Why Is My Mac (or PC) Running Slowly? - Purple Computing
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Why Is My Mac (or PC) Running Slowly?


We probably get asked this question every day: why is my Mac so slow? We have all experienced the beachball, spinning wheel of death and slow load times. The good news is that the answer is (usually) quite simple to find.


Everybody who has used a computer for more than a few years will have experienced the dreaded ‘slow down’. Your new PC or Mac is great out of the box, blazing fast. But over time things slow down.

You know the rot has begun when it takes 10 minutes to warm up in the morning before you can click anything. Maybe your applications and programs don’t open so quickly any more. Switching between tabs, apps or windows is painfully slow. You see the egg timer, the beach ball, the spinning wheel of doom or the funny blue swirly circle all the time.

Whatever you call it, work isn’t getting done, blood pressure is rising and you’re getting very, very fidgety.

We’re mainly Apple folk at Purple, but there is a really simple process of elimination to identify the cause of slowdowns on both Windows 10 and any macOS version. It’s pretty much the same for both.


 


So there you have 5 reasons your Mac or PC might be running slowly today.

You will notice that we’ve not talked about old favourites. Actions such as defragmenting your disk (which generally happens automatically nowadays), or telling you to have a good old fashioned tidy up. None of that will make any tangible difference, so save yourself the time and energy.

Most of the time you will be dealing with one of the above 5 reasons in one form or another. Get in touch if you need any help improving the performance of your Mac or PC.

Mac slowing you down?

Contact us today and we can quickly diagnose your slowly running Mac problem. Get your productivity back on track.

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