All Mac owners are well acquainted with the spinning ball that appears on the screen. Sometimes that spinning ball does not want to go away. Here are four tips from Computer City Repairs on how to boost your Mac’s performance, but make sure to back up your data first.
1. Consider an SSD
Converting to a solid-state-drive (SSD) from a spinning hard drive is one of the best things you can do to progress your Mac’s performance. This is a very easy task but will have a great impact on how your computer runs.
2. Increase memory
At this point you probably have many files on your computer and they take up a lot of memory. You might want to consider increasing the RAM. You can do this at the same time you change the hard drive. First though, you need to find the right RAM for you. Make sure you purchase the correct amount, type, and speed.
3. Get rid of unneeded files
If you’ve had your Mac for a while there will be old files you haven’t looked at for a long time. If you have such files, now is the time to get rid of them. If you don’t want to completely delete them, you can save the files on a flash drive and clean them from your Mac. This way you will have those files if you ever do need them.
4. Close some apps
Your Mac might be taking long to start up because there are too many applications trying to open. Just like you close applications on your phone to make it load faster, you need to do the same to your Mac. Follow these steps to close any unnecessary apps: System Preferences > Users & Groups then click on the Login Items tab to see the list of apps trying to open when you start up your Mac. From here you can highlight and close the apps you don’t need.