TECH WATCH: How to Make Your Mac Run Really Fast Without Buying a New One
By Space Coast Daily // June 19, 2018
There is nothing like a brand new Mac computer. There is also nothing like saving money when you can. Macs are great, but they are also expensive. Here are some tips on how to make your Mac run faster, without buying a new one.
Cleaning up the OS and doing some basic housekeeping with your programs will help your Macbook pelt ahead at full speed.
Another way to speed up your Mac is to become an experienced user at operating system preferences and other features – you can get things done even quicker.
7 Steps to Improve Computer’s Performance
1. Check your Mac OS is up to date.
Apple provides free OS updates and these updates could fix bugs and glitches that slowing down your Mac. There is no reason to stay at an old version of Mac OS at all. Here are detailed steps on how to update to latest OS.
• Locate the version of Mac you require, check if there is enough room for your notebook.
• Backup your computer
• Click on the app store icon in the dock and select updates. You can find the Apple logo at the top left of your screen and choose software update.
• Search Mac OS; install it on your computer. Follow the prompts; you can have the newest OS version.
2. Clean up your browser like Safari, Chrome, Opera, etc.
No matter if you are using Safari, Chrome or Opera, the more tabs you open, the more memory storage it takes, and more slowly your machine runs. You can launch activity monitor (Steps: Macintosh HD > Applications > Folder of Utilities > Activity Monitor) to check it.
3. Remove all junks from your Macbook
If you wish to make your computer run faster, it is important to find out and delete the junk files from it. Do not think it is troublesome to open every app to clear its junks? We offer you a perfect cleaning tool – CleanMyMac that allows you to scan every inch of your system, removing gigabytes of junk in just two clicks, while monitoring the health of your computer.
4. Managing startup items
If you find it takes you a few minutes to boot up your computer, you should check your login items on it, and there have too many apps to open. The apps are added to login items, and they will launch automatically when you start your computer. This will make your notebook work slowly. If you do not know what apps are in your login items, you can check with steps below: Settings > Users & Groups > Current User > Login Items > Select the items you want to remove > Click “-” button.
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