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macOS Big Sur Slow or Laggy? 8 Tips to Help Speed Up the Mac Again

Jan 20, 2021 - 21 Comments
If macOS Big Sur feels slow here are tips to speed it up

Some Mac users feel macOS Big Sur is slower, lagging, or has worse performance on their Macs compared to prior versions of macOS system software. If you have noticed a performance degradation since updating to or installing macOS Big Sur, there may be good reason for that slowness, or it may be due to a … Read More

iOS 14 Feels Slow? Here’s Why & How to Speed It Up

Sep 25, 2020 - 13 Comments
iOS 14 Feels Slow? Here’s Why

Does your iPhone feel a little slower after updating to iOS 14 or iPadOS 14? Well, you’re not alone, as this seems to be an issue for a few days after every major iOS software update. Normally, updating your devices to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 should make your iPhone or iPad feel snappier, but … Read More

iOS 13 Slow? Tips to Speed Up iPhone & iPad with iPadOS & iOS 13

Oct 2, 2019 - 15 Comments
How to speed up iOS 13 and IpadOS 13 if it feels slow on iPhone or iPad

For most users, installing iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 will speed up their devices by quite a bit, but for some they may feel that installing iPadOS and iOS 13 has made their iPhone and iPad feel slower. If you recently updated to a new iOS 13.x or iPadOS 13.x.x release and now feel your … Read More

iPhone Slow? An Old Battery Might Be To Blame

Dec 22, 2017 - 14 Comments
Old iPhone battery may result in slow iPhone performance

Your battery might be making your older iPhone slow. This is because, apparently, iOS system software sometimes slows down older iPhones when the internal battery has degraded to the point where it can no longer sufficiently power the device at the expected performance level.

iOS 11 Feels Slow? 11 Tips to Speed Up iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

Oct 6, 2017 - 55 Comments
Speed up iOS 11 if it feels slow

There are mixed reports that updating to iOS 11 has slowed down some iPhone and iPad hardware, or that performance of tasks like opening and interacting with apps is slower after installing iOS 11. If your iPhone or iPad feels slow after installing iOS 11, then you might want to try a few of the … Read More

How to Disable Automatic GPU Switching on MacBook Pro

Jan 8, 2017 - 20 Comments
Disable automatic graphics switching on MacBook Pro

For those MacBook Pro owners with higher end models that include dual video cards (integrated and discrete GPU), you’re likely aware that Mac OS and certain apps will switch between the two graphics cards as is determined necessary. The idea behind this is for apps to use the integrated GPU when attempting to conserve power … Read More

macOS Sierra Slow? Here’s Why & How to Speed Sierra Up

Oct 4, 2016 - 82 Comments
Speed up slow macOS Sierra

Some Mac users who have updated to macOS Sierra have felt their computer is running slower than it should be. If you have noticed a performance hit after upgrading to macOS Sierra, there is likely a good reason for it, and it’s even more likely to have a simple solution. Read on to learn why … Read More

iOS 10 Slow on iPhone or iPad? Here’s How to Speed It Up

Sep 13, 2016 - 34 Comments
Speed up iOS 10 if it runs slow

Is your iPhone or iPad slow after updating to iOS 10? Why is iOS 10 running so slow? Maybe even the iPhone feels hot and animations are laggy, why? Some users may have these questions after they have updated their iPhone or iPad to iOS 10, as some feel that iOS 10 runs slower than … Read More

Boost Game Performance on Retina Macs with a Simple Trick

Apr 16, 2016 - 12 Comments
Improve Mac game performance

Mac users with Retina displays may have noticed that gaming performance is sometimes reduced on these machines. The reason is quite simple; if you’re running the game at native resolution, then the Mac has to drive the game at full resolution of the display at 2880 x 1440 or greater. A common solution to this … Read More

How to Disable Transparency Effects in Mac OS X Interface

Jan 2, 2016 - 13 Comments
Reduce Transparency in OS X to turn off translucent interface effects on Mac

Transparent effects have had a prominent place in the user interface of Mac OS X ever since the Mac got a face lift with recent versions of MacOS Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, OS X El Capitan and Yosemite. Many users like the transparency found throughout the window title bars and sidebars, but some users may … Read More

Speed Up Photos App in Mac OS X with Reduce Motion

Dec 14, 2015 - 9 Comments
Reduce Motion in Photos app for Mac OS X

The Mac Photos app uses various motion animations in the interface that are similar to those which appear in the iOS world, with plenty of zooming, panning, and other eye candy for doing simple tasks like opening a picture. Those eye candy effects may look nice to some users (and nauseating to others who are … Read More

iOS 9.2 Runs Faster on Some iPhone Models with Speed Boost & Less UI Lag

Dec 9, 2015 - 35 Comments
iOS 9.2 runs faster on some devices

For users who have been experienced performance degradation after updating an iPhone or iPad to iOS 9 from iOS 8.4.1 or older, you may be pleased to discover improved performance on some devices with the iOS 9.2 update.

Fix iOS 9 Slow Performance & Lag with Three Easy Tips

Sep 18, 2015 - 195 Comments
iOS 9 feels slow? Speed it up with these tips

A notable number of users who have installed iOS 9 on their iPhones, iPad, and iPod touch have discovered that iOS 9 has caused performance to suffer, with annoying lag, choppiness in interactions, delayed response from the user interface, and just general performance degradation. That lag can be notable enough to make the device feel … Read More

Tame High WindowServer CPU Use on a Mac

Apr 6, 2015 - 37 Comments
WindowServer, why do you eat so much CPU? I bought you a new Mac, what else do you want? Please WindowServer, be nice.

The Mac received a great many changes with OS X Yosemite along with a notable visual redesign, but some of those changes and various transparent effects may be taking a toll on some users Mac performance with errant WindowServer behavior. This is typically demonstrated with the WindowServer process spiking into heavy CPU use for seemingly … Read More

How to Monitor FPS (Frames Per Second) Live in Mac OS X with Quartz Debug

Apr 2, 2015 - 14 Comments
Enable the FrameMeter FPS monitor in OS X Quartz Debug tool

Whether testing performance of an application, Mac OS X animations, or just out of general curiosity, you can measure the refresh rate in Frames Per Second of onscreen actions and animations on the Mac by using a free developer tool from Apple called Quartz Debug. Part of the Graphics Tools package of Xcode, Quartz Debug … Read More

6 Easy Tips to Speed Up OS X Yosemite on Your Mac

Oct 24, 2014 - 124 Comments

OS X Yosemite runs great on most new Macs, but some older models may experience some sluggishness or stuttering from time to time. The reason for that feeling of reduced performance can be due to a variety of issues, and most of them are really easy to resolve with surprisingly little effort.

Speed Up Terminal App in Mac OS X with These 4 Performance Tricks

Apr 30, 2014 - 7 Comments
Speed up the Terminal with these tricks

Many advanced Mac users spend a lot of time at the command line of OS X, accessed through the Terminal app. While generally the Terminal is fast and efficient, sometimes it can slow down over time, or suffer from some performance degradation due to user preference settings. If you feel that Terminal app is being … Read More

Give the Mac Finder a Performance Boost by Ditching “All My Files”

Mar 19, 2014 - 17 Comments
All My Files

Though the All My Files folder is undoubtedly useful, Mac users with limited system resources along with tons of files may notice some sluggishness when using the feature. That can translate into CPU spikes and the perception of a generally slow Finder and Mac, because new windows in the file system default to opening into … Read More

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