'Why is my Mac so slow?': 6 ways to speed up your Mac computer when its performance is lagging
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- Over time, Mac computers can slow down due to any number of reasons.
- Anything from a buggy program to an overloaded internet cache could be the culprit.
- Here are six common issues that could impact your Mac's speed, and how to fix them.
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It comes on slowly, reducing page load times and overall responsiveness over weeks or even months, until, eventually, you notice it: Your Mac isn't running as fast as it used to, and now it's enough of a problem that it's time to fix it.
But how can you do that?
We've put together six potential reasons why your Mac is running slowly, and troubleshooting tips to help speed it back up.
Assuming your issue isn't a poor Wi-Fi connection, another network issue, or a serious problem with your computer, here are a few common reasons your Mac might be experiencing slowed performance:
1. You put off updates for too long
2. The hard-drive is almost full
3. You haven't restarted your Mac in a long time (and when you do, you have a bunch of tabs open)
4. There are too many apps running at once
5. You restarted your Mac with a ton of apps open
6. The cache is overloaded
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