By being one of the best computing system in the world, a Mac always gives you a wonderful experience.
However, it must happen sooner or later: as the days go by, your Mac tends to slow down in reactivity and performance. If your Mac encounters the same problems and tend to slow down, there are 7 effective tips to help you improve the situation.
1. Reduce the number of icons on your desktop
Each icon is treated as an individual window by the Mac OS X system, so having too many icons on your desktop could adversely affect the performance of your device.
If there are a large amount of icons accumulated on your desktop, your mac will roam without a doubt. To improve your Mac, drag the unnecessary icons to the Recycle Bin or organize them in a folder.
2. Empty the Recycle Bin
Regularly emptying the Recycle Bin is for the purpose of freeing up more space on the hard drive of your Mac which rows in performance. Simply drag the unnecessary files to the Recycle Bin and then empty it, but there are 2 things you need to know:
Some applications like iPhoto use a separate bin, to empty it, you have to look for the corresponding option in the App.
Files deleted by emptying the Recycle Bin are always present on the hard drive and eventually make your Mac row.
To remove them permanently, please follow these steps:
Step 1: Open Finder> Click “Finder” at the top of your screen.
Step 2: Click “Empty Trash in Secure Mode”.
3. Clean all unnecessary files on your Mac
Caches, browsing history, cookies, invalid launch boot, residual files of your applications …
To improve a Mac, it is necessary to clean them quite often. However, these files are not easy to clean, on the one hand, they remain hidden in invisible system folders, on the other hand, a deletion by mistake will lead to a malfunction of the system.
MacClean is designed to help you get rid of unnecessary files to free up more hard disk space, protect your private data and improve the performance of your Mac in just a click.
1. Scan: Download, install and run MacClean> Click the corresponding function button and click Scan. Here, let us take unnecessary system files for example.
2. Clean: After scanning, click Clean to perform cleaning. You can also click Review Details to avoid deletion by mistake.
4. Disable applications running the startup
At the start of your Mac, some applications launch automatically, this increases the loading time. If your Mac starts booting at boot time, please follow the steps below to disable the boot:
Step 1: Click the Apple icon in the upper left corner of the screen> System Preferences.
Step 2: In the System Preferences window, click the Users and Group icon.
Step 3: Click the Open button, you will see all the applications that start at startup> Check the boxes next to application to be disabled> Click on the “-” button at the bottom to disable their launch at startup.
There are of course many more options to clean a mac and retain its perfomance levels over time, make sure you watch this comprehensive video to learn more !