Over time you will notice that the Mac you are using has gotten slow. It’s about time for Mac cleaning activity to boost and speed up its performance. Here are simple ways in cleaning up your Mac and reviving its speed it back.
- Look for the CPU and Memory Hogs that are found in the Activity Monitor: This is the first thing that you can do when your Mac is acting a little bit slower at this time. Open the Activity Monitor found under the Applications> Utilities. It will show you a list of different applications that are running in the system. Look for applications that are hogging the CPU. If there are applications that you no longer need disable or uninstall them.
- Clean up the Startup List: Determine the programs that are found in the start up menu every time you log in to Mac. Just click the System Preferences, Accounts then the Login Items. If there are applications enlisted that you don’t need at all better click the minus icon to remove it.
- Uninstall Unnecessary Applications and all its associated files: Look into the Application folder as well and trash everything that is unnecessary. Doing this doesn’t necessarily mean that it will speed up the Mac but it will restore additional hard drive space. Before you opt to uninstall programs and all its related files it is wiser to select the right uninstaller applications that is capable of doing this and this include the AppTrap, AppDelete or AppZapper.
- Perform System Maintenance: You can run routine maintenance for your Mac system without the need for spending an extra penny for your Mac. All you need to do is run the Disk Utility found under the Applications>Utilities and verify and repair hard disk permissions. This process can take a longer time so better do this when the system is idle.
- Reclaim some had drive space: Determine also what taking up most of your hard drive space. You can delete unnecessary files, language packs, applications as well as Dashboard widgets to reclaim hard drive space.
- Troubleshoot the Battery and Memory: You can do this by getting the life out of your battery and then calibrate it. If the battery is already cutting out before it gives some warning it is advisable to reset the SMC or PMU that will eventually resolve some Mac problems.
- Upgrade the Mac memory and get the latest system updates: Getting an upgrade for your Mac memory will improve its speed. It is always advisable too to stay updated with the latest System updates and newer versions of Mac applications.
These are just simple ways for Mac cleaning. Do this regularly will resolve the slow problem on your Mac and even saves you a lot of spending for other applications and hardware components for your Mac.
You need to look for your Mac hard drive space and any update to your Mac system to determine what you can do to regain back the performance of your Mac system.