MacOS Mojave Slow? How To Speed UP?

Due to many reasons, your mac may gets slow after upgrading to the new MacOS Mojave. How to fix?Take the following solutions to speed it up.

You are the lucky one if Mojave has not been installed into your Mac yet. My Mac’s working fucking slow on my MacBook Pro Mid 2014 just right now. The color circle keeps running for not only a while for every new single task called.

Mojave Fucking Slow

Your mac probably is not strong enough to install the new MacOS Mojave. The following is the list of Mac models compatible with Mojave.

  • MacBook Pro (mid 2012 and newer)
  • MacBook Air (mid 2012 and newer)
  • MacBook (early 2015 and later)
  • iMac (late 2012 or newer)
  • iMac Pro (2017 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (late 2013 or newer, or mid 2010 and mid 2012 models with Metal capable GPU)
  • Mac Mini (late 2012 or newer)

Downgrading MacOS Mojave back to High Sierra seems to be the final way. The following my solutions would help for better situation somehow.

The most effective tip: Disabling iCloud Drive.

I did turning off the iCloud Drive, and then my Mac gets so much better performance.

Turn Off iCloud macos mojave

Furthermore, the following tips would speed up your Mac effectively.

Manage Start Up Items

  • Go to “System Preferences”,  click on “Users & Groups” then access “Login items.”

Manage Start Up Items Mojave

  • You are then able to choose the particular apps you would like to stop from loading at startup. To remove any apps, just click on the “-” button.

Manage your Activity Monitor

This would help to end the Apps consuming too much CPU space and Memory.

Access “Applications”, then click on “Utilities” folder. Next “Activity Monitor”.

Activity Monitor Mojave

From the list, it’s visible to close the app running with high CPU usage (%CPU). You can do the same with the Memory tab. This immediately helps to speed up your MacOS Mojave running slowly.

Reduce Transparency & Reduce Motion

I actually don’t like this tip because the screen will turn to a little bit ugly. However, if you are using an old Mac with low Graphic Card performance, this’s helpful.

  • Open the  Apple menu and go to System Preferences > Accessibility > “Display” setting > Check the box for “Reduce motion” and “Reduce transparency”

Reduce Transparency & Reduce Motion Mojave

Clean Up your Mac As Much As Possible

It does not matter whether your Mac is running with Mojave or any older MacOS Versions (High Sierra, Sierra, Yosemite,…), you clean up the Hard Driver, you do change the circumstance.

How to manage and clean-up Large files?

You can manually handle to clean-up the large files that you are not going to use any more by going to  Apple menu > About this Mac > Storage tab > Manage…

Manage Storage Mojave

It’s now visible to see the large files to manage.

Manage Storage Mojave Clean-up

What kind of other data we should clean?

  • System junk
  • App caches
  • Unused apps
  • Browser extensions
  • Old iOS updates
  • Extra localizations

How to delete all of them as much as possible with safety? We would recommend using one of the following useful applications.

CleanMyMac X 4.0.3 is now supports MacOS Mojave and is supposed to help users safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more…

CleanMyMac speeds up MacOS Mojave

Here we share the full version of this amazing App. The app was activated then re-packed by TNT team. You may want to try this amazing Utility in full functions before deciding to purchase the commercial version.
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MacBooster 6 is another app we would recommend. The latest Full version can be downloaded here.


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