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9 Most Important Tips for Cleaning Your Mac

by Mic Johnson

Macbooks need more maintenance work than you expect. It might not seem like that big of a deal, but if left unattended, the computer will start to underperform sooner rather than later.

Today, we are going to talk about Macs – so as you may have heard, even though these computers are quite complex, they require less maintenance than most others. But it still does not mean that they need a complete zero care.

If you do not clean your Mac regularly, you will not be able to enjoy most of its benefits anymore – especially the speed and efficiency. The more clogged up your Mac becomes, the slower and less efficient it will run; therefore, today we want to share 9 tips for keeping your Macbook in top shape.

Tip #1: Stop Cluttering Your Desktop

First of all, saving all of your files on your Mac’s Desktop and cluttering it up makes you less productive because you take more time to find the files you need. And second of all, the more thumbnails you have on your Desktop, the slower your Mac will run because it’s using additional resources to display each thumbnail that you can see.

Tip #2: Clean up Your Hard Drive

If you have a full hard drive, then it is very likely that you struggle to use your computer. And if this still has not happened to you, then clean it regularly and prevent your Mac from becoming frustratingly slow. Look at some of the best available macbook cleaners for yourself. Cleaner software is wonderful as it does the work for you by deleting unwanted junk files automatically.

Tip #3: Review Your Startup Programs

If you have noticed that your Mac takes way longer to boot then it used to, it may mean that you have too many startup programs, and you need to review them. It is okay if you have a few programs that startup with your Mac if those programs are the ones you truly use every time you turn on your computer. And if not, you should remove them from the list.

Tip #4: Delete Your Browser Cache

Your browser is saving temporary files that are called browser cache files. The main purpose of browser cache files is to load your most visited websites faster and remember all of your login details – if you asked the browser to remember them. To delete these files, launch the Safari browser, click on Safari, click Preferences, then Advanced, choose Show Develop Menu, click Check Develop Menu, and finally – click to Empty Caches.

Tip #5: Empty Your Trash Bin

No matter how much time you will spend deleting files from the computer and no matter how clean your Mac may seem to you, most of the files you just recently deleted may be still in your Trash Bin. And if you do not empty your computer’s Trash Bin regularly, you can delete as much as you want – your Mac will stay as slow as it was.

Tip #6: Delete Unneeded Apps  

We all have those kinds of apps that we once downloaded but only opened them once and never used them again. Unfortunately, most of these apps are forgotten – but they are still taking up your disk space. And more to it, almost every app creates additional files to store and save information – which takes up even more storage space.

Tip #7: Update Your macOS

Updates are crucial for your Mac – both the macOS updates and the app updates. Updates, in general, are important for the security of your computer and overall performance. Apple is constantly working to make everyday experience with its products the best as possible. And it is important to update both the apps and the software because after a new macOS shows up, app developers also work to adapt the apps to the highest standards.

Tip #8: Restart Your Mac Occasionally 

Surely it is much easier to close your laptop and either let it sleep or hibernate all the time instead of waiting for it to actually shut down. And of course, it is much more convenient – if you do this all the time, you can get back to what you were up to in a few seconds. But we strongly recommend restarting your Mac at least once a week – it is very important for the updates of the macOS.


Tip #9: Compress Files

It is highly possible that you are holding onto some files on your computer that are quite old, and you do not use them – but you do not want to delete them. There is a solution for that – you can compress those files and successfully save space on your hard-drive.


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