Suppose your Mac is a few years old and it’s not running as fast as it used to. Sometimes it takes longer to launch apps, accomplish basic tasks and generally takes longer to do some things it did quickly in the past.
The solution to mac repair is to determine why it’s running slow and fix that issue. In this blog, we identify two potential culprits that could be slowing down your Mac and what steps you can take to fix it before sending it for a Mac repair.
No Extra Apps
It may be tempting, but don’t install more apps to fix the problem. Generally, when you search “how to fix a slow Mac”, the results will produce all sorts of software and products that claim to do this, such as maintenance and cleaning apps. Trust us ‒ you don’t need any of those. Some of these will actually slow down your Mac more and ultimately cause more problems. Instead, look for apps to uninstall.
The second most likely culprit for a slow Mac is those apps running in the background, silently using precious processor power. To make your Mac faster, you should figure out what’s running on your Mac and stop these unwanted processes. You can do this by selecting the Command Tab to access the Application Switcher, which shows you all currently running processes and apps. From this list, you’ll be able to identify which apps to close.
Another way to see if any unwanted applications or processes are running is by going to the Applications Folder and taking a register of what you have there. If you can uninstall some apps you don’t need anymore, that will go a long way to repairing your Mac.
Don’t Settle For A Slow Mac
The two previous suggestions are the most likely candidates for a slow Mac. But suppose none of these steps have worked, and your Mac is still slow ‒ what can you do? Don’t put up with it! Your Mac shouldn’t be slow. If none of these steps has helped, take it to a repair shop. Our experts will have insight into what could be causing your Mac to be slow or malfunction. This will also save you the time and effort in trying to figure it out for yourself.