5 best tips to speed up your Mac

Apple MacBook is one of the most desired laptops on the market. Apple MacBook lineup has not seen a major design change in recent years as Apple focuses on hardware improvements. Back in July, the Cupertino firm announced a refresh to its MacBook Pro lineup with the addition of eighth-gen ‘Coffee Lake’ Intel processors and better Touch Bar. However, 2018 MacBook Pro failed to live up to expectations as Apple reported a poor sales performance during its first weeks of availability. Sources say that Apple has been working on a new MacBook Pro model that might see the light of day later this year. Previously, Apple was rumored to unveil a new Pro at its September event, but it was nowhere to be found.

Apple MacBook does not tend to slow down over time. However, there are times when your Mac is getting slower or showing signs of lags. In reality, there could be any reason for why your Mac is slowing down ranging from outdated software update to infected apps. If you have recently noticed that your Mac has begun acting weird, then we are here to help.

In this guide, we will show you how to speed up your Mac. Before proceeding, make sure you now have the latest software update on your Mac. Apple has started rolling out macOS Mojave update to users worldwide. To update a Mac, open System Preferences on your Mac, then click Software Update and check for any available updates.

  1. Clean up services

If you do a quick search on Google, you should find a number of services that help you clean up the mess on your Mac. However, keep in mind that not all of them are treated equally as some are just scams to take your money or make things worse. If you are looking for a trusted cleanup service for your Mac, then we recommend you use MacBooster 7.

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MacBooster 7 is one of the best clean-up services for Mac on the market. The app allows you to remove duplicate and junk files to free up some space on your machine. The coolest part is that the app includes a built-in Virus and Malware scanner that protects your personal data from suspicious software or hackers. MacBooster 7 offers a free trial that gives you a taste of its advanced features before committing to paying for it. Specifically, the app now retails for $39.95 for the single Mac or $59.99 for three Macs. Keep in mind that MacBooster 7 removes your files for good, so make sure you create a backup of your files in case if you change your mind.

Alternatively, you can use DaisyDisk, a handy tool that provides a comprehensive cleanup suite. When you first open the app, you should see how much storage space you have got left or how much space individual apps take up on your Mac. Besides, the app automatically sorts apps into separate groups. The app offers a trial version, but after that, it costs $9.99.

  1. Find out what’s slowing down your Mac

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macOS includes a built-in tool that allows you to check which apps or services are slowing down your machine. This comes in handy as it eliminates the need for a third-party app to be installed on your device. To open Activity Monitor, you simply need to press Command and spacebar to open up Spotlight, then enter Activity Monitor and hit the Return key to launch it. Once you are in, you should see all your running apps and processes in macOS. Click on the CPU tab and find out which processes are causing the problem, double-click on it and shut it down. You may consider un-installing the apps to improve the performance. To kill a process, click on the process and then hit the X button in the Activity Monitor toolbar.

  1. Reduce transparency and animations

MacOS is getting better and more visually appealing than before. For older Macs, animations and visual effects may put a lot of pressure on CPUs and GPUs, thus slowing down your Mac. Therefore, it’s a good idea to reduce them to improve the overall performance on your Mac.

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Fortunately, macOS now includes an option that allows you to reduce modern animations and effects. To do this, click on Apple menu at the top, then select System Preferences from the drop-down menu and select Accessibility. Now just simply check the box next to Reduce Transparency.

  1. Disable Startup apps

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In macOS, a lot of apps tend to start up when you boot your computer. In reality, some startup apps are pretty useful such as anti-virus and firewall software which keep your computer safe from malicious programs. However, for most programs, starting them at boot-up is a waste of resources and slows down the startup process. To disable Startup apps, click on Apple icon at the top, then click on Users & Groups, and select your account from the list. After that, select Login Items and disable the apps you do not want to launch at boot-up.

  1. Reset SMC

Resetting your Mac System Management Controller (SMC) can help you deal with a number of macOS solutions. In this case, it can be a solution to your problem. To do this, power off your MacBook, then charge your Mac and hold down Shift+Control+Option buttons while also keeping the Power button pressed. Holding all the buttons for a while and then release them.

These are the 5 best tips that help your speed up your slow Mac. If you have to any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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