Unlike Windows PC, it is believed that Mac doesn’t hang or slow down. Ironically it’s not true yes! even Mac can perform slow. If you are a windows user and you are facing the same issue you may read this to Boost your Windows with these simple tricks. Meanwhile, let’s talk about some Mac slowing down the issue and the reason behind it. Also, we have detailed some easy tips to boost your Mac OS.
Here I would like to alert you against some creepy and luring third-party tools that promise to boost your Mac.
Trust me these ad-ons never gonna work as they are never made to do so. Rather they will install some spam and additional software which has nothing to do with your slowing down Mac.
Most of the cleaner programs can help you to delete junk files but they cannot help with the speed.
Quick Ways to Speed Up a Slow Mac
1. Find Most resource eating process and services
Like Windows Task Manager, Mac is equipped with Activity Monitor which lets you keep an eye on all running processes and programs which are eating maximum of resources of your Mac.
You can open Activity Manager by pressing Command+space and typing Activity Monitor.
Toggle “% CPU” and sort it by CPU usages. Here you can see all the processes and services using the maximum of the CPU.
If you are lucky enough you may find the real culprit eating all your memory and CPU.
Simply kill them by clicking force quit or X button on the toolbar.
You gotta be double sure before killing the process because sometimes there may be some important application that is really required to run your Mac successfully.
Sometimes it may not view all the processes running currently, to view a complete list of running processes you will have to click on the “view” menu and select “All process” and you will be displayed all the processes currently running.
Once identified repeat the process mentioned above to end the CPU- resources eating process.
Do the same with the Memory and Disk options to find the victim. Remember- a process using the disk heavily could also be causing your Mac to slow down.
Have you ever asked yourself that why your Mac is running slow,why is your mac so slow all of a sudden and who is the real culprit behind this.
2.Play with Startup Programs
If you notice an unusual slow down while booting you Mac or starting your Mac-book.
There may be some startup program which is causing the slowing down these process. Startup programs are designed to load automatically when Mac boots.
In most cases, these applications or services are important to run you Mac but sometimes disabling few of them non-required or non-essential applications like safari plug-in real one player is the name of few and can help you to regain your Mac Speed.
To prevent these applications from loading while Mac boots, you will have to disable them by managing startup programs.
Click the Apple menu icon and select “System preferences/User and Groups/“.
Select current user account and go to “Login Items“.
Here you will find all the applications and services which are loading automatically with Mac.
Identify the unnecessary one and disable them.
To reset these settings and add a program to load while startup, simply follow the above steps and click + or drag-drop the application and add to the list.
Reducing Transparency and Animations can help to boost Mac
Apple is known for simplicity and sophistication. To make the user experience beautiful and attractive Mac display some awesome graphics and transition effects.
Mac hardware gets slow with time. Disabling animations and transparency may help you to boost your Mac speed too.
If you are a hardcore programmer and you don’t give a damn about the look then this is what you should at least give a try.
open the System Preferences window. Click the “Accessibility” icon and check the “Reduce transparency” option to reduce transparencies.
On OS X Yosemite, this option can significantly speed up some older Macs.
In addition, try to click the “Dock” preferences icon and select “Scale effect” rather than “Genie effect,” which could speed up the window-minimizing animation a bit.
Disable File Vault Disk Encryption system
File Vault Disk Encryption system ensures your Mac files security and safety.
This is a built-in feature that is installed by default. File Vault Disk Encryption system prevents your files from misuse if ever stolen, by preventing unauthorized access to your files and documents.
However, this may end up slowing your Mac by loading at startup.
I recommend you to keep this enable but if this is making your Mac slow, you may consider disabling it.
You can head to the System Preferences window, click the “Security & Privacy” icon, click the “FileVault” heading, and turn FileVault disk encryption off.
Unlike Windows PC, it is believed that Mac don’t hang or slow down. Ironically it’s not true yes! even Mac can perform slow. let’s talk about some Mac slowing down issue and the reason behind it. Also we have detailed some easy to tips to boost your Mac OS.