I read here that XPC services are used by developers if some parts of an application are more prone to crashing than others.
If the service is opening the unicode / timezone files below before it hangs, maybe the problem is with the ICU (http://site.icu-project.org/home) data?
txt /usr/share/icu/icudt62l.dat txt /private/var/db/timezone/tz/2018i.1.0/icutz/icutz44l.dat
com.apple.hiservices-xpcserviceis the name of an XPC service that’s internal to macOS. If it’s hanging, that’s something that needs ot be investigated by macOS Engineering. I recommend that you file a bug about that. Please post your bug number, just for the record.
When you file your bug report, please do the following:
Reproduce the hang.
Make a note of the time you saw the hang (it doesn’t have to be super-precise, but within 5 seconds or so).
Trigger a sysdiagnose log (per the instructions on our Bug Reporting > Profiles and Logs page).
Attach that log to your bug report, along with the time from step 2.
If the service is opening the unicode / timezone files below before it hangs, maybe the problem is with the ICU … data?
That’s unlikely. The fact that the process has the timezone file open is no indication of where it hung. If you want to get a rough idea of where it hung, use Activity Monitor to create a spindump of the process.
IMPORTANT A spindump is not a substitute for a sysdiagnose log. Feel free to poke around in the spindump for hints as to what’s failing, but make sure your bug report has a complete sysdiagnose log.
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I reported this same issue here: 51189904
my macbook pro 2018 have the same problem long long time ago
This problem often occurs one hour after standby.
I have called the apple service , nothing to help me
There's nothing to do but scold Apple. fking com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice
usually del the com.apple.LaunchServices-231-v2.csstore maybe can happy some days,
after some days, the problem come again, nice to meet you:
com.apple.hiservices-xpcservice (Not Responding)
macbook pro 2018.
you're not alone.
same **** here.
but luckly this process in not responding does't seems to cause anything
I have the same problem with my iMac pro. I check on my older MacBook Pro and the process hangs there sometimes, but it was never a problem. On the iMac, when it hangs it eventually causes all sorts of problems. Most exclusively with Fusion 360 and occasionally it causes the Open/Save screen to completely lock up which takes out all the applications and finder. I haven't been able to pin point what causes it to fail, but the only fix is rebooting and it will lock up within a few hours of me using Fusion every single time. Hope this gets fixed at some points - it's made be very dissatisfied with my new $5000 computer.
com.apple.hiservices stops responding constantly on my MacBook Pro. It did it on my previous 2016 MBP and now with the brand new 2019 MBP. I suspect it's related to the Microsoft Office 365 suite of apps. I have to shut it down numerous times a day, otherwise it slows down my system.
If I never open MS Outlook, the service never hangs. Go figure.