Why Is Macbook Pro Slow And How To Fix It?

I’m delighted to say that I’m a Mac user 🙂

Yes, a couple of months back I bought MacBook Pro to undertake my blogging and writing-related tasks.

I’m completed satisfied with the features of Mac, and it makes me feel like a highly professional online marketer.

I hope you are also a Mac user! When you just bought your first Mac everything was completely different!

You might be working with lightning speed initially. But over time everything changes and the “rainbow wheel” turns more and more often, making you nervous and does not let you work comfortably anymore.

I came across this awesome article by MacPaw and understood the reasons for this behavior of Mac.

Thus I have taken the right opportunity to offer some tips for its elimination.

There are three possible causes of “stagnation.”

  • The lack of system resources (such as the amount of RAM, or free space on the primary drive).
  • Software errors and incompatibility of the software (all developers are also people, and they are also prone to make mistakes).
  • Computer defect (the presence of sectors of unreadable information on the disk surface or a damaged RAM module, for example).

To optimize the work of the system, you can follow the below strategies! 

3 Helpful Tips To Make You Mac Run Fast 


1. Reduce The List Of Regularly Launched Software

Many users install on their Macs system utilities and additional software tools, expecting from them an incredible benefit.

But in fact, they are launched only ones per five years. Most of the users sometimes can not even describe the purpose of a particular program they have.

And all these utilities have a number of their processes running actively and in the background: scanners, monitors, synchronization services, update checking services and so on.

Any of these background processes can be the reason for the slow work of your Mac. Try to delete or disable them.

You can do it manually, but if you have gathered a lot of them for many years, it is more suitable to use special cleaning tools, like CleanMyMac, for example. The program includes both cleaning tools and special utilities.

To the range of cleaning system are added opportunities to work with iTunes and mail. The tool for working with iTunes removes old backup copies, various updates and other unimportant files of the standard multimedia aggregator.

Mail Utility will save disk space by searching and deleting local copies of downloaded files that will continue to be stored on the mail server.

Favorite by many users “Smart cleaning” function will scan the system for all items in the “Cleaning” section with the right to choose actions where user participation is required.

2. Make Sure You Have Enough RAM

Operating systems, programs, utilities, everything is updated. And new versions need a lot of resources.

For modern Macs and operating systems, we recommend to have at least 4 GB of RAM, but of course, extra RAM would be useful.

Be aware of the most “voracious” programs on the Mac. This is the focus of your computer’s activity.

It shows how much system resources each process consumes. If you find an application that loads the processor, eats a lot of memory and absorbs much energy, it can be quickly closed in the “System Monitoring.”

It would also be worthwhile to start “System Monitoring” periodically, look at the size of the remaining free memory, and select the processes by the amount of RAM consumed.

“Gluttonous” processes for memory can be stopped by completing the corresponding programs, and if nothing helps, it’s time to update the Mac (at least by expanding the memory capacity).

3. Put The Things On Your Disk In Order

The speed of the Mac depends on the amount of free space available on the disk. If the drive is more than 90% full, the computer may be slow. Check how much space is left on your disk.

Open the Apple menu, click “About this Mac” and go to the “Storage” tab.

If it is free less than 10% of the drive capacity, clean the disk of unnecessary files. To do this, click on “Manage” and follow the recommendations of the storage optimization system.

One of the best ways to boost system performance is cleaning your hard drive from various files that you do not need anymore. The category of such data include all sorts of logs, caches, temporary files, extensions, duplicate files and much, much more.

To find and delete this file jungle, you can apply to specialized applications. If you do not want to go deep inside the file system – it’s better to use the profile utility.

Wrapping Up

How to speed up my MacBook Pro?” has turned a million dollar question! 

You should understand that there is a list of potential problems make the Mac slow. The slowness may be due to either the fullness of the disk drive or malware that needs to be removed.

Whatever be the reason, I would advise you to keep the Mac clean by avoid installing unessential applications. Moreover, make sure that you are using the lightweight browser and keep the software up-to-date.

Out of all, try to use the cleaning software and cooling pad for your device. Please don’t blame that your Mac is slow. Carry out the works that I have explained in this post. 

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1 thought on “Why Is Macbook Pro Slow And How To Fix It?”

  1. the 3rd point is killer… i have never thought of it… thanks for sharing.. is there any software to transfer quick data from macbook to air

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