safari extensions, please check them to see if they are up to date.
- Delete Safari cache files.
- Temporarily turn off your Safari extension to see if they are causing the problem. If not, turn them back on. You can find your extensions settings by going to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
- Restart your Mac in Safe Mode. Test Safari in Safe Mode. Exit Safe Mode. And test again.
Delete Preference files
Follow these steps and delete these files. Then open Safari to test if you have fixed the problem of Safari crashing on macOS Ventura.
- Quit Safari if it is running (Safari > Quit Safari).
- Open the Library folder. In Finder, press and hold the Option key and click Go and Library. Or you can click Go > Go to Folder. Enter ~/Library and click Go. This will open your Library folder.
- When you open the Library folder, go to Containers > Safari > Data > Library > Safari.
- Find the following files and delete them by moving them to the Trash, or you can put them on your Desktop as a backup, in case the result breaks something:
Safari Crash files and preferences
- Then restart your Mac. Go to the Apple menu and Restart.
- Open Safari and test. Does it crash now?
Safari crashing on macOS Ventura? Problem fixed!
We hope the problem of Safari crashing after macOS Ventura is now behind your back. If Safari keeps crashing even after working your way through the above fixes, seek extra help from Apple Support.