The drop in the performance of Mac can be frustrating. This can lead you to buy a new Mac sooner. But there are some fixes that you can try with your laggy Mac to speed it up.
In this short blog post, we will be discussing some quick fixes for a slow Mac computer. Here are some of them:
1. Upgrade your macOS
Sometimes the operating system upgrade can slow down your machine. This old version of macOS may cause performance issues on the old computer. So it is better to use the latest release of macOS. The macOS updates include bug fixes, improvements, etc. which may increase the speed of your Mac. The update files can be too large. So it is better to free up some hard drive before proceeding to update your macOS.
2. Remove Startup Items
To help your Mac boot faster, you should reduce the number of applications that are included in the startup. These programs start automatically, i.e., on their own with any instructions or commands. These startup items may have a significant impact on the performance of your computer. It is better to include only your useful applications in the startup. You can remove unnecessary apps from the startup. Removing unnecessary items from the startup can improve the performance of your Mac.
Follow these steps to remove items from the startup :
1. Browse to System Preferences and Users and Groups and choose your account name on the left sidebar.
2. Make a click on Login Items.
3. Choose the startup items that you don’t want to include in the startup anymore. You can do this by clicking the Minus (-) button.
3. Free Up Hard Disk Space
The main reason behind the performance of your Mac computer can be the Hard Disk space issue. When your storage device reaches its capacity, your Mac computer can slow down. So, it is the best choice to keep your Hard Disk space free. You can delete unnecessary files in order to free up Hard Disk space. It is better to keep your Hard Disk space free up to 25% if possible. Always check if there are some unnecessary items in the Trash. If there are some, always empty the Trash. Another way you can free up Hard Drive space is by deleting unused applications. It is still better if you store files in the cloud.
4. Remove Browser Add-ons
Browser Extensions can be the reason that may slow down your Mac computer. The simple fix here is to remove unused and unnecessary bulky extensions from your web browser. This fix may solve slow down issues on your Mac.
5. Keep Your Apps Up to Date
It is always best to check for the latest app updates and update them. Apps of older versions can cause your Mac to slow down. So, it is still the best option to upgrade your software and applications of your Mac and keep your computer system up to date.
You can check for updates and install all the updates at once. To do this, you can go to the App store -> Updates. This will start checking if there are any updates available or not. If there are any updates available for any app, it will list the apps to be updated, and you can install those updates one by one or all the updates at once.
With these simple fixes, you may see some changes in the overall performance of your Mac.