Compared to Windows and Linux computers, a Mac is quite of an investment. However, this Apple product isn’t just something with a hefty price tag. It comes with premium feel, quality performance and life-time commitment if you know how to take care of it.
Overtime, you accumulate data which takes a huge percentage of your Mac’s storage and slice of its performance speed. The answer to this is cleaning or de-cluttering. Yes, unwanted ‘things’ may overwhelm your space and reduce the speed of your loyal partner. Fortunately, we have methods in gaining back the momentum of your Mac.
Method 1: Taking Away Icon Effects
- Head to your Desktop and right click on an available space. An option box containing “Show View Options” should appear right away.
- Another pop up will be shown on your screen showing you several adjustment options. Anyway, just locate the Show icon preview and un-tick the box. The consequence will be that your desktop icons will appear normal (without any graphically straining effects). This will help boost up the speed of your Mac.
Method 2: Check Your Log-In Items
- Check the applications that open upon start-up they may be the culprits in making your Mac computer perform sluggishly. Just head to the System Preferences >> Users & Groups >> Login Items.
- Uncheck on the apps that you don’t actually need upon launching of your computer.
Method 3: Cleaning Up the Hard Drive
- Open your Mac’s native Disk Utility program and click on the hard drive by the left panel.
- Ensure that you are viewing the First Aid page and click on the Repair Disk button at the right hand corner. This can take a lot of time since the scanning encompasses the your whole hard disk.