As a Mac owner, you may be shocked to experience a slow computer, or poor performance of your Mac, but unfortunately, even Macs aren’t 100% invincible. As a MacBook Pro owner, I can tell you how frustrating it is to have such a well-built, reputable machine running slow. I can also tell you why yours could be running less than expected, and how you can optimize its speed.
With Macs, you can experience several issues that clog up your system and cause delays. Some of these include:
• Application Leftovers – even after you uninstall an application, there are oftentimes leftover files attached to that application that needed to be removed separately. A software to identify these unneeded files is necessary to fully clean your system.
• Cache files – Each time you access a file through the internet, your browser caches – or essentially stores it. Clearing all of your browser’s cache files will help it run faster. This also goes for temporary files, which store themselves in your computer despite the fact that you probably don’t need them. Don’t waste disc space!
• Too many applications on your desktop – You may love Apple for its abundance of applications, but having too many application shortcuts on your desktop can slow it down. Each one of these icons that appears on your home screen is actually slowing down your processing speed.
• Not enough disc space – like any computer, you only have so much disc space available. Settings and built-in programs on your Mac are likely contributing to your lack of disc space.
A few steps you can take to fix these issues are:
– Remove applications from your desktop that you don’t frequently use. This will help you speed up processing speed. If you can limit it to Safari, and 5-7 other applications, that’s ideal.
– Try turning off applications that aren’t in use. This will free some RAM space, thus allowing your Mac to run faster.
– Remove temporary files, cache files, and trashed items permanently. Get these unnecessary files that take up disc space out of your life!
– Remove unnecessary factory items. You can remove languages that are not used but are stored in your computer’s memory taking up space. Sometimes you need a “detoxing” software to identify these items that came built-in to your Mac.
– Purchase a detoxing software that can point out all unneeded files and clear out your Mac’s logs, to gain valuable disc space and faster processing speed.