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How to Speed Up Slow Running macOS Catalina

How to Speed Up Slow Running macOS Catalina

In this article, I am going to show you tips and tricks on How to Speed Up Slow Running macOS Catalina. As you know that macOS Catalina is the latest operating system of apple company. It has many and many stunning features and the best thing is its look and design. Because the macOS Catalina operating system is too different than the old operating system of apple company. And many users of Mac are changing their old system into macOS Catalina because it is somehow easier and attractive. The macOS Catalina is also for the windows and if you want to try and use macOS Catalina on Windows. There are two ways in order to install macOS Catalina on Windows, install macOS Catalina on VMware on windows and install macOS Catalina on VirtualBox on windows with the help of an image file.

But most of the users of macOS Catalina is facing the main issue nowadays is that, the speed of macOS Catalina. And saying the macOS Catalina running on my Mac is slow because they don’t know the proper use of macOS Catalina. Therefore, no need to take tension because we have come up and we will cover you with some solutions and tips to speed up your Mac running macOS Catalina. So, now I will reveal some tips and tricks in order to speed up your Mac, If you really want to speed up your mac then make sure to follow each and every step of the following.

How to Speed Up Slow Running macOS Catalina

How to Speed Up Slow Running macOS Catalina
How to Speed Up Slow Running macOS Catalina

1. Clean-Up the Mac’s Drive

This is the main and common reason why the user faces Mac running slow issues. As a Mac user, you might know that macOS Catalina’s will be full quickly due to space issues. So, with that, the temporary and junk file takes and eats even more space of your macOS Catalina. In simple words, cleaning up the drive of macOS Catalina means to optimize the drive of it. Therefore, if you want to clean your Mac’s drive then make sure to follow each and every step below.

Step 1. First of all, Run your Mac, you have to click on the Apple Logo located at the top right corner of your screen. And click on the About this Mac.

Step 2. Then, you have to select the Storage and click on the Manage option from the left side.

Step 3. After that, click on Optimise from Optimize Storage section. This will now remove all the old files which you haven’t used for a while.

So, it was all about to clean up Mac’s Drive. However, there is also some more useful option which will give you more benefits to your Mac. And another option in the list is iCloud which will allow you to save your files and data. Therefore, your storage will have more space if you save your files and data in iCloud. So, your Mac will speed up.

2. Disable the Apps which you Don’t Use

The next step which will help you to speed up your Mac is, to disable all the apps which you don’t use. If you are still couldn’t solve the slow running of macOS Catalina then disable the useless apps which are not useful and not in use because it eats a lot of storage space. There are a lot of apps that you don’t use that, remain in the space of your storage and uselessly running on the background of your Mac. And eats the maximum space of storage and RAM. Therefore, follow each and every step below in order to disable the apps which you don’t use.

Step 1. You have to open the Finder of your Mac and click on the Applications.

Step 2. After that, click on the Utilities. Then double click on the Activity Monitor option in order to open the list of applications.

Step 3. Select the application which you don’t use and click on the X from the left top corner of your screen.

Step 4. A new window will pop up at the top, simply you have to click on the Force Quit option in order to uninstall/disable the selected application.

However, you have to check all the application which contains and use more space, power, RAM, and CPU. Therefore, disable all of those apps in order to speed up your Mac.

3. Stop Startup Applications on your Mac

The most common issue which most of the macOS Catalina users face while using the Mac and macOS Catalina operating system. When you start your Mac and the useless application will pop up. However, in order to speed up your Mac operating system, you need to stop the unnecessary applications that launch when the system starts. Therefore, you need to follow the steps below in order to close Startup applications on Your Mac.

Step 1. Click on the Apple Logo from the top right corner of your Mac screen. And click on the System Preference.

Step 2. Now, you need to click on the Users & Groups from the option System Preference.

Step 3. After that, select the User account and click on the Login Items tab in it.

Step 4. Then, you need to check the box of those items that you want to stop running during startup and click the – button at the bottom of the window. And at last, you need to Quit System Preferences then you are done with this tip.

That’s it. So, it was the simple process in order to speed up your slow running macOS Catalina by removing all those apps which launch when you start your Mac. Most of the problems of macOS Catalina will be solved if you apply this method. But again if you are facing the slow running macOS Catalina then head over to the below tips.

4. Is your Mac is Compatible with macOS Catalina to Run

Now, it is to check whether your Mac is compatible with Mac and is your Mac is able to run macOS Catalina. If you want to have to speed macOS Catalina then it is a common task to check your Mac. If your Mac is built in 2012 or 2013 then I am pretty sure that these two Mac is not compatible with macOS Catalina to Run. However, it may run the macOS Catalina operating system completely but it won’t work very well and you might face useless issues while using it. In this case, because of this reason, your Mac gets slower. Therefore, Here’s the list you need to check whether your Mac is Compatible with macOS Catalina to Run.

  • Mac Mini (Late 2012 or later).
  • iMac (2012 or later).
  • MacBook Pro (2012 or later).
  • MacBook Air (2012 or later).
  • Mac Pro (2013 or later).
  • MacBook (2015 and later).
  • iMac Pro (2017 or later).

5. Clean-Up System Junk on your Mac

After applying the given above tips than now head over to Clean-up system junk on your Mac. As you might know that the junk file which also means the temporary files, these eat maximum space of Storage on your Mac. There will be chance to slow down your macOS Catalina speed. And these junk and temporary files will also contain cache which will affect your Mac’s performance.

Step 1. You have to open the Finder of your Mac.

Step 2. Next, you have to click on the Go option from the top menu and a new window will pop up, you need to click on Go to Folder.

Step 3. Now type ~/library/caches/in the folder box and click on Go. This will open a window of all junk files, simply select all files and Move to Bin in Folder settings. That’s it! It will delete all the junk files.

Make sure that no process is stopped or no application has stopped working. If everything works fine, empty the bin to clean up those cache files forever.

6. Update your macOS Catalina to Latest Version

Updating your macOS Catalina to the latest version on your Mac is the common tip in order to speed up your Mac. It will make your Mac use easier and better and it will also fix all the bugs. macOS Catalina is making to its operating system very quickly to fix and remove and improve the performance of your Mac.

Step 1. Click on the Apple Logo from the top right corner of your Mac screen. And click on the System Preference.

Step 2. Then navigate to the System Update option on the system preference window.

Step 3. In this step, your mac will check itself if there is an update for macOS Catalina, if it finds any update, then click on Update Now. From the bottom, you can also check the button to keep your Mac automatically updated.

Final Words

That’s all about How to Speed Up Slow Running macOS Catalina. Speeding up your macOS Catalina can have many reasons and solutions which I discussed above. However, we have covered you with the best tips to speed up your Mac. I hope these tips and tricks on speeding up your Mac running macOS Catalina was useful for you. Therefore, if you faced any kind of problem or any question then feel free to comment below.

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