04 Aug How to clean your Mac
Mac books are designed by Apple and they are recognized for their performance and high end quality all over the world. Most of the professionals use Mac books for doing their multiple works. However, these aluminum powerhouses also can run slow over time when they accumulate files over the years, run for long periods of time and if not maintained properly. There are many things which you can do to clean your Mac and avoid going slow in this fast paced world.
- Delete all the apps which you don’t use. There are many apps which take up a lot of memory. Identify and remove them.
- Manage the startup or login items. Only open those apps which you really need while starting up the Mac. Delete or remove unnecessary apps from the list.
- Update your OS to the latest version. The latest software from
Apple makes speeding your Mac up simple and fast. So make sure it is installed.
- Upgrade your hardware. You should definitely upgrade the RAM and change your hard disk to SSD, if it’s not. It will save you loads of time and make your system fast.
- Clean up your hard drive. Go through your hard drive and clean out everything that’s slowing it down. Caches, logs, apps, widgets, language packs, plugins, hidden trashes, and large files. Get rid of these things to increase the speed of your Mac. The latest version of operating system, OS X has a built-in tool called Disk Utility that does the trick for you. You can also install tools like CleanMyMac 3 to clean out all the junk without any fuss.
- Clean up system logs and temporary files periodically.
- Remove iOS backups that are old and no longer up to date. To access the backups, navigate toHome → Library → Application → Support → MobileSync → Backup folder. Locate the newer backups and the older backups. Delete the older backups.
These are the best ways to speed your Mac up. It requires the right amount of time and patience and you can do all of these things on your own. Some of these things are free and the others are worth every penny you are spending.