MacBook Pro Running Slow – How To Fix It

Is your MacBook Pro running slow? If that’s the case, keep reading. Here, we are going to share some ways to fix the issue and once you try them, you will instantly notice your MacBook is running much faster.

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MacBook Pro Running Slow – How To Fix It

Tide Up Your Desktop

If you download many files or screenshot quite often but never delete the files, your Mac desktop will look messy. This icon clutter on your desktop will not only cover your beautiful wallpaper but can also slow down the computer. Every icon appears on the desktop represents a window. The system will review those windows every time you open your Mac. The more icons you have, the more time the system needs to load.

You can clean up your desktop manually by dragging the unnecessary ones to the Trash or organize them into groups. If you are using macOS Mojave, its new feature Stacks can help you organize your files automatically into the related groups. Therefore, your desktop will always be free of clutter.

Free Up The Disk Space

You can check the availability of the hard drive space on your Mac by clicking the Apple menu > About this Mac. Here,  select Storage on the top menu bar and you will see all the information related to the hard drive. If the free hard drive space is too low, you have to back up some data to an external drive or iCloud and delete them from your MacBook.

Free Up The RAM

Too many apps open at the same time can cause your MacBook Pro running slow because those apps will all use RAM at once, foremost, if you have an older MacBook Pro with less RAM. Opening too many tabs on the browser can cause RAM issues on your computer. So, close some apps or tabs on your browser to free up RAM and speed up your MacBook. As soon as you do this, you will notice the difference.

Quit The Unresponding Processes

Somes, certain apps and even websites may cause issues. Check it on Activity Monitor app. Press Command + space bar to launch Spotlight faster and type “Activity Monitor“. Then, find the unresponding apps or processes, double-click, and click the Quit button. While you are in Activity Monitor, you can also check some activities that consume a lot of memory and quit the process.

Clear Cache System

Every time you use a computer, your activities will be stored in the system log. If you never clean them up, the cache will keep accumulating and taking space on the hard drive. To find cache files on Mac, you can launch Finder, click Go on the upper menu bar and choose Go to Folder on the drop-down menu. Type ~/Library/Caches and click Go. Select the cache files and remove them to Trash.

Update Software

If you get the Software update notification, make sure to download and install it. Updating the Software of your Mac will not only improve the security and bring new features but can also improve the performance. You can update macOS of your Mac computer through App Store. Read the full guide, here.

Use The Cleaner Apps

There are many cleaner applications for Mac and some of them are free. CCleaner and ClearMyMac are two of the most popular macOS cleaner software. You can free up RAM in one click whenever your MacBook Pro running slow. Most of the cleaners have many useful tools to clear cache files, helping you to uninstall the unnecessary apps or scanning malware without too much effort.