There are a range of reasons why your Mac’s output can be reduced. If you can figure out what is wrong, you can fix it. You can fix the most common causes of a slow Mac yourself and relatively easily. Here are some easier tips you can try to speed up your Mac. However, hardware problems are an exception. If your Mac has a problem with a particular component, the repair will become more complicated. Even desktop computers, such as the iMac, are notoriously difficult to repair yourself – Apple uses large amounts of glue and solder in its manufacture.
Ask Apple To Take A Look!
In the worst-case scenario, you can always contact Apple for assistance. The Apple Store will run all of the Diagnostic Kits on your laptop if you schedule a free Genius appointment. They should be able to come up with a solution to the problem after that. If your warranty has expired and you don’t have AppleCare, you’ll have to pay out of pocket to have your computer fixed. Make an appointment at the Apple Store to figure out what’s wrong with your machine and how much it’ll cost to repair it. Repairs can only be charged until you have given your permission for them to be made.
Software As The Reason For Slowdown
When software isn’t functioning normally, your computer can appear to be unresponsive. This behaviour can be caused by a crashing app, but it can also be caused by misusing malware that tries to take over the whole system. If you think an app has failed, right-click the icon in the Dock, keep down the Option key, and then click Force Quit. To force exit the current programme, use the keyboard shortcut Command + Option + Esc.
Not Sure About the Crashed Application?
If you are unsure which application has crashed or believe something has crashed in the background, launch Activity Monitor. View the “percent CPU” list in decreasing order by pressing the “CPU” button. In this way, the applications that use the most processing power are displayed at the top. If you notice something more than its fair share, click on it and then click the “X” to kill the process.
Is Memory Leak Causing You Stress?
Sometimes performance issues are caused by memory leaks where a particular task or process consumes all available memory. To see the memory, click the “Memory” tab and rearrange the “Memory” column in descending order to see similar results. You can kill processes in the same way as a crashed application.
Completely Crashed Processes
Completely crashed processes appear in red and next to them in the “No Response” section of the Activity Monitor. You can kill these and restart them. If you’re experiencing recurring issues with the same applications, you may want to consider some other use (or drop an email to the developer).
Finally: Your Mac Needs Space To Breathe
Another common source of macOS slowdown is a shortage of disc space. MacOS would be unable to run maintenance scripts and background processes that keep the machine running if there is insufficient free space on the boot disc. Regrettably, Apple does not define how much free space is needed to keep your Mac running smoothly.