Are you a Mac owner and feel that it’s running slower than before? Do you feel frustrated even when you have cleared all the unnecessary data from your system? But unlike what you think, not every file is present right in front of you. Some of them are hidden inside different storage spaces.
The cache is one of those junk files that can not be seen in your system quickly, but they remain there, causing your system to run slow. To clean those trouble-making files, you have to find them in your system. After finding the cache files, you can delete them quickly, and this activity will improve the working of your device.
But hang on!
There can be a variety of caches in your computer holding its storage space. These include:
- Browser cache
- Apps or User cache
- System cache
The following tips will help you get rid of each of them quickly.
Removing Browser cache from your device
If you are thinking about what browser caches are? Then here is the answer. When you visit a website for the first time, your browser will store the history and cache data of that website, such as images, logos, texts, and HTML. So that when you revisit the site, it won’t take much time to process.
But with time, the caches keep piling up and eventually slow down the device’s working efficiency by taking space in its storage. The good thing is you can delete the caches from your browser and make it fresh again.
Here is the process of deleting the browser cache from your device.
- Go to your Browser > History > clear browsing data
- Click on the Files you want to delete, such as cache files, cookies
- Select clear browsing data tab
Deleting app or user cache from the computer
Apps or user caches are the junk files created by the applications present in your device. Both inbuilt and later installed apps are responsible for generating caches in your system. These apps or user cache files allow your apps to run faster when used frequently by reducing the load.
But alas! Applications produce many caches each time you use them, which covers a bulky storage space of your device. Clearing the apps and user cache will solve the disk startup problem and other related errors of your device.
Follow the instructions to delete the apps or user cache.
- Go to finder > Go menu > Folder bar
- Type ~/Library/Caches
- Visit every folder and delete the cache files
Removing the System cache of your computer.
System caches are the junk files that are produced by Mac’s operating system. System caches don’t occupy much storage in the device. Clearing the system cache manually is not recommended. Because while clearing them manually, you can delete some important system files. Still, if you want to proceed, here is the process of removing the system cache.
- Go to ~/Library/Caches – delete the insides of the folders.
You don’t need to get your Mac fixed every time to solve the problem of slow speed. Above mentioned steps can help you by freeing a lot of storage space. To maintain the speed of your computer, keep checking and deleting caches and enjoy the performance of your device for longer periods.