How To Fix Common Safari Issues On Mac
by James B. software
Safari is an ideal browser to use on Mac and other iOS devices. It is amongst the fastest and very easy to use browsers designed for Mac. The browser has amazing add-ons, which makes browsing quite smooth and convenient. Sometimes, the browser gets errors which trouble users a lot. The issue often occurs due to crashed and corrupted files and several other reasons. Below I have listed some of the most basic problems in Safari and methods to prevent them.
Remove Websites, Cache & Cookies
It is one of the most basic solutions to fix issues in Safari browser. The browser contains cache, websites, and cookies, which makes it slow. Browsing hundreds of websites creates cache, and the browser starts to hang.Removing cookies and cache refreshes browser’s memory instantly and removes the load from it. In Safari, go to preferences and click on manage website data button which allows you to manage and clear websites in the browser.
Close Unnecessary Tabs
Visiting too many websites in several tabs at once causes such problems in almost every browser not just Safari on your Mac. Users do multitasking by using multiple tabs on the browser, which results in slowing down of the system. Safari starts to struggle once it handles so many websites and tabs at a time. It is the case with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome as well. Closing extra tabs is amongst the fastest ways to get rid of slow and freezing issues of Safari on your Mac. Try to use a few tabs if possible for a smooth browsing experience in Safari on your Mac.
Check Add-ons & Plugins
Add-ons are convenient but sometimes they cause some of the most inconvenient problems on your browser. Using several plugins and add-ons at a time results in slowing down the browser. Safari is often unable to handle a load of multiple add-ons in it and sometimes the chances are there is a crashed folder or file of add-ons causing the problem. Check Safari plugins and Add-ons. Update every add-on by clicking on preferences on the left side of Safari.
Extensions cause issues in Safari. Extensions usually get developed by third-party software. To find that particular extension causing problem, turn off all of them and turn on again one by one, you can easily locate the extension by adopting this method. After this, go to preferences and click on extensions and update them all. Outdated extensions usually cause such issues in Safari.
Update The Safari
Like any other application, Safari too needs to get up-to-date to work efficiently. If there’s not an issue with network, extension and add-ons, then check for the update of Safari if it’s available. Update the browser to its latest version and the issue should be resolved. Users often focuses on other things rather than updating the apps. Using outdated version of any application causes errors and inconvenience to users.
Becky Losby is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.
Created on Aug 5th 2019 09:15. Viewed 266 times.