Mac comes with an impressive and fast consecutively operating system. However, there are times, when Mac doesn’t respond the way it used to due to the wear and tear or less storage space. It is frustrating to work on a sluggish and lackluster computer, which take ages to respond to your commands. However, you can make your old Mac speedy by optimizing it. Removing unwanted apps and redundant files will not only give you an organized desktop but also improve the speed of your device. So, we are going to discuss how to boost up your Mac performance.
Update Your System Software
Updating your OS to the latest version is completely optional. However, it is highly recommended to deal with security vulnerability, minor bugs and enhance your device to give you smooth and swift experience. Sometimes, updating your device can also safeguard your system against sudden attacks. Moreover, if you pass over on keeping your machine up-to-date, it might tempt hackers to get the benefit out of it. In order words, leaving security holes in your computer means your device is at risk and may be vulnerable to malware and virus.
In order to check new software update, follow the below steps:
Step 1: Click on the Apple icon, you can locate it on the left-hand side on your computer’s screen.
Step 2: Select “App Store”.
Step 3: Once you will see a new window on your screen, look for an update on the top of the page. If there is any, click on it to install.
Get Rid Of Unwanted Applications
When you buy a new computer or when you haven’t optimized your computer for a long time, you will notice your machine is stuffed with apps which you hardly use. Those apps not only hog the valuable storage but also drain the battery faster. However, you can always uninstall unwanted application to avoid such situations. It only takes few minutes of yours, all you need to do is just the app you want to get rid of and drag it to the trash and then empty your trash. Uninstalling unused apps improves your system’s security and your machine doesn’t need to run the program in the background, which helps you to speed up slow Mac.
Turn Down Visual Effects
Undoubtedly, macOS is incredibly attractive and spectacular operating system, which comes with an elegant animation. To enjoy the most out of it, we usually incline to get it for granted. However, as nothing comes for free, we deliberately and hastily pay the price. There is no wonder that these eye-catching effects drain out your computer’s battery. But surely, you can make your Mac fast and energetic by just making a few changes to your display settings.
Follow the below instructions to turn down visual effects:
Step 1: Go to ‘Apple icon’ and select ‘System Preference’.
Step 2: Click on ‘Accessibility’.
Step 3: Choose ‘Display’
Step 4: Now, enable ‘Reduce Motion’ and ‘Reduce Transparency’.
Clean Up Your Hard Drive
Imagine yourself walking on a road with a couple of bags, will not the weight slow your speed? Well, yes, it will! In the same way, when your hard drive is stuffed with unnecessary files it runs in a slow and sluggish manner. However, you can lighten the load by cleaning up your hard drive. You can manually get rid of unwanted apps, files, folders, documents, movies, music, and photos or you can rely on third-party software as well. Certainly, limited and required amount of data can not only boost up your Mac performance but also help you to search your data without any snag and trouble.
Close Applications After Using It
Occasionally, we forget to close the app once we’re done with it and sometimes, Mac keeps the application up and running. When the application is running in the background that means you are running multiple programs together and that’s the reason your computer takes time to respond to your actions. In fact, sometimes you will notice the applications is still running, even after you clicked on the red ‘X’.
There are two ways to quit the running program.
First Method: Go to your dock and right click on the icon you would like to quit. Once the new window appears on your screen select the last option “Quit”.
Second Method: For example, you want to close Safari. Click on ‘Safari’, which you can locate at the left-hand side of your screen and beside Apple icon. Choose last option ‘Quit’ from the drop-down list.
Now, you know how to boost up your mac performance. Whenever you feel like your machine working slow and sluggish. Follow the above instructions and speed up your slow Mac.
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