How to Increase the Speed of Your Mac OS X

It is very common for a computer to get slow, but when it comes to Mac we always expect a smooth running system. Although, this is a fact that Macs are comparatively faster than any other system, but even Mac computers become slow due to many system activities. Here you will get to know about those tips that will give you the assurance of a faster Mac. Spend some time to clean up and upgrade your Mac OS X, and in return, it will give you a quick and smooth running system. You can use these tips to your Mac even it has not slowed down and speed has not affected yet, as optimization can surely improve the performance.


This is a very common issue on computers. With the constant running on the Mac, the OS X keeps on collecting cache files, such as System cache, User cache, Internet cache, Font cache, Misc. caches, over the time. If you do not clear these caches, they take a lot of space in the system memory and eventually slow down your Mac computer. OS X keeps on collecting cache files


With time, the data storage keeps on increasing, which make the Mac system slow. A larger storage drive, such as RAM and hard drive, for startup disk, can resolve such issue, and surely help your Mac to run smoothly.

Up to data Software

Mac OS X needs to be updated timely according as per the apps requirement. If you do not upgrade your old Mac OS X, then it will not be able to fulfill demands of the latest applications and will eventually slow.

Freeing Up Disk Space

A low disk space is a big cause of a slow Mac system. If your hard drive is running with low disk space, then it will surely make your Mac slow. This is simple to understand, as many applications need a good RAM and if your RAM memory is full then they use available hard drive space as a ‘scratch-disk’. Unfortunately, if your hard drive is also full then these applications will show “out of memory” error. To avoid such issues, you should remove unwanted folders and also clear the caches regularly. Additionally, you can also remove trash by right clicking on the trash icon on the dock and selecting Empty Trash.

Freeing Up Disk Space

Upgrade Your RAM

RAM plays an essential part in order to decrease or increase the speed of your Mac computer. If your Mac system has insufficient RAM space, then it will fail to match with the requirements of the latest apps, such as adobe tools. This will surely reduce the speed, no matter how updated version of OS you are using. Therefore, maximize the RAM of your Mac system according to its acceptance. This is the most common modification you can do whenever you feel that your Mac is getting slow.

Clean Up RAM

There are many applications, i.e. Photoshop, which don’t remove their data from RAM, even if you close them. Therefore, you should clean your RAM and remove all the unwanted applications. There are many utilities available that can help you to clean up your RAM automatically, such as Memory Diag etc. It will always increase the speed of your Mac system.

clean up your RAM automatically, such as Memory Diag

Use SSDs

You can replace your hard drive with solid-state drive, as SSDs are much faster than the normal hard drives. These storage drives are comparatively faster because they use flash memory for storage and do not use any spinning part to read/write the information. SSDs are very powerful, due to lack of moving parts they use less power and are more reliable. However, they are comparatively more expensive drives and available with limited storage capacity.

Configure your OS according to your usage

OS X includes multiple unwanted applications on the Mac system, which ultimately slows down the computer system. The worst part is, your Mac will not allow you to uninstall these applications, however you can disable them, if they are useless for you. OS X has a tendency that it automatically opens all the applications when you turn on your computer. You can configure this feature of your Mac according to your requirements, in case you do not need these applications to be open every time. Check your Login items and edit them as you want.How to Remove Startup Items in OS X

Disable Unused Features

There must be many applications and features available in your Mac that you do not use frequently, but they take the RAM space and processing power of CPU such as Dashboard and Notification Center. If you do not use them you can simply disable them to save the space. disable Dashboard and Notification Center mac os x

disable Dashboard and Notification Center mac os x 1

These are the most common tips that increase the speed of your Mac. In order to resolve the problem you can follow the mentioned resolutions that will surely reduce the complexity and increase the speed of your Mac system.

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