A fast MacBook is an ultimate secret to make your time on MacBook productive. Cleaning up junk regularly, blocking unwanted log-in items, quitting unwanted background stuff, clearing the Internet history and occasionally restarting your device could be all you need to make your Mac OS Sierra faster and productive in nature. Here’s a quick premier:
Disable Unwanted Log-In items
Free your startup list from the log-in items known to cause delay in the Mac startup performance. Log-in items, which consist of both applications and services, cause your Mac OS Sierra to heavily weight various hardware, such as, physical memory and processor. Take control of log-in items, do not let them sneak without your notice.
1. Click the Apple Logo on the upper left side of your screen, and select System Preferences.
2. Click on Users & Groups icon in the newly opened System Preferences dialog box.
3. Click the Login Items tab. One by one disable all the login items that you see in the list.
Update your Apps
Many apps scan for new updates when you run them. However, the App Store brings you a quick list of all new updates so that you can install them with a single click.
1. Click the App Store icon on your Dock, a prominent bar consisting of different program icons at the bottom of your screen.
2. Click on the Update tab. Mac should automatically search and download new updates as soon as they are found.
3. If an update download gets stuck, you’ve an option to cancel it anytime.
Restart your MacBook
Some people tend to close their MacBook’s lid and put it into sleep for whole night. You must occasionally reboot your MacBook to free up the memory, prevent a condition called memory leak which occurs when you your Mac runs out of memory and becomes sluggish in nature. Your operating system should probably take 15-20 seconds to reboot.
- Click the Apple logo, select Restart.
Quit Resource-intensive Applications
Take a few moments to kill unwanted applications that considerably slow down your Mac. Right-click an application minimized to your Dock, select Quit.
1. Click the Go menu on the system menu bar, select Utilities.
2. You’ve the Utilities page on your screen. Open up the Activity Monitor.
3. You can navigate processes by their CPU and Memory usage through respective tabs.
4. Select a process and click the Info icon on the upper left corner to reveal detailed information about the process. You can see the RAM memory size, virtual memory size, shared memory size, private memory size, and various other statistical details.
5. Quit the dialog.
6. One by one terminate high resource consuming processes. To terminate a process, select it and click the cross icon named Force Quit.
Empty the Trash
Trash also known as Recycle Bin in other operating systems, contains any files that have been deleted by the user.
1. Click the Trash icon on the Dock.
2. Delete any unwanted files from the Trash.
Uninstall Crappy Apps
If you’re struggling with slowly responding and laggy Mac OS Sierra, it’s most likely due to crappy apps. It’s time to get rid of such apps.
1. Click the Go menu on the system tray, select Applications.
2. All the applications installed on your MacBook will appear on your screen.
3. Right-click an app you never use, select Move to Trash.
Minimize Visual Effects and Animations
The dock settings enable users to change various setting such as genie effect while a user minimizes a window. There are other options to disable animating of opening of applications. lesser the visual effects, faster will be the MacBook performance.
Delete Browser Cache
When the default browser in Mac OS, i.e. Safari, crashes, it results into corruption of the temporary files, cache contents, and other data, which is temporary in nature. This can impact your browsing performance, websites may load slower than usual, stuck while loading, or at times, scripting errors may also occur.
1. Fire up Safari, the built-in web browser.
2. Click the Safari menu in the system menu.
3. Select Clear History option.
4. In the new dialog that appears, set the drop-down box value to All History and hit Clear History.