Mac air 2015 Safari freeze


macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 4, 2016
Ever since i installed El Capitain my Safari browser freezes once or twice a day. i have to power down then power up again. Is there any fixes on the horizon? Yosemite was never a problem. i bought this mac in september 2015.


macrumors newbie
May 1, 2014
There are some other threads in this forum about El Capitan Freezes. For what it's worth, my 2015 MBA has not experienced a freeze since I switched to Chrome exclusively. As you'll read in the other discussions, YMMV. Apple engineers are reportedly looking at the problem, but since not everyone experiences it, it may be difficult to track down.


macrumors 65816
Oct 25, 2015
The problem is likely an incompatible or out of date Safari plug-in or extension. Try disabling or removing them:

To remove Safari Extension:

Step 1. Open Safari on your Mac, select the Safari dropdown menu and click the Preferences button.
Step 2. Choose Extensions, and find the plugins you want to remove, click the Uninstall button.

To remove Safari plug-ins:

Safari typically stores plug-ins in either in the Macintosh HD/Library/Internet Plug-ins folder or in the Plug-ins folder under your Home folder’s Library – [your user name/Library/Internet Plug-ins.

Navigate to these folders and move the plug-ins to the desktop. (You can move them back in one by one to determine the culprit, if it is not an extension.