Purchasing a Mac is a good investment in many fields of work, especially those related to music, photography, and graphic design. The macOS is getting more and more intuitive, which makes all kinds of creative jobs much more comfortable to perform.
Talking about achieving your goals at work, time is always precious. We know very well how short the deadlines sometimes are, so every hour, every minute counts. And even though Mac is a very well-performing device, it gets older and slower with time.
To solve the issue of your precious Mac becoming slower and less efficient, it is essential to learn more about correctly uninstalling apps from your computer and removing unnecessary files. Here we’ll explain these steps in more detail and share even more tips on how to make your Mac run faster.
- Uninstall Apps You No Longer Need
- Make Sure You Have Enough Disc Space
- Tidy up Your Desktop
- Remove Unneeded Startup Items
- Optimize Safari Page Loading
Uninstall Apps You No Longer Need
It is always interesting to try out new apps – either those apps are games or specialized tools that raise your productivity and help you plan your time. But have you noticed how many apps you only open once and never use again? These are precisely the ones that you need to get rid of.
In general, anything that takes up space on your computer makes it run slower. The more unnecessary apps you have, the slower your Mac will become. Moreover, after you install the apps on your Mac, some apps tend to create additional files that also take up storage on your computer. These could be files that contain information related to the app or simple backup files that take your precious computer space.
To correctly remove an unwanted app from your Mac, simply go to your Launchpad, then click and hold the Option key on your keyboard and choose to Delete. If it is an app that you have paid money for, do not worry – you can download it again from the Apps Store for free unless it was a time-limited subscription plan.
Make Sure You Have Enough Disc Space
Not monitoring your disc space is an often mistake that Windows users make – especially the ones who recently bought a Mac. You need to notice that Macs usually do not have as much disc space and tend to keep your files in the iCloud – so you can easily access it from anywhere.
This feature is very convenient, but if you forget to monitor your disc space and let your Mac stack up with useless files, your Mac will start running slower, so make sure you organize yourself a revision from time to time. Make it a positive habit that you always remember to accomplish.
Tidy up Your Desktop
Having multiple items on your Desktop will also slow down the performance of a Macbook. To load every thumbnail, Mac uses additional resources, therefore slowing down other processes. Give it a thought – maybe it is an excellent chance to review unneeded files and tidy your Desktop for once? Also, try to avoid animated desktops and pointless visual effects. They might look pretty at first, but you get used to it after some and don’t notice it anymore. But your operating system sees it – it uses up more of your batter and makes the computer run slower.
Remove Unneeded Startup Items
Check if you have apps that startup at the same time as your Mac does and launches automatically. Admittedly this might be useful if you use apps for emails every day, but make sure you check if there aren’t any apps that you rarely even use. If there are, remove them from your startup list, and if you haven’t used it for a while – maybe it’s best to delete it in general?
Optimize Safari Page Loading
The Original browser on your Mac, Safari, used a feature that is called DNS prefetching. It lets Safari analyze all of the links on an opened web page. While you are browning another page, this feature is loading these linked pages into your computer’s memory.
Therefore the pages that you want to open are opened faster. But on the other hand, the entire performance of your Mac becomes slower at that time. So to optimize your Mac’s performance, it is best to turn off the DNS prefetching feature.