Optimise Storage Space on your MacBook

Optimise Storage Space on your MacBook

David Hardy

There are some great tips available on how you can optimise storage space for your MacBook. If you are ever unsure or may need a little support, we are always on hand to offer that. Restored Macs need looking after. It is really important to find ways in which you can best do this routinely to get the most from your MacBook.

How do I Optimise Storage Space?

From the Apple menu button in the corner of your screen, select ‘About This Mac’. This will then give you the option to click on ‘Storage’. This will estimate the amount of both used and available storage space you have available. When this is calculated, it will offer you a visual breakdown in different segments. These will all represent different categories or files.

Optimise Storage Space

From this point, you should click on the ‘Manage’ button. This will open the storage management window which should look like this. To begin optimising storage space for your MacBook, choose from the features such as ‘Store in iCloud’, ‘Optimise Storage’ and ‘Reduce Clutter’.

Optimising Storage Space

 

Each will take you through options to reduce any unnecessary elements, taking up space on your MacBook. Feeling cleansed? As you go through these options, it is important that you carefully consider how you use your MacBook. Make sure that the programmes and elements that you need are easily accessible.

This is not an exercise in making life harder for yourself. Instead, it is something that you should do routinely to make your MacBook work smarter for you. You can measure your progress (or success) in optimising space by referring back to the amount of ‘available’ space shown.

Need more help? There are also other ways in which you can free up space. Music, movies and podcasts can take up a lot of storage on your computer. Make sure that ones that you do not intend keeping are regularly deleted.

We are not always aware of the files that we have on our computer. Regularly review these to make sure that not needed files and downloads are removed. Don’t forget to empty your recycle bin and keep everything up to date.

Investing a little time into this process will offer you great reward. You will get more from your MacBook, and it will work more efficiently for you. Move unused files to external storage. This is a really smart way of systematically clearing files that you may need to reference but do not need on your MacBook. We offer repairs and servicing on all Macs as well as being an independent Mac seller. Contact us anytime via message or call us on 01625 415 088.