While 9 times out of ten our list of ‘How to Get rid of Mac Spinning Beach Ball of death – Quick fixes’
will do the trick and get your Mac back up and running in no time, if however your Mac has been suffering and running slow for a while and the spinning beach ball of death pays you regular visits, then one of these longer term solutions my be best…
Long Term Fixes…
If you have noticed your Mac has been running slow for sometime and the dreaded Mac spinning beach ball is always rearing its ugly head, then here are some long term solutions that can fix it.
Give your Mac a ‘Deep Clean’
Cleaning your Mac is essential if you wish to keep your Mac rocking that sexy signature snappy Apple speed. Over time computers inevitable get slower, but this is not usually because age (heck my vintage 2007 MacBook Pro is nearly as fast as my 2013 model). Computers slow down because their hard drive gets clogged up with old, forgotten, duplicate and unneeded files and softwares etc.
Cleaning your Mac is simply the process of safely deleting these files, freeing up gigabytes of disk space and consequently boosting your Macs processing speed. It is very easy to clean your Mac. While you can trawl through your files manually, trashing normal files by sticking them in your virtual bin, and using a good uninstaller software to remove apps and softwares, a professional Mac cleaner can do this and more for you instantly, at the click of a few buttons. Please see our article ‘Best Mac Cleaner Software Comparison’ for more info.
Upgrade your RAM
If your Mac seems to constantly struggle whenever you have more than two apps open at one time, then your RAM may unfortunately need an upgrade. In brief, your RAM (an acronym for Random Access Memory) is the important part of your machine that enables you to use several apps, programs and softwares at the same time. The more RAM you have the more programs you can have open without hindering your Mac performance and processing speed.
Upgrading your RAM is a little technical but is very easy and relatively inexpensive to do. I have even done it myself without the aid of an Apple genus breathing over my shoulder. If you would like to learn more about your RAM, where to find it and how to upgrade please check out these articles… My Mac RAM
Scan Mac for viruses
Mac computer are pretty good and warning off nasty online viruses and spyware, however they can slip through the net. Viruses are very good at making your Mac run slow (amongst other evil deeds), so if your Mac is currently struggle with average day-to-day tasks, and it is not down to a much needed RAM upgrade or a deep clean, then I suggest you scan your Mac for bugs. If your Mac has caught a bug whilst surfing the online wave then the sooner you identify it the easier it is to fix its inevitable damage.
There are some brilliant Mac anti viruses softwares out now, why not check out our review article – ‘Best Mac Anti virus software Comparison’.