Some users after upgrading to macOS Sierra noticed that Mac was much slower. Despite the fact that the developers of Cupertino trying to optimize the OS for a long time and support the old hardware, the features of the updated editions are growing, and with them, the requirements for “iron”.
There are a few simple tips that allow you to return a computer running macOS Sierra old begins.
1. Mac slow after update? Wait!
Immediately after update Mac performs re-indexing the drive for Spotlight and Siri works, which can last for several hours. This is especially true of systems that have many files. It is important to wait for the completion of indexing of all content, as if to interrupt the process, Spotlight will not work properly, in consequence of which sooner or later will have to carry out this procedure.
The reason for the slow work on the macOS can be the Photos app, which also carries out processing of an image. Of course, elapsed time, again depends on how big your photo library. This process also should not terminate for correct operation of the application.
Solution? It’s very simple – you need to wait. You certainly do not want to lose so much time, but indexing is required and occurs after the installation of each major. In most cases this is the reason for the decline in performance Mac, since all these processes occur in the background and heavily load the processor. Upon completion of the Mac is working again quickly.
2. Check “Messages”
I use a proprietary instant messenger Apple? If Yes, please note on GIF animation and stickers that can be stored in the app. Messages with stickers and animations to significantly load the CPU and slow down your Mac, and the app in General. In the “Monitoring system” be sure to check the status of the process Messages.
The good news is that all the animation will stop automatically once you just send anything in response. As an option you can also clear dialogue.
Gifs, add effects and stickers are a pretty fun way to spice up daily communication in the Network, but be aware that they require a lot more resources than plain text messages.
3. Disable transparency and visual effects
All the decorations of the system such as transparent Windows, of course, look great, but they also affect the performance of your Mac, as each new window requires more resources to render. The Mac was always known for the huge number of beautiful animations, but users who care about performance of the OS will have to turn them off.
Step 1: Open system settings and navigate to “Universal access”.
Step 2: In the sidebar, select “Monitor”.
Step 3: tick the items “Reduce traffic”, “Increase contrast” and “Reduce transparency”.
Step 4: Close The Settings.
After that, you will immediately feel how much faster was the weight. If the option “Reduce transparency” was already present in previous versions of the operating system, the “Reduce motion” appeared only in macOS Sierra.
4. Clean Desk
Many users on the desktop have accumulated hundreds of different icons, folders, pictures and apps. However, not many know that this leads to a slowdown in computer operation. If you have tons of shortcuts on the desktop, the simplest solution is to create a separate folder and move them all there. You can also use the option to disable the desktop, but it is only recommended for advanced users because it involves using the Terminal.
If you started to install OS on new applications, we recommend to visit log in category Users groups –> login items. Many applications strive to place itself in startup to save your time the next time you access it. If you use these programs not so often, then all of what it leads to – increase in download time Mac and performance.
5. Check background processes
If Mac began to slow the simplest option will be to go in activity Monitor and see what consumes your PC resources. Open the program, go to the CPU tab and sort the tasks by CPU usage. If you find that the app consumes a lot of CPU time, try to close it in a standard way. It is not necessary to complete the work of unknown processes, so they can be systemic.
If all else fails
If none of the above help, the problem might be compatibility with a specific application. Also possible bug in the operating system kernel. If these tips did not help you and your Mac still. you can perform a clean installation of macOS Sierra, or revert to OS X Yosemite.