The Reasons Why My Mac Is Running Slow

The Reasons Why My Mac Is Running Slow


It seems to be unavoidable that the Mac may run slower after it used for a certain time. Many users like to ask," What the reasons why my Mac is running slow?" Here are some answers to the question. Please readthe article to find whether your Mac is suffering from these errors.


1,Lack of Free Disk Space and RAM


When the hard drive is taken up too much space, your Mac performance drops down naturally. At least 10% of hard drive free is the basic requirement. You can find the available space at the bottom of the Finder window, or please click on the drive>Get Info (or CMD-I).


Like the Disk space, RAM is also very important to the good performance. More RAM can speed up the data processing. Magican can provide more hardware information about your Mac.


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2,Permissions Error after Upgrading


Normally speaking, Lion installer will fix permission errors after an upgrade. However, adding a third-party programs or restoring something through Time Machine may lead to permissions error.

3,Too Many Caches, Logfiles and Duplicate Files


Such files usually take up much space. Except the 3 kinds of files above, unused languages, useless binaries and the application leftover are also included. To delete them easily and quickly, we can take the help of some clean up utilities. Here is the detailed information about how to clean you Mac .


4,Lots of Start-up Items


Too many start-ups often slow down a Mac when it starts. Most people won’t notice that the programs set to start up through installation. We can disable the unwanted items in system preference. Or use Magican to close them.


5,Cluttered Icons on Desktop


Some users are lazy to tidy the files. Day by day, there are more and more icons on the desktop. It can drag down the speed dramatically.


6,Index Is Running All the Time


Spotlight is the search engine in OS X. However, the continuous indexing is the fundamental reason behind the issue.


7, Hard Drive Issue


Maybe it is the least likely reason. But it may cause the biggest problem. It is recommended to repair disk regularly to avoid disastrous issue.


8, Outdated Programs


Latest programs often run smoother and have fewer bugs. So please keep the Mac always run with the latest programs.


9, Forget to Quit Apps


Don’t forget to exit apps totally after you run them. Too many apps run at the same time will take up most CPU.




10, Malware and Virus


Although the Mac Trojan malware and virus are not common,still it’s better to check it.


Though They are just a part of the answers to“why my Mac is running slow?”, it can help most users speed up their Macs. Some apps, like Magican, can fix the errors I just mentioned.


Tips & Wiki
How to speed up a slow Mac

How to speed up a slow Mac

Changing a better disk utility can improve the Mac performance, but an easier way to speed up Mac is to save much free space for processing programs. If Mac does not have enough free space to support the work of programs, Mac may show to be very slow to response.

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Remove web history to speed up network

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Find any file by using Magican

Find any file by using Magican

Users who have used Magican before know that it has features of managing files. And after updated to the version 0.9.80, Magican replaced the document icon by a new added ToolBox, and added Magican File to the ToolBox. By doing so, users could not only manage documents in category, but also find any file by a search button.

Mac still needs maintenance

Mac still needs maintenance

Mac users can be considered as the most loyal computer users, they like the works at Mac. The work on Mac is always safe and easy. The easy to use interface and brilliant graphical display make Mac so appealing. For the excellent performance of Mac, many computer users consider that Mac rarely needs maintenance. However, like any other machine, Mac still needs to be maintained.

Magican meets different demands of people

Magican meets different demands of people

We used to make a survey on our official Facebook about Mac app function on different users from different countries. The question is what kind of App you would prefer: All-in-one app or single function app. And we got lots of feedback from our users on this survey. From the results, we found that almost half of the respondents would like their application to be single in function and another 50% prefers installing all-in-one applications.

Clean up Mac app

Clean up Mac app

To speed up Mac, there are lots of methods for you to select, like optimizing disk by releasing RAM, cleaning useless caches and cleaning duplicated files. Even though, I still need to introduce you another way, uninstalling app. Maybe most people won’t choose this method to speed up Mac, at least not the first choice. But actually this way is very effective in speeding up Mac.

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