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MacBook Pro very slow: How to get more performance out of your Mac

Working with a very slow MacBook Pro is hardly fun. Instead of buying a new one, however, there are many free ways you can get more performance with little effort.

MacBook Pro very slow: Check system

If your MacBook Pro is very slow, you should check and change some typical causes. Follow these steps:
  1. A common reason for a very slow MacBook Pro is outdated applications. Check the App Store on your Mac to see if there are any new updates, especially for applications.
  2. Also check if there is a system update.
  3. If you have the feeling that an application could be faulty, then start the Mac in safe mode. This runs an automatic repair program through.
  4. Shut down the MacBook regularly. Unlike Windows computers, Apple's operating system performs a kind of defragmentation of the hard drive during a restart, freeing up disk space.
  5. Do you have apps installed that require a lot of memory? Make sure that not all memory is used, but always leave a few GB free. Remove unnecessary apps or files and also empty the recycle bin.
  6. Have you stored many apps on the desktop, they must always be loaded at system startup. This can delay the boot.

More alternatives for your MacBook

If your MacBook is still too slow after these first steps, it is worth investing in better hardware. For example, upgrade your hard drive to an SSD drive or connect an external one. You can also replace the RAM on a MacBook.

By Schoenfelder Zaborski

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