Want to speed up your Mac? You can do so with just one minute of your time. This article shows you exactly what you need to do to make sure your Mac will be running as fast as possible. we’ll help you go over the top three issues that could be causing it.
- In the background, you have resource-intensive programs running.
- You’re in desperate need of new hardware.
- A sluggish power-on/boot.
Resource-Heavy Applications Running in Background
Any MacBook slows down over time thanks to… developers.
These applications and others like them continue to run in the background, waiting for you to click on them again. They operate in the background, which drains your system and uses more of your memory.
macOS includes a built-in feature called Activity Monitor. It’s a priceless tool for users who want to know where their system’s resources are being allocated in real-time. Users may view their CPU, RAM, network, disc activity, and use, as well as individual tasks, with Activity Monitor.
The “Activity Monitor” is one of the most useful troubleshooting tools on the Mac, but it’s also one of the least used. Learn how to utilise the Activity Monitor to get a better understanding of what’s going on “behind the scenes” on your Mac (such as operating system processes, background programs, disc activity, wireless networking, screen brightness levels, battery usage, and memory) and how to troubleshoot problems.
To go to the Activity Monitor, start on the macOS Desktop. Take the following path:
Finder > Go > Utilities
It should look like this once you’ve launched your Utility folder:
Select Activity Monitor to see the top apps used in the last 12 hours, along with real-time data on energy usage, battery life, and more.
Explore the top five tabs, which are divided into CPU, Memory, Energy, Disk, and Network. Keep an eye on which initiatives are having a big impact on these tabs. If you didn’t realize these were open and operating in the background, double-click the Process Name or App Name to see more information about memory, statistics, open files, and ports.
In the aforementioned window, you can then cause the application to quit as requested.
Overdue for Hardware Upgrades
Upgrades to your Mac’s hard drive and RAM are not only a good investment, but they may also improve performance and speed, allowing you to get the most out of your Mac for longer. An increase to your hard drive and RAM is the most popular and finest hardware improvement for a solid performance gain.
You can try an additional step by simply resetting your parameter random access memory before making a costly purchase and updating your hardware and replacing your hard drive or RAM (PRAM). Because PRAM is used to store system information in Macintosh environments with batteries, it can be a useful suggestion.
Note: The system management controller (SMC) on Intel-based Mac computers controls fans, lights, power, and system performance. The steps to reset your PRAM are as follows:
- Turn off your Mac. Yes, turn it off completely. It will not function if you put your Mac to sleep or log out.
- Look for the keys Command+Option+P+R. Step 4 will require you to hold these keys down.
- Switch on your computer.
- Press and hold Command+Option+P+R at the same time. Before the grey boot screen appears, you must enter this key combination.
- Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and the startup chime sounds for the second time.
- Finally, let go of the key combination.
A computer with insufficient RAM is a difficult condition to be in, but it has a simple remedy. Overdue makes it simple to change your system’s settings (actions, fans, lights, mouse speed, power actions, startup disc, virtual memory, and disc cache). Simply access the BIOS configuration utility and reset your PRAM and SMC once you’ve finished modifying. This handy tool will help you save time. You won’t have to look up technical papers on how to reset your PRAM or disassemble your computer only to upgrade the CPU or video card. Recent macOS releases, such as El Capitan, Sierra, and High Sierra, require a minimum of 4 GB of RAM to run.
This means that if your computer has 8 GB of RAM, you will only be able to use 4 GB for apps or multitasking. Most Mac computers come with 4 GB of RAM out of the box, but the new iMac Pro® may be configured with up to 128 GB of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory. However, all RAM is not created equal. You’ll notice subtle indicators like a delayed load time or a spinning pinwheel of death, aka the spinning beach ball, aka the Apple spinning “load” wheel, if your system is short on RAM.
Follow this approach to find out what type of RAM your Mac has:
Apple Logo > About this Mac > Overview
Remove any applications that are no longer in use.
It’s a simple and quick approach to free up a lot of space by deleting or eliminating unwanted applications. Applications downloaded from the Mac App Store, third-party websites, or physical discs/USB drives can all be uninstalled. Safari, Mail, and System Preferences are among the macOS applications that cannot be uninstalled.
Finder > Go > Applications (or Shift + Command + A on the keyboard)
This will open your Applications Folder, which contains all of the applications installed on your Mac hard disc. To readily check which programs are eating up the most space, I recommend setting the View of this folder to “List” style and then arranging the list by size.
Then, by right-clicking and selecting “Move to Trash,” you can delete your preferred application.
…or by dragging the application you want to delete to the Trash icon on your macOS Dock.
There is one last step: empty the Trash to delete the data from your hard drive. Look through the trash to see whether there’s anything worth saving. Simply right-click your Trash icon in the macOS dock to proceed.
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Note:- When you empty the Trash, the software is gone from your Mac, and you won’t be able to reinstall it unless you re-download it from an external source.