How to Speed Up a Slow Apple Mac?
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Many steps of optimizing Mac for improved speed are identical to windows operating system therefore; if you have worked on improving speed of Windows-based operating system then it will look familiar to you.
1-Check Startup Programs.The first thing to do for improving Mac speed is to find out if startup programs are loaded with applications or programs that are turning it slow. These are the program that starts automatically when the operating system starts. To find out about it you will need to follow these steps.
- Go to system preferences and users and groups.
- Select Login items, and make all lists of programs automatically visible.
- Here, you must select programs that you don’t need while booting up the computer, remove them all by selecting minus button.
- Repeat these steps for all non-essential programs.
If you have a Mac computer and never removed unnecessary programs, you will be amazed to see how quickly it boost up your computer performance.
2-Shutdown Unnecessary Apps.Most of the Mac OS is designed in a way that it may remain helpful for you while it is still running, for you to keep its access easily available whenever you need. However, these apps may slow down your computer. To locate which apps are still running you should look for black dot underneath in it Dock. If there is any program that is running from cold then you may not need it to running it again from the cold again. To remove the running program, you should hold control and click it and select quite that will result in making the program disappear.
As an alternative you must, press command + tab to bring up app switcher and work through the list and closing anything you need.
3-Make Use of Activity Monitor.Similar to task manager in windows, Mac does have an activity monitor that has an interface to keep an eye on what is running on your computer and how much resources it consumes. You can access it through utilities and select activity monitor logs. If you see running too many programs you can shut then from here too. It also allows you to arrange a lot of programs in order. In case you click on CPU at the top, and utilize them by order it will arrange applications in terms of their processing utilization. It is loaded with many other options that can be used to optimize usage of Memory, energy, disk, and network
4-Managing Disk Space.Just like windows computer, Disk space cans also indirectly slowdown of your Apple Mac. You must check Disk space if it has enough space to let your operating system and programs to run properly. You must select apple menu and let the system calculate free space in it, make sure that you keep at least 10% space free. You can also open finder and applications and remove anything that you no longer want to use.
5-Empty the caches.System Caches keep your temporary data in store for a long time that must be removed in order keep your system running at full speed. It easily becomes clogged up with lots of files and data. Therefore you must periodically empty them time to time to improve the performance of your PC. In order to do so, you must
Step 1. Select Command + Shift +G button and then go open the folder.
Step 2. Here you must Navigate/Library/Caches and check for content. There are pretty much chances you will find few gigabytes of data that you can delete to free up the cache.
From time to time, you must keep a check on this folder as they build up automatically resulting in slow down of your PC over time.
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