Speed up Macbook

Is your MacBook still load faster as the day you bought it up? If your answer is NO then you surely have to fix certain things of the Macbook.

Here are the main steps to speed it up.

  1. Update Your Macbook

The first thing you should check is the Mac OS using is of the latest version. You can check easily by clicking the Apple logo at the top left of the screen and then checking ‘About this Mac’.

  1. Check for Resources Taking More Power

Go to the activity monitor by opening it in utility folder of the application folder. There are five different resources namely CPU, Memory, Energy, Disk and Network usage. You should pay attention to the CPU column and stop the app by clicking the “X” button for the apps consuming more power.

  1. Manage Your Startup items

There are a lot of apps that automatically get started when your Macbook boots. You have to stop them in the login items. You can easily do this by going System Preferences>Users & Groups> and then clicking the username. Click on the login items and remove the programme that you don’t want with the startup by clicking the “-‘’button.

  1. Turn off Visual Effects

It is important to turn off the visual effects as they consume a lot of power. Here is how to speed up the Macbook

  1. Go to System Prefrences> Dock
  2. Uncheck the following boxes- Animate opening applications, automatically hide and show the dock.
  3. Minimize the window and change genie effect to Scale effect.
  1. Disk Permissions

Whenever you install the app, they come with permissions. These can be read, write and execute ability. Over the time these permissions get change results in slowing down your Macbook.  To repair the disk permissions go to Application> Utilities and then choose the startup disk. Click the first aid tab and repair the disk permissions for the inconsistent permissions.

  1. Clean Up Everything

The best practice to speed up the MacBook is cleaning it up the time to time. Clean the browser history and cache as it consumes a lot of space. The cleaning of the hard drive is the effective ways to improve the slow speed of Mac. You should know what is exactly slowing down your device whether they are apps, logs, hidden trash, cache and larger and older files. There are many tools available for the cleaning up the hard drive and you can take the help from them. For better ways to speeding up MacBook, it is worth checking this article.

The MacBook has only one disk unlike the Windows and storing everything in the same drive can cause the sluggishness in the Macbook. Thus you should keep all the apps on the dock.

You should also clean the trash timely and ctrl-click the dock and then select empty trash option. It is a good practice to clean the unnecessary downloaded items and keep the important documents into respective folders.

  1. Add new or upgrade RAM

Macbook are too expensive to buy it too early. If you’re facing the slow speed problems then it is suggested to upgrade the RAM or adding the other one with the existing one to speed it up.

  1. Adding SSD to Mac

SSD means “Solid State Drive” and it looks similar to the traditional drive. But it has the one key difference that it uses RAM chips for the storage resulting in providing the high speed to the Macbook. It is recommended that you use the SSD drive for the applications files and keep the user files in the traditional drive.

  1. Get rid of Old Applications

Browse the application and check the list of apps that you don’t use anymore. Use the uninstaller to get rid of them from hard drive completely. Open the application folder and sort the app by size having the largest app on the top. If you have the large size applications and you are not using it then it’s time to delete them completely. In case, you delete the important app then you can again download them from the Apple application store. But make sure you have license key if you have bought the apps from the developer.

  1. Close the Unused Widgets

Widgets also occupy the little bit of memory and if unused then you should close it. You can easily do this by going through Launchpad> Mission Control> Dashboard> Click “-‘’ button and then “X” button for the widgets that are of no use. You can add the widgets as well if you delete them by mistake.

These are some steps to speed up the Mac. You will not able to see the improvement in the speed if you follow some of them. But if you follow these steps in a cumulative manner then you will surely see the great improvement in the speed of your Macbook.

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