Taking care of digital devices through regular maintenance keeps them functional and running for longer. When it comes to Apple products, physical maintenance of devices becomes even more important as they are expensive, and you would want to avoid splashing out on a new one every year just because there were some issues that snowballed and led to significant hardware or other problems.
Let’s discuss some useful tips that will allow you to keep your Apple devices in the best shape without spending much time.
Clean the Charging Port Carefully
Whatever digital device you use, whether macOS or Windows, each of them has a charging port. If your device is not charging properly, the adapter or the wall outlet itself can be at blame. You can clean any dust or dirt particles that might be clogging the charging point.
Use a soft and supple brush to remove any sticky debris, but make sure you clean it delicately without damaging the contact points. Alternatively, try to plug another device into the charging outlet to check if it works properly. If nothing seems to work, there might be a hardware issue, so you can connect to Apple Support for assistance.
Delete Apps & Programs
One of the main methods to optimize your iMac’s or MacBook’s hard disk is deleting all redundant applications and programs that you do not use anymore. These files are consuming a lot of storage space, making your system sluggish.
Moreover, all the applications and programs stored on your hard drive take their share of resources, which affect the overall performance and functionality of the device. If deleting data doesn’t help you retain the functionality, backup your device and reset imac 2021 to factory settings.
Clean the Speakers & Microphone
Cleaning the speakers and microphones of your digital devices is important to get the right output. If you don’t clean your Apple accessories, you will have to compromise with the music playback, call quality, and your ability to control Siri.
Take a soft-bristled toothbrush or makeup brush and rub it over the opening, joints, and other areas that require cleanup. A piece of tape can help you to collect the dust and lift the particles away to clean your phone. Do not use canned air to clean the microphone or speaker as it can damage it beyond repair.
Clean your Device Storage
So, when your device is clean from the outside, it’s time to clear all data items to clean it from the inside. Do not let the internal storage saturate completely with data as it can crash your drive, and you may not be able to get it repaired.
Move data to an external storage device or iCloud to free up space on your Mac’s hard drive. Reducing data on your hard drive will improve overall productivity and performance. Moreover, moving data to the iCloud drive means you can access your data not just from the MacBook, but also from iPhone and iPad so long as you have an internet connection, and the devices are synced with the iCloud account.
Update Your Apps
After deleting all unnecessary applications from the iMac, Mac, iPhone, MacBook, or iPad devices, you will notice a significant performance boost. If the device is still lagging in between while you are running an application, check if all the apps are updated or not.
Check if any updates are available by visiting the Software Update section of macOS. The updates that you receive periodically include important security updates and features. Installing updates is mandatory for the smooth performance of the applications and the security of the device.
Speed Up Internet Connection
A slow internet connection will make your system sluggish and ruin your work. Your apps will take hours to download, which is annoying. Disconnect your WiFi connection and then reconnect to check if the download speed improves.
Unplug your modem and then the router for at least 20 seconds, then plug them again to check if the speed improves. Connect your device to WiFi, run a streaming app, and check if it runs flawlessly. You can install a WiFi extender to improve the WiFi reach in every nook and corner.
Update macOS & Limit the Login Items
Updating macOS to the latest version can considerably improve your device performance. Apart from that, you can also take note of the applications that are running in the background. These applications activate automatically every time you start your computer or any other digital device.
Disable these login items to ensure that they are not consuming the system memory, speed, or other resources. It will help you to improve the overall performance of your device, and you will not feel lags or slowdowns while running even the high-end apps.