Everybody likes all the computer processes to be quick. Do you remember how fast was your Mac when it was brand new? Mac computers can boast with high performance, but even Apple devices can start to run slower. Over time, your Mac is filled with numerous applications, system updates, old documents, photos and many other files that cause a slowing effect. Because of the age, load or slight lack of care for the Mac, you can observe its crash. If you want to make your Mac as fast as it was when you first got it out of the box – we have some useful tips for you. Fortunately, there are many ways how to speed up Mac.
1. Use the cleaning application
First, install the unique application to clean your Apple. There are several useful tools for cleaning your Mac. The most famous is the product of the Ukrainian studio MacPaw – CleanMyMac. Recently, the third version of the program was released, new functions appeared, and old ones were improved. CleanMyMaс 3 helps you to delete unneсessary files, clear the cache and speed up your Mac. Developers offer a free trial version of the program. When there is an order on your Mac, there is more space, the performance is higher, and work becomes more comfortable.
2. Clear the startup list
Most applications you install are automatically added from the startup list, and whenever Mac is turned on or restarted, the system has to spend resources to start all these applications and services. As long as there are not many of them, they do not have a significant effect on performance, but sooner or later this moment comes. To remove them from the list open the system settings and go to the “Users and Groups” section, select your account in the list on the left and open the “Login Objects” tab. Look carefully through the list and leave only those applications that are needed for you right after the system starts up.
3. Delete unused localization files
Each Mac has a lot of unused language files. Usually, we use just one or two languages, the rest of the localization, which the developers supply their applications remain on the hard drive as “dead weight”. They can be deleted manually (very tedious process) or use some special application. For example, the same CleanMyMac can do this, and among other “garbage” it always scans the file system, including the presence of unused language files.
4. Clean the desktop
Some users prefer to store files and application shortcuts on the desktop, considering it very convenient. It is not because the system has to handle all these connections and over time, this approach to storing and organizing your workspace can negatively affect the performance and system speed. Therefore, remove all unused icons and move documents and files to the appropriate folders.
5. Disable widgets
Widgets are miniature applications that are located on a desktop. You can add as many different widgets as you like, such as a virtual aquarium, an interactive calendar or a handy weather widget. While some of them solve useful problems and help you, others consume resources, thereby slowing system performance. Therefore, disable or delete any unnecessary widgets that you do not use – this will free up memory and increase the response of the system.
All the tips above are more relevant for owners of old Macs or machines with insufficient RAM. The effect of slowing down on newer computers will be almost invisible or noticeable already at the most advanced stages (monitoring tools). However, in any case, prevention and restoring order have never hurt anyone. And if none of the tips above did help, there is only one option – the purchase of a new Mac.