3 Easy Ways to Boost the Speed of a Mac

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3 Easy Ways to Boost the Speed of a Mac

 

At some point or other you may start to feel that your Mac’s speed isn’t quite what it used to be. While you may be told that is normal the is only partially true – yes, it is  normal that a Mac often ends up slowing down as time goes by, but that doesn’t mean that there is nothing that you can do about it.

There are a number of ways that you can boost the speed of a Mac – both by addressing the root cause as well as improving it. In particular you should try to:

Clear junk files and unnecessary apps from your Mac

If your hard drive is full because of junk files and unnecessary apps it will start to slow down and affect the performance of your Mac as a whole. Fortunately, all you need to do to fix that is remove all the junk files from your Mac and uninstall any apps that you no longer require. 

To start boosting the speed of your Mac you can easily identify and remove the junk files with the help of Mac cleaners such as Movavi’s . It will automatically scan your Mac, locate junk files, and let you remove them all in a single click. Additionally, you will also be able to uninstall apps you no longer need, remove leftovers from previously uninstalled apps, safely delete confidential files and protect your Mac from threats with its antivirus and firewall. 

And if you would like to know where in your Mac you can go to see which apps are slowing your Mac’s speed, follow below steps:

  • On your Mac, open “Utilities” folder under “Applications.
  • Click on the “Activity Monitor” option in Utilities to see a complete list of programs currently running.
  • Click on the “Memory” tab to see which apps are taking up most of your RAM.
  • If you are not using those apps currently, you can close them using the ‘Force a Process to Quit’ option on the top left corner of the window. Also, if you never use those apps, you can remove them from your system.  

Check the background processes and remove any that aren’t required

Too many processes running in the background can also take up valuable resources on your Mac and slow it down. To rectify that you should check what processes are running and remove the ones that aren’t required. Follow below simple steps to 

  • On your Mac, open “Utilities” folder under “Applications.
  • Click on the “Activity Monitor” option in Utilities to see a complete list of programs currently running. 
  • Click on the “CPU” tab to see all processes running on your Mac at the given time. 
  • See which processes are consuming most of your CPU and use the ‘Force a Process to Quit’ option on the top left corner of the window to close the processes that you don’t need.

Add more RAM to your Mac

Many older Macs may start to slow down because they have insufficient RAM to run newer apps. While you may not be able to add more RAM yourself (unless you know what you’re doing) it shouldn’t be hard to find someone who can upgrade it for you. If you are up for some adventure, you can visit the Apple support site that shows step by step instructions on how to remove and install your memory. 

Summary

Make no mistake at some point or other you may need to upgrade to a new Mac, but until then keeping your Mac well-maintained using Movavi Mac Cleaner will help ensure it is running as fast as possible. With the other tips that you just discovered, you will be able to further improve the speed of your Mac and even extend its lifetime to a certain degree too.


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Author: Firdaus

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