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Suggestions to Boost Macbook’s Performance



Suggestions to Boost Macbook’s Performance

Have you been struggling with a Macbook’s performance recently? Things might have been smooth when you bought it, but the loading speed and other aspects might have slowed down noticeably.

If this is the case, there is no need to go and buy a new Mac. Instead of spending your money, take a look at the suggestions below. They will help you revive the Macbook and have it run with hardly any hiccups.


Suggestion #1 – Remove Junk Files

Removing all the junk files like caches, old backups, and app extensions will do more than free up disk space. You will notice an increase in the overall performance of the Macbook.

Suggestions to Boost Macbook’s Performance

You have two options – using a cleanup software or removing the files manually. The latter is risky as you will need to create backups and tinker with the system settings. 


On the other hand, using utility software like CleanMyMac X simplifies the process by quite a bit. MacPaw has a great cleanup guide on their website about using the software and eliminating junk files from the Macbook.


Suggestion #2 – Free up Disk Space

Getting rid of temporary junk files will not do enough if you want to create more free disk space. Since Macbooks do not come with the most available storage, in the first place, users need to look for ways to create the space.

Consider transferring some data to clouds and external storage devices. Delete old applications, email attachments, and downloads. Empty the trash bin whenever you drag a file into it.


Suggestion #3 – Update the System

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System updates introduce stability and performance upgrades as well as security patches. Be sure to have the latest version of the OS installed. Otherwise, you may miss out on improvements and fixes that boost the loading speed and other parameters of the Mac.


Suggestion #4 – Optimize Web Browser


Some users face the most problems when they are surfing the internet. Poorly optimized web browsers can become unusable. This happens when you install too many extensions and add-ons.


Even if an addition might seem useful, do not go overboard. Too many extensions slow down the browser. You should also clear caches as it accumulates over time. Finally, if you notice that the browser is consuming too much memory, close idle tabs. Even when idle, browser tabs still consume the resource of the computer.


Suggestion #5 – Clean Dust and Dirt


The Mac collects dust and dirt inside itself, and when the amount reaches a certain point, you could be facing a lot of issues. The filth inside can damage the internal hardware. Clogged fans will produce a loud noise. The temperature will start to go up, and the Macbook will overheat.


Removing dust and dirt should be a regular thing. And in case you are afraid to do it yourself, take the computer to a service shop and have someone with enough experience do the work for you.


Suggestion #6 – Check for Malware and Viruses

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Always be wary about potential cybersecurity threats. Malware, viruses, trojans, phishing, ransomware, and other types of threats could ruin your computer.

If you have neglected to install an anti-malware tool and notice a sudden drop in Mac’s performance, it is highly likely that there is an issue with malware or a virus.

Scan the system immediately and remove any potential threats or infected files. And to avoid the problem from occurring again, have a reliable anti-virus that is present and active all the time.


Suggestion #7 – Trim Startup Item List

Applications that load every time you boot the computer can get on one’s nerves pretty quickly. And it does more harm than making you wait. The more applications are in the startup item list, the slower your Macbook performs.

Trim that list. Find the System Preferences and click on Users & Groups. Find your profile and log in. You will see a tab with startup applications. Remove apps that you do not use immediately after the Macbook loads and save the changes.

Try restarting the computer, and you will notice how much of a difference it makes. You can also enable the auto-login feature to speed the loading process.


Suggestion #8 – Turn off Visual Effects

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Visual effects are not for pragmatic people. If you want to maintain the Mac in good shape, you will need to get rid of visual effects.

Doing so will also increase battery life. Start with disabling Mail application effects. Then go to the Dock and untick the boxes next to “Animate opening applications” and “Automatically hide and show the Dock.”


Suggestion #9 – Reinstall the OS

The reinstallation of the OS should not be something you frequently do. However, if the performance of the Macbook continues to disappoint you after trying everything on the list, you might not have another option.

The process is tricky, but you should be able to find step-by-step guides online. Also, be sure to back up the important data as it gets wiped once you reinstall the OS.

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