Most people eventually notice that their computers start to slow down as time goes by. Although this process normally happens gradually, you may not realize it at first until it is apparent enough. Odds are your Mac is going to start slowing down at some point or other, but the good news is that there are steps that you can take to increase its speed.

If you want to speed up Mac and restore its performance levels, here are a few things that you should try:

  • Clean out ‘junk’ and unnecessary files from your hard drive.

If your hard drive starts to fill up with junk and unnecessary files it will slow down, so you should make sure your delete them – including logs and cache files, trash bins, unused localizations, duplicate files, and so on. While tracking these files down manually can be time consuming, Movavi Mac Cleaner will help make it easier as it will automatically scan and locate them all and let you delete them with a single click.

  • Remove unwanted startup items

Every time a Mac boots up it launches certain and assuming yours is booting up slowly, there may be too many startup items so you should remove any that you don’t need. If you want you can do so manually, or you’ll find all the startup items listed in Movavi Mac Cleaner’s ‘Startup Optimization’ tab so you can toggle them on and off as you see fit.

  • Uninstall apps that aren’t being used

Another way to free up space on your hard drive is to uninstall apps that you never (or rarely) use. If you use the ‘Uninstaller’ in Movavi Mac Cleaner you can ensure that no leftovers remain when you uninstall apps you don’t need, and it will also help you track down files left behind by other apps so you can remove them too.

  • Clear files and items from your desktop and dock

As a rule of thumb you should try to keep the number of items on your desktop and dock at a bare minimum. That should be relatively easy, as you can move any files on your desktop to another folder and remove items from your dock that you don’t use that often.

Assuming your Mac is a bit dated, it may be low on RAM in which case you may want to consider upgrading it by installing more. That should be a last ditch option however, after trying the items listed above. All in all it should be easy to see how useful Movavi Mac Cleaner can be in helping to speed up a Mac however, as it will make the tasks involved far easier and much less time-consuming than otherwise.