Quick Tips to Increase the Efficiency of your Mac

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Is your Mac running slow? Are you experiencing unusual glitches with apps? Whichever the problem you are facing, you are not alone! The are many Mac issues that can hurt your productivity and your overall user experience. Luckily, some solutions will help you fine-tune your Mac. In this article, we will give you some quick tips that will increase the efficiency of your Mac.

Disable startup apps

There are startup apps that launch every time you start your Mac. The apps can interfere with the performance of your Mac. Well, the best solution is to disable these apps. Go to the System Preferences, then User and Groups. Click onto ‘Login Item,’ and a list of all the applications that launch when you log in to your account will pop-up. Highlight the app that you want to disable and click on the minus ‘-.’ If you want to add an application, then just click on to the plus ‘+’ sign

Reduce browser tabs

Browsing with many tabs running can slow down your system. Remember, every tab consumes resources like memory, CPU, a feat that can leave your machine running slower. Instead, let the open tabs be the one you are using at that time. As for the rest, you can open them when necessary to prevent draining the system resources you need for other services.

Upgrade your Mac

It is good to upgrade the software in your macOS from time to time to make it more stable and enhance its performance. You do not have to wait until it slows down when you can squeeze more performance from the machine. Other than that, it is also good to upgrade your macOS as a way of enhancing security. The upgraded version comes with the latest updates to fix the system’s bugs that might be limiting your machine. Upgrading your macOS is one of the easiest and safest way to fix issues and optimize efficiency.

Quit applications no longer in use

Apps running in the background can interfere with the performance of your Mac. Therefore, ensure that all the apps are closed until you need them. Some Mac apps will still run in the background even after closing them by clicking on the X sign at the corner of the window. If you close the app and it is still running, it will be visible in the dock signified by small dots next to it. Right-click or command-click the app in the dock then click quit to close it completely.

Clear the desktop

The files on your desktop could be the reason why your Mac is slow. Depending on the version, they might take a lot of the system resources, which could have otherwise been used elsewhere. So, avoid leaving files scattered in your desktop; You can delete some of them or transfer essential ones to your hard drive.

Free up space

Adequate space is required in Mac to store new files and applications as well as to run the system smoothly. A Mac with inadequate space may slow down or even refuse to startup. To boost its efficiency, you need to create more space on your Mac for runtime and the likes. You can achieve this by deleting old files, duplicate files, and temporary files and uninstalling unnecessary applications. You can even get alternative storage for your data like external or cloud storage.

Tip: You can use a Mac cleaner app to help handle the junk that builds up, thus reducing the efficiency of your device.

Wrap up

A slow or unresponsive Mac can be so annoying to use, not to mention that you can lose time and even money! Don’t wait for your device to slow down. Always do some quick routine maintenance practices to help keep up the efficiency.

Author Bio-

Jayden Carter- A technologist, and a speaker, Jayden carter, works for Outreach Monks as a senior content writer. Along with writing, he also has a great passion for singing and dreams to sing live someday.

 

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