Guide to Optimize Your iMac/MacBook

By Lois Green, Thursday, March 30, 2017

To optimize your iMac/Macbook, it is crucial to keep your Mac clean and make sure there is enough space left for Mac system to run applications and load pages, especially for Mac computer that has been used for years with less than 10 % memory space left.

Manually offloading files from Mac's hard disk is not efficient enough. With lots of Mac cleaners available on the internet, the key of optimizing your Mac is to choose a suitable Mac cleaner. FonePaw MacMaster is a wise choice. You'll find the program:

  • Powerful: significantly improve your iMac/MacBook performance by cleaning system junk files, large files, duplicate files, applications and application data.

  • Handy: remove all useless files on your Mac in one click.

  • Safe: ask your permission before cleaning files so that it won't delete any of your important files.

The program is compatible with Mac OS X as well as macOS Sierra.

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FonePaw MacMaster: Thoroughly Clean Up Your Mac

If your Mac are burdened by too many unneeded files, you can use MacMaster to perform a complete clean-up for your Mac, deleting unneeded junk files, system files, large files, duplicate files, apps and app files. To do that, you should:

Step 1. Launch MacMaster. Its homepage will show the system status of your Mac, including its battery state, total storage, available storage, used CPU, etc., which help you better monitor the status of the Mac system and detect any abnormal CPU, storage, or battery usage.


Step 2. Choose "Junk Files". You can clean system junk files, such as junk files, system logs.

Junk App Cache

Step 3. Then navigate to Clutter and see if there is useless mail attachments, iTunes backups. If there is, click Clean to delete the attachements and backups.

Clutter Cleaning

Step 4. After using Mac for a period of time, there must be some unneeded photos, videos, audios, documents that are still occuping Mac storage. Select "Large & Old Files" or "Duplicate Finder" to scan out large or duplicate files on your Mac. You can preview the files before deleting. Only when you are sure that a files is unneeded can you tick the file and click Clean button to delete it.

Duplicate Finder Preview Picture

Step 5. If you need to delete an app, it is not enough to just move the app to Trash. Choose "Uninstaller" on MacMaster and it will scan out all apps and related app data on Mac system. Click Clean to completely uninstall the app and delete its related data.


Your iMac/MacBook's performance should be significantly improved after the complete clean-up. If you have other trick to optimize iMac/MacBook's performance, feel free to share with other users below.


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