There are many reasons why our APS issued MacBooks might run slow. Regular care and maintenance of your issued device can help it run smoother and faster so you can be a success. Here are some easy-to-follow tips that can help you get your laptop back up to speed and you back to work.
Some of the most commonly reported issues include:
- Apps become slow, freeze, or crash
- The fan is running loudly
- The browser is slow to load pages.
HOW TO speed up APS MacBook
Restart your Mac
|It sounds obvious, but it is the most common step that students and staff can do to ensure a faster processing machine. Just like a good night’s sleep a restart can solve most issues.
For maximum efficiency this should be done at most daily, or at least 2-3 times a week.
Close unnecessary applications
Another cause of Macs running slow is too many applications running at the same time.
Take a moment to check now. Are there any applications open on your Mac that are stuck?
Check Storage Space
|If your MacBook is low on available storage place, this will cause your MacBook to slow down. Here’s how to check your storage:
Select the Manage button and enable Apple’s built-in storage optimization tools. If you run into issues where you you do not have free storage space (some larger applications, videos, or photos can do that) or you cannot remove specific files/file types the you might need to submit a Student Technical Support Ticket to request and have your laptop reimaged.
Declutter your Desktop
Another simple and easy tip is to remove the clutter on your Desktop; if you use Stacks because it’s all nicely organized, it’s easy to forget what is lurking. Take a moment to clean up the clutter on your Desktop.
If you aren’t using Stacks but want to, it’s effortless to enable it: