MacBook pro like many other computer devices is also liable to lagging. This can cause additional frustration for the user. The good thing is that there are multiple ways of resolving the problems associated with a slow MacBook Pro. These are the things to look out for.
Ending bulky processes
There are functions that once executed consume and hoard a lot of the system dispensable resources hence making other functions less compliant. Using the activity monitor to analyze the running processes one can be able to pinpoint such processes.
• Go to Finder
• Open Applications.
• Select Utilities
• Open Activity Monitor
1. To launch this function press the command+ space function to activate the spotlight search.
2. Type the initials activity monitor and press to open the application.
3. To end a bulky process select on it and navigate to the X function to stop it.
It is important to save or back up any unsaved progress first before terminating the process. You can do this by:
• Open finder and navigate to system preferences
• Select the Time Machine and choose a disk to back up your stuff.
Another simple procedure is to check the memory consumption of the active processes and terminating the ones consuming most space.
Manage your web browser
The web browser is one of the complex applications involving execution of multiple functions. A browser that is not organized in its usage may experience failure hence making the system to lag. Google chrome is one of the browsers that have not been as efficient on the Mac platform.
Improving the speed of such a browser would entail clearing all the redundant tabs in the background.
Clear the browser’s history
This is possible by offloading cookies and the cache list
• Open Safari on the top left corner
• Select Clear History
Disable Encryption using FileVault Disk
The FileVault Disk Encryption is set as the default mode in Yosemite Mac OS X version. This ensures that the level of security is raised so that unauthorized accessibility to the device is restricted. It also prevents hackers or individuals with malicious motives from logging into your account and changing passwords without your permission.
In some Mac versions, this feature derails the sign in process thus resulting in a slow booting process. If by any chance this happens to be the case, you must:
Turn the FileVault off
If it is off, turn it on and then off. It is recommended that you leave the FileVault enabled unless there are signs of slow reaction when booting or restarting.
Increase the Speed of the Finder
By default, whenever you use the Finder window to search for results, it does using the “All My Files” format. That said, it is clear that if you have quite a large volume of files in your Mac, it will take longer to filter through to the required files. This may slow the finder whenever you open a new Finder window.
Chose a preferred storage folder
This can be prevented by accessing the preference icon in the “Finder” and choosing your preferred folder under “New Finder Windows Show.” For example, you can customize the Finder such that it only opens files under the “Documents” folder. In this case, Finder won’t have to open the “All My Files” category meaning the MacBook Pro will be no longer slow running.