A Mac is one of the best computers you can buy. However, like any other electronic device, it needs a lot of care to work and last. With the idea that you learn to do the best maintenance of your Mac, in Applications and Technology we will give you four basic tips to avoid damaging your device.
Keep in mind that these tips are only for maintenance on your Mac and not for repairs because the screen has been damaged, or due to overload. If you need to repair your Mac, iFixRapid helps you solve it and identify the problem so that you optimize your budget in the best way, avoiding unnecessary expenses.
If your problem is that the Mac is slow, and then take note of the advice, we are going to give you to solve it. The problems of the computers that have Mac OS as operating system begin to manifest when you install too many programs, because you reach the hard disk capacity limit.
We recommend you start using an external hard drive so you can backup all important documents. In this way, you will avoid losing data in the future, regardless of whether or not you have done the maintenance of your Mac.
Remember that your computer at any time may present a failure. Therefore, if you have too important files it is preferable that you have them on two different devices, so as not to lose them.
To improve the performance of your Mac you must install the updates
If your Mac runs slow it is probably because it does not have the necessary updates. Therefore, a key part of maintaining your Mac is to check that the Mac Os version is up to date.
Apple always finds solutions that improve the performance of your Mac computer, thereby reducing or eliminating the slowed down processes that may affect it. In the Mac world, it is always best to install the latest updates unless your device is considered obsolete or has no support. In all other cases, the Mac OS update will always improve performance.
To check what updates you can install, you must enter the Mac App Store. Once there, click on “Updates” and so you can update your Mac to the latest version.
To optimize your Mac you must delete the applications that you no longer use
As with Windows or Smartphones with Android operating system, the more programs are installed, the more tasks will be running in the background. For this reason, in many cases the processor becomes slower and increases the execution timeout.
As our goal is to improve performance through the maintenance of your Mac, we will tell you what you should do to reduce the number of processes that are carried out in the background.
All you have to do is delete all the applications or programs you don’t use. In this way, you will free the memory and leave more space for your mobile to run applications that you do need.
To check all the programs your computer has, you must go to the menu bar, click on “Go” and then select “Applications”. There the list of all the Apps you have installed will be displayed.
Once you have decided which programs you want to remove, you can start uninstalling them. To do this you can drag the application to the trash or right click and select move to the trash.
Maintain the hard drive of your computer
When you do maintenance of your Mac you should also check the hard drive. It is important to check the status of the hard drive, as this will help you avoid losing data, as well as minimize errors.
In most cases, the problems you find on the hard drive can be solved immediately. But when you can’t do anything, it is best to make a backup of your files.
Doing the analysis of your hard drive is very simple. First you must go to the menu bar and click on “Go” and then on “Utilities”. Then you will select “Disk Utility” and choose the “Main Hard Disk”. When you are there, click on “First help”.
In case of an error, you should start the repair of your Mac by clicking on the + R command.
You must clean the Mac in depth
Finally, to maintain your Mac, you must check what is taking up more space on your hard drive. Click on the Mac icon and then select “Storage.”
When the calculation is finished, you will be able to observe a bar that will inform you how much space each type of file you have stored on your computer is occupying in your memory. And at this point, you can start cleaning your Mac’s hard drive. To see more details you must click on “Manage”.
The most advisable thing is that you start on recommendations, which will appear at the top of the list. There they will give you the advice of what files you should delete. For example, it will tell you to delete the iTunes movies you have already seen or to clean the trash.
In the other categories, you will see what occupies the most memory in each of them. This way you will know what applications, documents or iBooks are filling your hard drive.
If you carry out these maintenance tips for your Mac, we assure you that you will be able to optimize the performance and speed of your Mac to make it look like new. And if you know any more advice, do not hesitate to share it with us in the comments.