Wondering why your Mac is running so slow? In this post, we show you effective methods applicable in speeding up your Mac PC.
Speed up your Mac PC using these methods
Follow these simple tips to speed up your Mac in a few minutes.
Stop Background Processes
Most times, when we close an app, it does not stop using system resources. Instead, most of these apps began running in the background, consuming vital resources that should have been used for the current processes.
As such, when you find your Mac slowing to a crawl, your first option will be to check and stop some of these apps running behind the scene. Mac provides a way to go about this.
- Go to your activity folder and open the Utility folder
- Under the utility folder, click on Activity Monitor
- This will bring up all the processes currently running on your Mac. Click on the apps you’re currently not using and then on the X symbol to close the operation.
- Avoid closing processes that you don’t understand its relationship to an app you installed as such processes may be systemic, and closure can easily slow down or even freeze your Mac.
Limit Startup Processes
If your Mac takes time to boot, you may want to limit startup processes. By limiting startup processes, you help quicken the booting time. To do this;
- Go to System Preferences
- Click on Users & Groups
- Click on your username and login
- Select a program you don’t immediately need after startup and then click on the ‘-‘
Clear Browser Extension and Themes
Browsers are apps you probably are using regularly. As such, you may want to ensure they load as fast as possible. One way to do this is to delete extension clutters and those fancy themes as they tend to slow the loading time.
Click on the main menu and go to manage extension
Click tools and then add-ons or right click on the extension from the bars and click on remove extension.
Right click on the extension and click on remove.
Uninstall Software You Don’t Use
Software is always running whether you make use of them or not, especially when there’s an internet connection. They regularly check for updates. As such you may want to uninstall software you don’t use regularly. Don’t just drag and drop them in the trash, instead uninstall them properly:
- Open the finder application
- Click on application
- Double click the app
- Click on the uninstaller
Other ways of speeding up your Mac includes:
- Adding More RAM
- Cleaning up Your Hard Disk Drive and
- Updating your OS.
Most devices will slow down over time as a result of increased load. So to keep your mac fast, you’ll need to clear up as regularly as possible.