Is Your Old Mac Computer Slowing Down? Here’s How to Give It a New Life

Is Your Old Mac Computer Slowing Down? Here’s How to Give It a New Life

-Uninstall Apps You Don’t Use

Do you have apps on your computer that you haven’t used in months or years? The problem with having all these old apps is that they’re usually running in the background, taking up precious memory and slowing down your computer. Also, to save even more memory, uninstall apps you don’t use. This will keep your computer from wasting space with apps you’ll never even open.

-Clear Out the Desktop

If the desktop on your Mac is feeling a little crowded, try clearing it out by deleting files and folders that are just sitting in the background without being used. Doing this can help free up some memory and speed up your computer.

-Clear Out the Downloads Folder

The downloads folder is often one of the first places we look when we need to clear out space on our computers. Most of us neglect to put files we’ve downloaded in other folders (i.e., documents folder), and instead let them sit there until they’re ready to be deleted. This leaves a lot of old files sitting on your computer taking up space and causing it to slow down. Delete the items you no longer need as soon as you download them, and give your computer some room to breathe.

-Update System Software

Make sure that all the system software on your Mac is up-to-date. You can do this by going to the Apple menu, then “About This Mac” and finally clicking on “Software Update.” If updates are available, download them to speed up your computer for free.

-Buy a New Hard Drive

If you still want to save your old Mac but it’s just too slow, you can spend a little extra money to give it a new life. For example, buy a larger hard drive and dedicate the old one just for backups. On the other hand, if your current computer is showing its age but you just can’t afford a new machine right now, consider buying an external hard drive to help your old one last a little while longer.

That’s pretty much how you give an old Mac a new life.