Struggling to speed up your MacBook? This article gives you some
helpful tips to achieve that goal. Whether you agree or not, MacBook is simply quintessential of excellence and power packed performance.
And thanks to MacOS that acts as a fuel resulting in a more
power-driven performance and a seamless experience. From software to hardware to device compatibility, there’s nothing that can beat a MacBook. Using Mac is all in all an incredible experience where you can push your creativity and productivity to a whole new level.
But be it a MacBook or any other gadget, over time and with
prolonged usage, almost every device starts wearing out and we
witness a degraded performance. So, is your MacBook taking forever to respond? Are the apps and services taking too long to load? Do you miss that “Brand new” feel of your Mac? Well, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.
Today we will be learning a few ways how you can speed up your MacBook and make it lightning fast all over again without spending a single penny! Let’s get started and discuss each of these methods in a comprehensive manner:
1. Say Goodbye to Cache
Starting with the basics, the first and most important things you
can do to improve your Mac’s slow performance is by getting rid of cache memory. Whatever things you do on Mac, like browsing or using apps and services results in collecting a lot of cache data. This cache memory is more like junk data which keeps on lying forever in your Mac’s disk occupying unnecessary storage space.
So, in order to speed up your Mac, you can try and delete cache data and experience an improved overall performance of your Mac. To delete cache memory from Mac, open Finder and type
“~/Library/caches” in the go to the folder search box and hit enter.
Once all the cache files are listed, take a quick look to see if
there’s something important and send the rest of the cache files to trash right away.
2. Login Items
Login items are simply like startup items on Windows which load each and every time when we start our system. So, to manage login items on Mac here’s what you need to do.
Head on to System Preferences > Users & Groups. Now select
your username from the list and you will see a list of login items
in the window. Check the apps that you want to keep as login items and uncheck the ones that you no longer require each time while restarting your Mac. Once you’re done, tap the lock icon to save changes.
3. Don’t Keep Tons of Tabs Open
Yes, we do understand that MacBooks are powerful machines capable of lightning-fast performance. But that doesn’t mean you’ll push it towards extreme limits, right? While working on Mac, most of us have a habit of keeping hundreds of apps open at the same time. So, we would recommend you to get rid of this annoying habit and only keep a few tabs open while browsing.
There are some websites that sulk a lot of Mac’s memory and then its performance slowly starts degrading. If you want to speed up your Mac, only keep a few active apps open, the ones which you’re using currently and close all the other tabs when not in use.
4. Use Disk Utility Tool
Disk Utility Tool is an inbuilt tool of MacOS environment that is
capable of repairing errors, fixing corrupted files and drive errors
(if any). If you Mac is performing annoyingly slow lately, then you
can try and use Mac’s Disk Utility tool to improve its performance.
Rather than using a Mac
Cleaner app and spending chunks of money on it, using Disk Utility can prove out to be more useful in making your make
lightning fast again.
Head on to Applications> Utilities Folder> Disk Utility. Select any drive where you store the majority of your data and run “First Aid”. Mac will then scan the respective drive and let you
know if any issue exists!
5. Keep Your Desktop Clean and Tidy
Yes, you heard that right! You should always keep your Mac desktop less cluttered because it not only looks tidy but also results in a better performance.
A lot of icons on your Mac desktop will clog your Mac’s RAM resulting in poorly slow performance. So, starting from this very
moment, clean your desktop and only keep the most frequently used apps and services in this space.
6. Check CPU Utilization of Apps
There are a bunch of background processes running on your Mac which you may not be aware of. To monitor app and services, open Utility folder and then launch Activity Monitor. In the Activity Monitor window, you will a huge list of apps and services that are running on your Mac.
Tap on “CPU” option on the top menu bar to sort the list according to CPU utilization. The apps which are consuming maximum CPU capacity will be listed on top so that you can check and easily get rid of them to speedup your MacBook.
7. Update MacOS
Last but not least, make sure that you update your MacOS to its latest version for a seamless experience. To check whether there are any existing Mac updates or not, tap the Apple icon on the top left corner and select “Check for Updates”. The new update will always include bug fixes, performance improvements that can speed up your Mac like never before!
That’s it folks! We hope you loved these quick tips and how to speed up your MacBook. So, what’re you waiting for? Solve all your Mac issues starting from today and make your Mac brand new again. Good luck!
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