Apple’s Mac is probably the most reliable system out there. Professionals choose it for smooth interface and top-notch performance. While students love it for its power-packed simplicity.
No matter why you bought your Mac, read this- Macs are not entirely protected from issues.
And one of the most dreaded issues most Mac users face is the notification – “your disk is almost full.”
The solution? Well, most people would go for an additional hard disk. While others usually remove some of the applications and upload the photos on the iCloud.
However, there are other ways to free up more disk space. Keep scrolling to find out.
1. Empty The Trash
It might seem obvious, but note that most Mac users never even bother to check their trash.
Although when you delete files or folders, you might think that you’ve freed up space. Contrary to this, the files are still on the disk and take up a lot of space.
Emptying your trash would eliminate the unnecessary and unwanted files that are taking up space on the drive. And this is by far the easiest trick to follow.
2. Storage Management
Did you know that there are several other files stored on your device that you don’t need? For example, there are log files, cache or temporary files, and system files.
To your surprise, when you open up the storage manager, you’d find that system files take up the most space. More so, the operating system is the largest file on your system. But, how do you free up the space taken by the system without harming the system? Well, there’s a solution to this as well.
To begin with, you can identify files that are not needed. These can include temporary files, cache files, system images and logs, and even unused programs on the system. Once you’ve identified these files, you can easily remove these files with the help of Storage Manager.
3. Use Decluttering Software
There’s a limitation to the default storage manager that comes with the Apple devices. It does not let you see what system items are taking up the disk space.
Nonetheless, there’s a solution to this problem as well. You can install Apple-notarized software to clean up your system.
Generally speaking, these additional software tools can help you figure out which files are cluttering up your space. And which ones might be necessary for the smooth functioning of your system.
4. Use iCloud Storage
Your iCloud storage is not meant for photos and videos only. Indeed you can upload/download almost anything over the cloud. It can be assumed as additional off-shelf storage for your files and items.
Try to figure out which files are important, but you don’t need them often. Such files are best uploaded over to cloud storage.
You can also use your iCloud storage to share and access remote files over the cloud. For this, you can add partners to your drive. But, make sure you only share access with the users you trust.
It’s not the photos and files that take up space all the time. Years of usage and internet browsing can pile up millions of fragmented files on your computer. And you also need to find and remove these files.
Though inevitable, disk storage can be optimized if you know the right way to do it.