Usually most of the Mac products do not require much maintenance, but, experts recommend that Mac users should do some cleanup at regular interval after using it continuously. Many junk files which are hidden in your Mac can slow down Mac storage. Digging out all the junks like user junks, development junks and internet junk is not easy. If your Mac has become extremely slow, there are a number of ways that can help you in improving its performance.
Here is a 7-step quick guide to clean your Mac and improve its performance like a new device.
Backup the important data you want to save
This is the first and the most essential step which you need to remember. Cleaning your Mac will erase everything from it, including the operating system. Therefore, keeping a backup on DVD, pendrive or on an external hard drive is a smart option.
2. Upgrade the Operating System of your Mac
It is important to have the latest Mac Operating System in order to run the most secure and efficient version of the operating system. The upgrade is free for most of the Mac devices developed in 2009 and later. Most of the Operating System updates occur automatically, in case you are not sure, you can double check.
3. Delete Unnecessary Applications
After making sure that the operating system is updated, it is the right time to check the folder of your applications and start deleting the unwanted programs and applications. Unnecessary applications can slow down the speed of your Mac. Hence, it’s better to uninstall the applications that you no longer need. Uninstalling a Mac application is very simple just like dragging an application to the trash folder and it will free up significant space.
4. Empty the Trash Folder
Your folders and files are not completely deleted and will not make the space free until your trash folder is completely empty. It’s essential to delete each single item from your trash folder from time to time in order to speed up your Mac.
5. Delete log files from your Mac
Mac can store several log files and slow down its speed. These log files are those files which you don’t ever review. You can easily delete these files without affecting the overall functioning of your Mac and even save space as these files can be larger in size.
6. Clear up the space of hard drive
The hard drive of your Mac sometimes contains temporary files which you are not much needed by you. Clearing up the hard drive space is an essential part of maintenance of your Mac. It can make your Mac run faster just like a new machine.
7. Clean up your Mac’s desktop
After cleaning up the useless stuff from your system, it’s ideal to tidy up your desktop. A desktop is an essential part of any system, wherein, you store the maximum part of your work. Leaving files which you access on the desktop can make it look like a mess and slow down its speed. Instead of leaving files on your desktop, try to save them in proper folders.
Is your Mac running slower than its original speed? The above stated 7-step guide will definitely help you to speed up your Mac and improve its performance. For more information related to Mac or any other smartphone repair, contact us!
Ivan Mladenovic, Chief Tech