Why is my Mac so slow?
Has your Apple Mac been running slow lately? It can be very frustrating when your Mac slows down, but it can be quite tricky to pinpoint exactly what the reason is.
Your Mac may well be broken or have a serious issue. If that’s the case, you will probably need a professional to carry out Mac computer repairs.
However, there are plenty of less serious factors to take into consideration.
For example, your hard drive might be getting full. Nothing will make a Mac run slowly quite like a full hard drive. If your hard drive is nearly full, you can try transferring some files onto an external device.
An outdated OS X will also really slow down your Mac. Your OS X is very important to how your Mac runs, so check to see if you are using the latest version.
Another common problem that’s easily fixed is programmes running in the background. Your Mac may be starting slowly, running numerous applications unnecessarily. Check your start-up settings, and get rid of anything you don’t need. You can also prevent apps from running in the background using Activity Monitor.
There is also a chance that a virus is what’s slowing down your Apple Mac. This is a more problematic scenario, and you’ll probably need someone to carry out a virus removal.
And don’t forget; sometimes your Mac might just be too old. Whether it’s a MacBook or an iMac, computers simply don’t last forever!