Now we all know that Macs are one of the most beautifully built laptops and not only that, they don’t score any less when it comes to performing either. Macs are as good in performing in any other aspect, be it the build quality, the shape and the design or the top of the line specs. This is the reason Macs are people’s first choice, whether it comes to professionals or students. However over time, like all other laptops out there, Macs too may slow down owing to a lot of different reasons. Now we don’t blame the manufacturer for this as this is most certainly bound to happen over time but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. You can speed up your Mac in 5 easy steps. So just follow these steps and your Mac will be fast as new.
Free Up Disk Space
The most commonly used method to speed up any device, freeing up the storage space on your Mac may very well cause it to speed up. To do that, simply open the Apple menu and then click the “About this Mac” option which will open up a list of details. Clicking on the “Storage” option will show you the disk space used up on your Mac. You can then decide what to delete and what to keep if it looks like your device could use some free space.
Even if you close programs by clicking on the small red button on the top left corner of the app window, Mac OS has this habit of just running apps in the background. Now this is rarely an issue but several apps running in the background over a long time can cause your Mac to slow down a bit. So our suggestion would be to head to your dock and look for applications with a dot marked next to them. Then right-click on these running apps and click on the “Quit” option to kill the app.
Disable Startup Programs
Now we all know how pesky those unwanted auto-startup programs can be that are absolutely no use to us at all but still spring up everytime you turn on your Mac. To manage these programs, go to Apple menu icon and click on the “System Preferences” option. Then head to selecting the “User & Groups” option. You now just have to select the user account you are currently using and click on the “Login Items”. This will display a list of apps that start the moment you turn your Mac on and you can then just uncheck the unwanted programs that you don’t want to autostart everytime you log in.
Changing Web Browser
Now this may not sound much of an option but different web browsers have different performance capabilities based on the OS they are running on and Chrome is not a particularly good choice when it comes to Mac OS. So our suggestion would be to try and switch to other browsers such as the Safari web browser which is ideal for the Mac OS. If you’re not using some really important extensions on the Chrome Browser, we suggest you give Safari a try.
We hope you were able to speed up your Mac using the above mentioned steps, Stay tuned for more.