How To Speed Up A Slow macOS 10.13 Without Spending Money?

Do you remember the speed at which your brand-new Mac used to work? Are you frustrated with your slow Mac and frequently think about the good old times you shared with your new Mac? You can relive those memories again. As time goes by, systems start working slowly, mostly on account of the user’s negligence. Instead of burning a crater-sized hole in your pocket by buying a new computer, just follow the tips given below and reclaim the performance and speed of your Mac.


  • Keep up with updates

Apple keeps rolling out updates for macOS. These updates boost performance; fix flaws which might conflict with the uniform working of the Mac device. To make sure whether your device is updated or not, head to the Apple icon and click on About this Mac. After that, go to Software Update.

  • Reboot the Mac

At times, Mac responds or works slowly because many processes are running on it. Therefore, try to reboot the Mac. Close all apps and save all the documents before doing that. After that, go to the Apple icon and click on Shut down. If you cannot shut it down due to some reason, then go to Activity Monitor and close the applications which are using a lot of memory.

  • Delete the cache

Cache can be a cause behind the sluggish performance of your Mac. You need to go to the Finder and select Go. In the menu, click on Go to Folder and then go to caches in the library. Click on Edit and choose Select All. Now, send all the files to Trash. Reboot the system and then clear the Trash.

  • Remove login items

Some applications that are downloaded through the App Store could be set by default to start automatically after sign in. You need to remove login items to boost the performance of your Mac. Go to Apple icon and click on it. Select System Preferences and click on Users and Groups. After that, from the left list, click on your username. Go to Login items and pick the applications you wish to remove. Click on the minus button to remove them.

  • Update the RAM

The volume of free RAM space essentially decides your Mac’s complete performance. The latest version of macOS (High Sierra) needs a minimum of 2Gigabytes RAM to function sleekly. You can get more RAM to make the most out of your Mac.

  • Disable visual effects

An excellent way to help you when you try to find ways to improve the speed of your Mac is to disable visual effects. Admittedly, they are visually appealing. Still, nobody gives a dime when their Mac is working sluggishly. Switching off specific features can considerably improve the speed of your Mac device. Follow the steps given below t disable visual effects on Mac:

  • Go to your dock and click on System Preferences.
  • Now, you need to uncheck the squares next to Animate Opening apps, Auto hide, and show the Dock.
  • After this, click on the Minimize windows using option and then replace the default Genie effect with Scale effect.

Marshall Lyne is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at .


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