macOS High Sierra Keeps Crashing? How to Fix?

Apple announced macOS High Sierra at WWDC 2017 and released the first beta version available in Apple Developer Center on June 5, 2017. As of August 14, 2017, the sixth beta was seeded. Developers and technophiles had been tried beta versions to experience what’s new this system will bring while sometimes unfortunately encounter “macOS High Sierra crashes” issue.

  • I’m running macOS High Sierra. Whenever I try to open a bookmark in Safari, it crashes and my MacBook restarts.
  • I downloaded macOS 10.13. After installed on my iMac, everything went well. But whenever I click on an item in the top menu bar, (e.g. Apple logo), the system went black and in a few seconds, came back with login screen.

How to troubleshoot crash problem to run macOS High Sierra smoothly on Mac? Try fixes given in this article.

macOS High Sierra Preview & Compatibility

The aim of new macOS High Sierra is to make your Mac more reliable, capable and responsive”. Introducing an Apple File System, it can better organize and protect your data. Metal 2, the updated graphics API on macOS High Sierra, brings better visual experience and features virtual reality, machine learning as well as external GPU support. HEVC support with hardware acceleration is good news which makes 4K streaming and playback on Mac a reality. What’s more, greatly improved apps can deliver better performance.

To run macOS High Sierra, you should have a Mac computer meeting the system requirements:

  • iMac: late 2009 or newer
  • MacBook/MacBook (Retina): late 2009 or newer
  • MacBook Pro: mid-2010 or newer
  • MacBook Air: late 2010 or newer
  • Mac Mini: mid-2010 or newer
  • Mac Pro: mid-2010 or newer
  • iMac Pro: 2017

And, only can a Mac with 6th-generation Intel processor or newer support HEVC hardware acceleration.

  • iMac: late 2015 27″ or newer, 2017 21.5″ or newer
  • MacBook: early 2016 or newer
  • MacBook Pro: late 2016 or newer

>> Further Reading: How to Play HEVC on macOS High Sierra

How to Fix if macOS High Sierra Keeps Crashing?

Fix 1: Make sure that you have run macOS High Sierra on a qualified Mac computer.

Fix 2: Delete ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.universalaccess.plist and then restart your Mac.

Fix 3: Re-download and install macOS High Sierra on your Mac.

How to Download:

For auto-download:
Open Mac App Store and find available macOS High Sierra downloads under Updates tab. Next, click the Update button to download it.

For beta version download:
If you want to use a beta version, go to developer.apple.com > Develop > Downloads. Now, log in your developer account to enter downloads page. Get your desired beta version of macOS 10.13 and click Download button.

How to Install:

For auto-install:
Once the downloading process is finished, a window will pop up. Click Continue, agree Apple’s Terms and Conditions and then click Install.
Notice: During the installation, your Mac will reboot and the black screen with Apple Logo and process bar will appear. Please be patient to wait for it to complete.

For clean install:
It is highly suggested to make a clean installation of macOS High Sierra to get maximum performance for Mac and avoid crash problem.

What You Need to Do Before Clean Installing macOS High Sierra:

  1. A USB thumb drive with a storage of 8GB or larger.
  2. A full backup of your Mac using Time Machine, external storage device etc.

>> Get Mac backup methods here…

How to Clean Install macOS High Sierra:

  1. Create a USB bootable installer.
  • Format USB drive. Connect the USB drive with your Mac. Open Disk Utility and select the USB drive and click Erase button. Name the drive as Untitled and select Format as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Cleick Erase.
  • Open Terminal. Input the following command and press Enter:
    sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/Untitled –applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app –nointeraction
  • Input administrator password and a bootable installer on the USB drive will be automatically created.
  1. Install macOS High Sierra from Bootable Drive.
  • Restart Mac and hold down Option key.
  • Once the screen appears with drive list, select the disk named “Install macOS High Sierra”.
  • Open Disk Utility from Utilities and erase Mac startup drive from the list.
  • Return to Utilities and select Install macOS. Choose startup drive as the location to install the OS. And follow the instruction to complete clean installation.

2017-2018 Best Free DVD Converter for macOS High Sierra

2017-2018 free DVD converter/ripper for macOS High Sierra review plus the how-to guide for ripping DVDs on macOS High Sierra.

Feel frustrated that many free DVD rippers originally on your Mac computer can’t open or work properly on macOS High Sierra? macOS High Sierra has been announced on WWDC 2017 with new impressive features several months ago and will be officially released in September, 2017. If you find the DVD ripper program can’t work after you update your Mac to macOS High Sierra, don’t worry, this post includes the 2017-2018 best free DVD converter for macOS High Sierra which can help you easily rip DVD to MP4, H.264, MPEG, etc. on macOS High Sierra.

2017-2018 Best Free DVD Converter/Ripper for macOS High Sierra

WinX DVD Ripper Mac Free, the best DVD ripper freeware for macOS High Sierra, enables you to flawlessly rip protected DVD movies to MP4, H.264, MPEG, etc. with best output quality at ultrafast speed. Extremely easy-to-use and intuitive. Novice users can use it to convert DVD to digital files in 3 simple steps.

> Highlight features of this top free DVD ripper for macOS High Sierra:
* Input DVD formats: DVD disc, DVD folder, ISO image file.
* Output formats: MP4, MPEG, MPEG4, H.264, FLV, MP3, AAC, AC3, PNG, etc.
* Supported DVD protections: CSS, UOP, RCE, region code and Sony ARccOS.
* OS supported: macOS (High) Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan/Yosemite/Mavericks, etc.
* Fast conversion speed: Hyper-threading technology and Multi-core CPU are supported to deliver fastest DVD conversion speed.
* Quality: High Quality Engine and Deinterlacing are offered to output best quality.
* Security: 100% clean and safe. Without any malware, adware, spyware.
* Smooth DVD ripping: Safe Mode is available to ensure smooth DVD ripping process if you meet intricate protected DVDS.
* Edit/Settings: Trim, crop video, add external SRT subtitles to video. Flexibly adjust video/audio parameters.

How to Rip DVD to MP4 with 2017-2018 Best Free DVD Converter for macOS High Sierra Sierra

Free download and install this free DVD ripper WinX DVD Ripper Mac Free on macOS High Sierra MacBook Air/Pro/iMac, etc. and follow the 3 simple steps below to easily convert DVDs to MP4 on macOS High Sierra computers.

Step 1
Launch the best free DVD converter for macOS High Sierra on MacBook Pro, Air, iMac, etc.
Click “DVD” button, DVD folder or DVD movie ISO Image file on the tool bar to load the source DVD movie info. If the DVD has multiple titles, this software will auto detect the right DVD main title for you.

Step 2
Choose a preferred output profile. For later playing the DVD movie on Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android, etc. MP4 is top recommended as the most popular and compatible format.

Step 3
Optionally click “Browse” to freely set a destination folder to store the convert DVD video.
Hit “RUN” to starting ripping DVD to MP4 with best output quality at lightning speed with the best free DVD ripper for macOS High Sierra.

Attention: The software developer does not advocate ripping DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.

WWDC 2017: What’s New Will Be Announced?

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017 is going to arrive on June 5 and last to June 9 in San Jose, California. A keynote will be the opening of WWDC 2017 which will start at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time at the first day, with announcements of upcoming products and services. So, what will Apple bring to developers this year? What’s new will be announced at WWDC 2017?

Major Software Update – What We Can Expect

iOS 11
A fresh-new social networking app, which allows users to record, edit and share videos, will make its first appearance with iOS 11 and is supposed to be a competitive rival to Instagram. Apple Music will expand its store with more original video; other updates, like messaging services for iMessage and FaceTime, payment system of Apple Pay will come to iOS 11. iPad-specific updates will be showcased. Apple Pencil Support for iPad Pro is introduced with hardware to realize on-screen zooming, panning and scrolling.

Essential File Manager for iOS 11 – WinX MediaTrans
• Back up photos, music, videos, e-books and more from iPhone to computer before updating to iOS 11 avoiding data loss.
• Edit metadata of a song, e.g. artist, album, year, composer; delete songs; create/delete playlist; make song as iPhone ringtone.
• Remove encryption from music, movies, TV shows purchased from iTunes/Apple Music.
• Turn iOS (11) devices as flash drive to store any type of files, like Word, Excel, PPT, TXT.

>> Further Reading: iOS 11 vs iOS 10

macOS 10.13
After replacing traditional “OS X” nomenclature in 2016, Apple will unveil the second iteration of macOS operation system. Although nobody knows for sure what can we get from macOS 10.13, we expect further incorporation with iOS features.

WatchOS 4 and TVOS 11
Refresh of WatchOS and TVOS will be revealed at WWDC 2017. Like macOS 10.13, there are no hints about updates of the two systems now. What we hope that the focus on digital health on Apple Watch can be continued and the support for Vudu and Amazon Video can be updated for Apple TV.

Hardware Showcase – What Rumors Say

10.5-inch iPad Pro
The long-rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro is believed to be introduced at WWDC 2017 according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This new iPad Pro model has similar size to current 9.7-inch iPad Pro but features nearly edge-to-edge bezels resulting in a 10.5-inch display. With improved processors and new iOS 11, it will deliver more efficient performance.

New Mac Models
New MacBook and MacBook Pro models will debut at WWDC 2017 with upgraded processors. The latest Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake processors will be used for 2017 MacBook Pro. Another rumor leaks that MacBook Air will get updates with new processors. But it seems that there are no design changes.

Siri Speaker
An Amazon Echo-like speaker with Siri integration is expected to launch on WWDC 2017. It has a fat body with mesh exterior. It runs on iOS and features facial recognition. Including some form of Beats technology, it can deliver superior sound.