Big Mac – Why Do Apple Products Run Slow?

Posted on Dec 18 2017 - 6:52pm by Editorial Staff

Contrary to popular belief, Apple products are not infallible pieces of hardware that don’t break. The truth is that Steve Jobs was a marketing genius and people believed him when he spoke. However, more and more customers are beginning to realize that Macs, iPhones and iPads are not as durable as they appear. Still, there is no need to worry if you are experiencing problems because there are plenty of fixes. All you need to do is find the one which relates to your issue. To help you out, here are the most common reasons why Apple products run slow or breakdown.

Full Hard Drive

Apple products do come with lots of storage space, but they don’t have any extra once it is gone. An Android phone, for example, can use an SD card to provide additional storage. Because most Apple merchandise doesn’t have this ability, it’s essential to keep the clutter to a minimum. Thankfully, there is this Declutter app which is available for Apple users. Simply download the application and run it on your device. The app won’t get rid of any unwanted files, but it will show you which things are taking up too much memory. Once you know what isn’t needed, you can delete it and free up more operating space.

Outdated Software

The software is essential to an iPhone, iPad or Mac because it keeps it running efficiently. Although some people think it’s for money, there is a reason Apple releases new updates every year. If your device isn’t up to date, there is a good chance it’s because the iOS or Os isn’t fresh enough. Of course, the obvious solution is to download the newest version and everything should be rosy. However, be careful that the new upgrade doesn’t impact the device. Older handsets, for example, lose data or aren’t compatible which means they need replacing.

Too Many Apps Running

It’s great to have all of your apps in one place so that your device is as easy to use as possible. Indeed, it’s one reason Apple has become a market leader in the past couple of years. However, there’s no need to have them all running at once, especially if they aren’t needed. On Macs, too much running in the background can slow the software to a halt, and the same goes for iPhones and iPads. The key is to manage your startup items if you’re a Mac user. Apple mobile aficionados can simply double click the home button and swipe left or right.

Slow Browser

There is no doubt that the majority of people use mobile devices and laptops to browse the Web. One thing to keep in mind is that the fastest machine can be slow if the browser is not up to scratch. That means too many open tabs which are running all at once. It also means using an app which isn’t compatible with the hardware. As a rule, Google Chrome is the fastest browser available yet it isn’t as effective as Safari or Mozilla on Apple.

Now that you know why they run slow, you can fix the problem without breaking the bank.

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