New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 04, 2022) follows:

Apple’s macOS 13 Ventura is the latest desktop operating system with improved search results, a new System Settings design, and more.

However, we recently highlighted how Civilization VI started crashing after the Ventura update. Now, it seems that the update is affecting other apps too.

macOS 13 Ventura update causing apps to crash

Many macOS 13 Ventura users are reporting an issue where Apple Mail and Safari keep crashing after the recent update.


Is anyone else having trouble with the mail app since updating to Ventura? Every time I try to open it it closes straight away and I get the error message Mail quit unexpectedly.

macOS Ventura 13.0, mail app 16.0 and gmail account – mail app often freezes requiring forcequit

According to reports, users are unable to access certain websites which are then followed by a ‘Safari quit unexpectedly’ error message.

The pages either aren’t loading or opening with missing information.

While on Apple Mail, it is refusing to open certain attachments for some. And it seems that both first-party and third-party applications have been affected.

Other affected apps

Apart from Safari and Apple Mail, various apps are also crashing or stopped working ever since the Ventura update. It could potentially be due to compatibility issues.

Imac 2017 with OS Ventura, now Safari, Mail, and Adobe Cloud App crash instantly.

It’s been a few days since I got the windowserver quit unexpectedly error and this is the error report. Is it possible to check to see what is causing this problem?

Some of these are Chrome, Apollo, Photoshop, Adobe, Chrome, Firefox, and so on.

The issue is quite frustrating as many feel the update is basically useless since it’s not running any app without crashing.

So far, Apple hasn’t commented on the issue where several apps are crashing after the Ventura update. There’s also no workaround that can help fix the issue temporarily.

But as usual, we’ll keep tabs on the issue and update this article as and when something noteworthy comes up.

Update 1 (January 30, 2022)

03:13 pm (IST): More users report a crashing issue in the Apple Mail app after Ventura update (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). However, there is a potential workaround:

Delete the .plists and see if that helps

NOTE: You can also check the macOS 13 bug/issues tracker.

Featured image source: Apple

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