How to speed up Mac 2021

Apple offers free operating system updates to all users, and updating MacOS can fix some bugs and system glitches on your Mac. Also, keeping your OS up-to-date will allow you to use some new features on your Mac. Here’s how to update your Mac to the latest version to speed up your Mac.

  1. Check your Mac version to see if you have enough space to update.
  2. After that, it’s always a perfect idea to make sure that all your data is safe. Try backing up your data from your Mac. This is to prevent you from losing your data.
  3. Click the Apps Store on your Mac and select Update. Alternatively, you can click the Apple logo in the upper-left corner of the screen and then select a software update. (Here, you need to make sure you are logged in to your iCloud account ).
  4. Then search for and download Mac OS.

Try cleaning up Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, etc.

Opening multiple tabs in browsers such as Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer, and Chrome results in high memory usage and heavy Macs.

  1. Go to Macintosh HD.
  2. Select an application.
  3. Select the utility folder.
  4. Select an activity monitor.
  • Close all unused tabs.
  • You can also clean up your browser’s cache, cookies, and browsing history.

Here, we will show you how to speed up your Mac by deleting the data in your web browser.

For Safari:

  1. Click “Safari” from the left side.
  2. Then select “Clear history and website data”.
  3. Then click All History> Delete History.

For Chrome:

  1. Select Chrome and click View Data.
  2. Then select the time range and then select the item you want to clear.
  3. Then click “Clear Browsing History Data”.

For Firefox:

  1. Start Firefox.
  2. Then click History in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Then select all the histories you want to delete.
  4. Click Settings, then click Delete.

For Opera:

  1. Select Opera from the left.
  2. Select “Clear Private Data” and select the data you want to delete.
  3. After making your selection, click Clear Browsing Data.

Note: When erasing your browser browsing data, you can choose whether to save your password. If not, you will need to enter the password again on the web page you logged in to.

Clean up your desktop

How to clean up your desktop and speed up your Mac? Unlike a Windows PC, a Mac has only one hard disk, and everything you do on a Mac is done only on the same hard disk. Some might think that the storage on the C drive will never be used up, and the Mac will not be heavy. However, saving all the files to your desktop without organizing them can cause your Mac to become heavy.

Therefore, you should always organize your desktop. Here’s how to speed up your Mac:

  1. To remove an unused app from the Dock, select the app, right-click the app, select Options, and select Remove from Dock.
  2. Delete all useless files and combine valuable files into one folder.
  3. Remove the app on your computer as the app occupies both CPU and storage space.

Tip 4. Clean the trash can

As you know, every time you delete a file or uninstall the app on your Mac, it’s all moved to the Trash. In this case, check the Trash to make sure you don’t need all the files or apps there, and then clean up the Trash to speed up your Mac. Do this regularly and permanently delete those files from the Trash.

Tip 5. Close all unused applications running in the background

Looking at the activity monitor, I see an unused app running in the background, causing my Mac to slow down. Close these apps to speed up your Mac.

Tip 6. Close all unused widgets on the dashboard

Like application and browser tabs, unused widgets on the dashboard are using memory little by little. So, to free up memory and speed up your Mac, go to your dashboard and close all unused widgets. Here’s how to speed up your Mac by closing unused widgets.

  1. Go to “Launchpad”.
  2. Click Mission Control.
  3. Click Dashboard, then click-.
  4. Then click the “X” to close the unused widget.

Tip 7. Manage startup items

If your Mac takes a long time to start, check the login items on your Mac computer to see many applications open. When you install the application on your Macbook, it is automatically added to your login items and will start automatically when you start your Mac computer.

However, if you are not sure about the app added to the login item, you can check it by following the steps below.

  1. Go to Preferences.
  2. Click Users and Groups.
  3. Then select Current User and click Login Items.
  4. Select the item you want to stop, then click “-“.

Tip 8. Try adding more RAM or upgrading your hardware

If you’ve tried all of the above methods to speed up your Mac, but your Mac is still heavy, try adding more RAM for your Mac.

Tip 9. You can add SSD to Mac

Equipped with SSD will speed up your Mac. Many users recommend installing SSDs to run only Mac OS and applications. System files and applications are stored on SSD. Other data on your Mac, such as photos and iTunes, is stored on your hard disk. This will significantly increase the speed of launching applications on your Mac.

Tip 10. Try restarting your Mac

Restarting your Macbook will clear the cache and reinitialize your hardware. It’s also helpful to restart your Mac regularly. Modern Macs have SSDs, so they wake up instantly when you go to sleep. From the above, if your Mac slows down, you can easily restart your Mac, and it may be a little faster.