Reasons Why a Work Mac Computer is Slow and How to Speed it Up

Sooner or later that trusty Mac that you rely on for work is bound to slow down. Rather than letting it affect your productivity (or having to replace it with a new one), don’t you think it would be great if you could do something about it and speed it up?

To start learning how to make a Mac faster, you should first identify what is slowing it down. Although there could be many different culprits, the most frequent offenders tend to be:

Insufficient free space on your hard drive

If your hard drive has less than 10% free space then it could cause your Mac’s performance to deteriorate. Ideally you should aim to keep it much higher than that, and by deleting unnecessary files and apps. With the help of Movavi Mac Cleaner you can do both of those things quickly, and clean all the junk from your Mac along with any unnecessary apps or old and large files.

Numerous login items

Every time a Mac boots up it automatically launches certain apps that are known as ‘login items’. As you can imagine if there are too many of these items it can slow down your startup time, and consume a lot of system resources. If you want you can remove unnecessary login items under your System Preferences, or you could use the ‘Startup Optimization’ feature in Movavi Mac Cleaner to conveniently do so.

Too little RAM

When you run any apps they consume RAM, and if you don’t have enough RAM that can increase loading times or even cause apps to freeze and crash. Try to use the Activity Monitor to check how much RAM you have available, and if it isn’t enough you may want to consider installing more or closing any apps that you don’t need. In the short term however you could use the ‘Memory Cleanup’ feature in Movavi Mac Cleaner to clear the RAM and help give your Mac’s speed a boost.

Outdated version of OS X

Although OS X is largely a reliable operating system, every new update continues to build upon it and brings with it bug fixes and performance improvements. If your version of OS X is outdated you won’t benefit from these improvements, and that could affect its performance levels. Needless to say the solution is simple: Update OS X.

It is worth noting that there are several other ways to speed up your Mac such as turning off visual effects, deleting unnecessary items from your desktop, and so on. On the whole however the ones listed above will be the best place to start.

As you can see it helps to use Movavi Mac Cleaner, as it will allow you to easily free up space on your hard drive by getting rid of unwanted junk files and unused apps. Additionally because it can also help you optimize your Mac in other ways it will prove useful in helping you ensure its performance remains optimal.

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