If you are thinking, “my iMac is running slow” “my iMac is slow to start” or “why is my iMac so slow?”, “why is my iMac running so slow lately?”.
Based on our experience, we think that there are more than five reasons why this is happening to your Mac. However, we’d like to name below just a few.
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1. Slow motion. Your Hard Drive is getting full.
Bear in mind that, even after you’ve identified all the folders and documents you’d be willing to remove, you will need to clean your system too. We don’t recommend any of the cleanup tools like CleanMyMac. The use of this kind of tools could damage your entire Hard Drive. It sounds excellent on paper, but, it may delete some valuable information or part of your Operating System automatically. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us; we will give you a Free Assessment.
2. Possible Outdated Operating System
Every 6 to 12 months, Apple typically releases updates to its OS X. Even if it doesn’t fully update it with a new name. They will release security patches or updates for it. Even if you think, as many Mac users do, that the Operating System (the latest is Sierra OS X) will slow down your Mac, it is critical that at least the security updates are up to date.
If you’d like to update your OS X, you don’t have to purchase anything, just click on your “App Store”. You will find it either in your Applications folder or at the bottom of your screen in your “Dock.” When the window opens, you will see on the top right-hand corner the “Updates”. You just click on that and check on the list, what updates you can use.
3. Startup is slow, seriously slow.
We suggest you give a superb clean to the login items section; your Mac will be very grateful of all the weight you’re going to take off.
Again, please do it manually and do not use software like CleanMyMac, it could damage your hard drive and data. Or get in touch with us on 01252 375167 we will be delighted to assist.
4. Too much going on, at the same time
So, try always to be aware of what you are running in the background, you could go and see if yourself. Just go to Finder > Applications and click on Launchpad you will find something called “Disk Utility”. Here you will see what is being used by you (user) and by the Operating System.
If you need assistance cleaning or clearing what is continuously running in the background, do not hesitate to get in touch.
5. Maybe is time for a change?
However, you’d need to consider that having an upgrade is what you’d need. But, you’d need an expert assessment first. What happen usually and this is an opinion based on what our customers told us over the years. And more than once, they have gone to the Apple Store, and they have been told that this or that other fault is too expensive to repair, or, not worthy of a fix and they try to sell a brand new Apple Mac. If it is a brand new Apple Mac Computer is what you’d need, we say, fair enough. Go ahead. But in most cases, it is still the chance of a repair. We have had hundreds of customers over the years that they’ve encountered themselves in a similar situation. So, please do not hesitate to come over to our shop for a FREE Assessment and the best advice possible after that.