Slow Mac - 5 Guaranteed Ways To Speed It Up
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One myth that should be exploded about Macs is that they don't slow down over time. I remember asking many several Mac users about this issue before I switched from Windows (which admittedly, is still far worse at slowing-down over time) and all boasted that no such slow-down problems existed on Mac. Typical responses were, "Mac's don't require defragging”, "Macs defrag themselves naturally”, "My Mac is as fast today as the day I bought it”, "My Mac is so fast I had to sue Apple for whiplash.”
Ok, the last one I made-up but the fact is, I've learned from experience that Macs do slow down. My Mac had a startup sequence of around 10 seconds when I got it. That's now been extended to almost a minute not to mention the frequent spinning beach ball for a cursor while it thinks about what to do next.
There are literally thousands of tips out there to speed-up your Mac ranging from cleaning your cache to reducing the room temperature to -50 and resting your Mac on a pillow. Many of them are often quoted but in reality not effective - Repairing Disk Permissions being one of the most notable. Here are 5 tips that I've found are genuinely effective: