What happens when you are working on an important project, and your Mac hangs? You start feeling frustrated with no idea why this is happening to you. Right? After using your system for a while, if you are not giving proper attention to its maintenance, things might start impacting its overall performance. 

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Do you know what the potential causes of a lagging Mac could be? If not, read along and know yourself. 

 

The hard drive is completely full 

There are plenty of reasons that might result in a full hard drive. For that, first of all, you must choose the Storage tab in the icon saying “About this Mac.” It will help you clean some data, such as photos, unused folders, or files. If you don’t know what to do, choose the obvious solutions. For instance, you can also opt for iCloud storage or an external hard drive to create some space for new files. 

Once you do this, your system will get back to its normal pace without any hiccups again. 

Operating System is not up-to-date

Let’s understand this with an example. Suppose you are using Instagram for a few years now. Did you notice that it’s still not the same as it was a few years back? Obviously, the developers made a few changes to make the experience smooth and streamlined. 

Similarly, digital devices also have to undergo a series of changes to match the current or upcoming versions. Also, Apple releases an update once a year to fix the bugs or issues. This way, it keeps up the efficiency of the device. So, always make sure to use the latest version to avoid any hang-ups. 

Background applications are making it slow 

It’s simple. If you overburden your system with more than what it can take, it will automatically slow down. Of course, you didn’t do anything intentionally. But sometimes apps stay in working mode since they don’t close properly. 

So, all you have to do is check your “Activity Monitor” and close the files that are not closed properly. This way, you can see what’s potentially causing the lag, and you can rectify the issue easily. 

 

Mac is infected With Malware 

Unlike popular beliefs, some viruses can infect your Mac device. However, it’s still hard to breach. But if your system is lagging and nothing else is the reason, then you must check for Malware or viruses. 

Install reliable antivirus software and scan your system for infected files. Doing so will help you return your system back to its original condition within no time. 

 

Wrapping up

It goes without saying that a slow-running device can completely distract you from important tasks. So, it is important that you have some hacks handy to get up and running within no time. After all, you can’t excuse yourself just because your device was lagging. 

Hence, use the tips mentioned above and avoid the scenarios when your system takes time to translate your commands into actions. So, did it help? Are there any more issues that are troubling you? Feel free to share with us.

 

Umair Ahmed
Umair is a web & graphic designer based in Newcastle. Umair started designing and drawing from a young age and most of his design skills and knowledge are self taught. He moved to Digital Media while doing Multimedia course at Newcastle College. Umair loves writing about games and emerging technologies. "The one thing I love most about writing is it feels like an accomplishment." He can be reached at: [email protected]

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