Nowadays the MacBook Pro is the most popular. And nobody’s insured against its slowing down. Some users especially after updating may notice that the Mac has become significantly slower. Despite the fact that the developers are trying to optimize the operating system and maintain old hardware, the possibilities to update editions are growing, as well as the requirements for the hardware.
There are some simple tips that will allow you to maintain the computer running well
Is Mac slow just after updating? Wait a little!
After updating, Mac performs re-index of the drive which can last for several hours. This is especially true to the systems with a lot of files. It is important to wait until the indexing of all content, as if to cancel the process, the program will not work properly, so sooner or later you will have to do this procedure to the end.
The reason for slow working of MacOS can be Photo app which also processes photographs. Of course, it depends on how large your photo library is. This process is also not worth aborting for correct application work.
What decision is there? You need to wait! In most cases, this is the reason for slow Mac performance, since all these processes take place in the background and impact CPU. Upon completion your Mac will be back to working quickly.
Check the Messages
Are you using the Apple messenger? If so, pay attention to the GIF-animation and stickers that can be stored in the application. Messages with stickers and animations greatly stress the processor and slow down your Mac. Be sure to check the condition of the Messages in the process in the Monitoring system.
All animations will stop automatically after you just send anything back. Alternatively, you can also clean the dialogue.
GIFs, various effects and stickers are pretty fun way to diversify everyday communication in the network, but keep in mind that they require a lot more resources than ordinary text messages.
Disable the transparency and visual effects
All system “decorations” such as transparent windows, of course, look great, but they also affect the performance of the Mac, because each new window requires more and new resources for drawing. Mac computers have always had a huge number of beautiful animations, but the users who want their MacBook to perform properly should disable them:
- Step 1: Open the System Settings and find the Universal Access.
- Step 2: Select the Monitor in the sidebar.
- Step 3: Place a checkmark in Zoom motion- Increase the Contrast – Decrease transparency.
- Step 4: Close the Settings.
After that, you will feel immediately how quick your Mac has become.
Clean your desktop
Many users have hundreds of different icons, folders, pictures and applications on the desktop. However, not many know that it leads to a slowing of the computer. If you have a ton of shortcuts on the desktop, the easiest solution is to create a separate folder, and move them all there.
Check the background processes
If Mac began being slow, the easiest way is to go to the System Monitoring and see what consumes resources of the computer. If you find that some applications consume a lot of CPU time, try to close them in a standard way. It is not recommended to abort processes unknown to you as they may be systemic ones.
Boot MacBook lightly
Another easiest way to speed up the Mac is booting it lightly, i.e. you should edit the startup item list (System Preference-Users/Groups-Select your Username-Login Items-Edit). You’d better remove items that are unnecessary for automatic start.
Carrying out resets
For speeding up the Mac, you can also apply resets. Don’t worry they won’t delete the data. They will reset controllers only. And you’ll see a faster performance of your Mac.
These ways to speed up your MacBook Pro will surely improve the performance of the device and you can enjoy its using.