When Mac machines come across slow down issues, you face spinning beach ball every time Mac boots, when you open a folder or a file, and even while shutting it down. Being unaware of the criticality of the situation, what are the things you prefer doing in order to speed up Mac again? Probably nothing, or perhaps calling a technician who takes around hundreds of bucks to fix the issues. What if you yourself are able to get the issues fixed? You might be thinking how it is possible, as you do not even know what exactly the causes of bogging down your Mac are.
Getting a Mac that has turned into a snail speed up again is not a complicated task; however, you just need to clean up different corners of your Mac. Following are the steps you may consider implementing in order to get rid of spinning beach ball:
Disable Login Items
Login items are the applications executing themselves every time you turn Mac on. These applications automatically create a startup action (when installed) that executes while Mac is booting, thereby consuming system’s resources (i.e. RAM and Processor). As a result, you get sluggish start up and face spinning beach ball. Click Apple menu and navigate to System Preferences-> Users & Groups-> Login Items, and uncheck the checkbox in front of application’s name you want to disable at startup.
Keep Desktop Clean
Desktop is the system process that executes at first when a computer is turned on. Each icon or file located on desktop is treated as a window, which is executed one by one eating up RAM and utilizing processor. Therefore, more the number of icons and files located on desktop, more will be the time required to boot. In order to get faster startup, you need to minimize the number of icons placed on the desktop.
Cleaning Temporary Files and Logs
During execution of every program, lots of temporary files are generated automatically. These temporary files carry intermediate data and intended results, which are not required after completion of the process. Moreover, different types of logs (such as browser’s history, cookies, unwanted plug-ins, etc.) not only consume disk space, but even eat up RAM by repeated execution. Get a speed up Mac software that is able to clean all such system areas automatically. You can search for such a software on the Internet, or consult with a Mac professional.
Supervising Activity Monitor
Go to Applications > Utilities and launch ‘Activity Monitor’. Next, monitor CPU, RAM, and Virtual Memory usage. Here, you can quit an unnecessary process taking high ‘% CPU’ and showing a spike in the ‘CPU Usage’ monitoring window.
In spite of these, if you are running graphical applications (i.e. Photoshop) you can consider upgrading the hardware (i.e. RAM). Moreover, using a speed up tool is also a better alternative.
Tip: – Install every necessary update for both system files and installed applications. For this, click Apple icon and choose Software Update.