These features and their expensive price tag make it even more frustrating when your Mac begins to run slow.
If you are currently suffering from ‘Mac running slow’ syndrome, here are a few simple and free steps to get it running as well as new within the hour.
Take a look at how many programs you have open at once. I know that the Mac is supposed to run at optimum speed, no matter how many windows and applications you have open, but unfortunately, sometimes life isn’t that simple.
Unless you have the most recent model, your Mac probably only has 1 or 2GB of ram, plus no dedicated video card. This means that your laptop or computer can only really cope with two programs at any one time.
If you notice your beloved Mac is running slow when browsing the Internet, and you are sure that it is not your Internet provider, make sure you have no more than four tabs or windows opened up at once. You can have over ten if you like, but you will definitely notice a considerable drop in the speed of loading pages.
If your Internet is still slow and you have only one or two tabs opens, I suggest emptying your history and cache. Over time your browsing history will gather so much information that it can significantly slow down the speed of your Internet browser.
If you are still having an issue with the loading speed of your Internet, try swapping browsers.
Most Mac users browse on Safari, as it is the default Internet browser on an Apple Mac. However, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are much better and quicker. So I strongly recommend you go ahead and install one of them.
Fourth and Final Tip
My fourth and final tip will probably be the answer and the real reason your Mac is running slow. It needs a good clean!
By cleaning, I mean getting rid of any duplicate files and folders and old data and forgotten applications and software taking up space.
Disk space is how much space you have remaining on your computer. Just because your new Mac brags about having 250g of disk space does not mean that you can fill it up and expect it to work as well as new. If you have less than 50% disk space left, you really need to do some cleaning.
Don’t worry. You don’t have to sieve through your entire computer manually. The best and most effective way to completely clean out your hard drive is by using a professional Mac cleaner.
Mac cleaners really are fantastic as they will completely free an amazing amount of space, dramatically boosting your Mac’s performance.
After all the tips above did not do much for my Mac Running Slow, I resorted to a Mac cleaner, and let’s just say, I wish I had discovered it sooner!
The cleaner managed to hunt down a whopping 45 GB of disk space, and my Mac was only 8 months old!
Now I realise I said that these tips on ‘How to Get Your Mac Running Fast’ again would be free, and most good Mac cleaners are not free. However, some do offer a free trial.