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Will updating my Mac make it faster?

Many Apple users ask, “Will updating my Mac make it faster?”

It’s a really good question. Honestly, there are many pros and cons to installing the latest macOS updates, and it can often be a confusing choice. 

When it comes to enhancing your Mac’s speed and performance, a software upgrade isn’t the only option.

Will updating my macOS make it faster?

Although keeping your macOS software up-to-date is essential if you want to benefit from the latest security updates, bug fixes, new features, and app updates, when it comes to speed and performance, new software updates can help, but it also depends on several other factors, including:

  • Age and model of your device

  • The number of applications or background activity

  • Free storage and RAM on your device

  • Whether or not it’s infected with malware

That list might look daunting, especially if you’re new to the world of Apple, but don’t worry; it’s easier than you think to boost your Mac’s speed.

How to boost your Mac’s speed

Boosting speed and performance can be a laborious manual task; that’s why using a dedicated MacBook maintenance tool like CleanMyMac X is a much smarter idea. Here’s how to speed up your Mac:

  1. Open the app or first download and install the free version.

  2. Select Maintenance and click View All Tasks.

  3. Select the following performance-enhancing tasks:

    • Free Up RAM
    • Run Maintenance Scripts
    • Repair Disk Permissions
    • Free Up Purgeable Space
  4. Finally, click Run.

      Free up Mac RAM with CleanMyMacX

      Now you know how to answer when someone asks, “Does updating my Mac make it faster?”

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