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Mac running slow after update

MacBook not running at an accurate pace could the worst nightmare for Mac users. There could be countless reasons that may be the causes of the Mac running slow after update; Overloaded internet cache or third-party application, anything can affect the Mac fonctionnalities. The Common symptoms includes : 

  • Apps are slow to open or keeps freezing.
  • The fan is constantly running and has high noise.
  • Internet becomes super slow and it’s impossible to watch YouTube videos.

Here are the easy step to fix the Mac running slow after update.

1. Check whether your Mac is compatible with the latest macOS.

This is not a fix but it’s worth checking as the first step. Every new macOS that Apple has released has a minimum requirement on hardware. If your Mac machine is too old, it’s going to have a difficult time running the latest OS. Or not even compatible at all.

Follow this link and check if your Mac is compatible with the macOS version you want to install. 

2. Restart your MacBook

Restarting the device can eradicate most of the glitches associated with the Mac running slow after update issue.

It's easy and and take less time. And restarting the device will allow the stucked apps to reload and clear the cache as well.
Usually, a MacBook takes one-two minute to restart. If the device takes a much longer time to restart, then there is definitely an issue with the system.

3. Enable Optimize Storage with your Mac

In general, the more storage space you have for your Mac machine, the faster it will run. Optimize Storage is a cool feature that you can take advantage of.

  1. Click on the Apple logo.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select About This Mac > Storage > Manage.
  3. You’ll see a window like below, click on the “Optimize” button for Optimize Storage.
  4. Wait until it’s completed.

4. Delete the third-party applications 

At times third-party applications can cause problems with the MacBook Pro. There are sure short possibilities that your MacBook Pro is running slow after the update because of third-party apps like antivirus. Almost 50% of the time, this issue is caused by antivirus software such as AVG, Avast, etc. So you can easily fix this problem by removing the antivirus from the device.

5. Clean Install (Re-install) macOS

macOS is a great operating system, but it’s not perfect. That’s why Apple has been fine-tuning it since it was first released in March 2001. 

A clean install will erase all the data on your Mac hard drive. So you will have no customization, no third-party apps, no user data, etc. Just like you are having a new computer that should be quite fast. 


Important: make sure to back up your Mac before you start the clean install.