Apple has acknowledged a nasty bug that left hundreds of MacBook Pro users frustrated. Since couple of weeks, users have been complaining about their MacBook Pro freezing when Safari (or other browser) was running. This unexpected freezing issue left users with no choice but to reboot their MacBook Pros.
This bug has been reported to affect mostly 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro models after being upgraded to OS X El Capitan v10.11.4. The latest update (OS X 10.11.5) released last month was expected to fix MacBook Pro freezing issue. For those who are still facing this issue, Apple has released a quick-note that should fix this nasty crash.
If your MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) stops responding when Safari or another web browser is running, make sure that your software is up to date:
1) Use the Mac App Store to find and install any updates for OS X and other software.
2) If you’re using the Adobe Flash Player web plug-in, make sure that you have the latest version. Contact Adobe if you need help downloading, installing, or using Adobe Flash Player.
According to Apple, updating to latest Mac OS X and Adobe Flash web plug-in version should fix this annoying bug. Many users on MacRumors forums have confirmed this as working. Some other users are claiming the freezing still occurs even after updating to latest OS X version. Some users are claiming to be facing this freezing bug even if they don’t have Flash installed.
What about you? Are you facing MacBook pro freezing issue? Have you followed Apple’s fix on this bug? Do share with rest of us whether this fixes your problem or not.