While technology can be great when it’s working exactly how you want it to, it’s not uncommon for your devices to be complicated, confusing, slow, unresponsive, or buggy at times.

If something like this happens once or otherwise on a rare basis, you might just chalk it up to nothing. But when your device, especially if you have a Mac, isn’t running well on a consistent basis, there are things you can try to get things going back to normal. To show you how this can be done, here are three tips to keep your Mac running smoothly.

Don’t Hold On To Apps You Don’t Use

Over the lifetime of your having your Mac, you’ve likely downloaded an application or two that you’re no longer using. So rather than just letting it sit on your machine and take up space and memory, it’s best to occasionally go through your files and delete things you’re not running anymore.

According to Antonio Villas-Boas and Nathan McAlone, contributors to Business Insider, removing apps or files from your computer is as easy as dragging them over to the trash can from your finder window. So if you think that you might have some things hanging out on your computer that don’t need to be there anymore, uninstall them so you can keep things running smoothly.

Keep Your System Up To Date

Another simple way to keep your Mac running quickly and efficiently is to keep your operating system up to date.

According to, when software gets updated, all kinds of kinks are worked out, from fixing holes in security to streamlining processes so performance is enhanced. So when you have an update available but haven’t taken advantage of it, you’re just running your system at a less efficient rate. Because of this, you should readily accept any updates to your operating system as soon as they become available to you.

Have Enough Free Space On Your Device

This next tips is less of a quick fix and more of a principle to help you maintain your Mac. According to Tim Brookes, a contributor to, your Mac needs to have a certain amount of free space available for everything to run as it should. So if you’ve been given notice you’re running low on free space, it’s time to act.

To get more free space on your device, simply start getting rid of some of the junk that you have left on your laptop but that you’ve stopped using. Once you’ve deleted files that aren’t important to you anymore, you should have more than enough memory available for your device to function at the best of its ability.

If you want to ensure your Mac keeps running smoothly, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you learn how you can achieve this.

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