Last June Apple presented its new version of its operating system for computers. macOS12 Monterey brings with it many new features focused on productivity and updates to get the most out of our team. Although the system is still in beta version, we leave you some recommendations so that you can install it on your computer.
Free up space: key for the arrival of a new version of macOS
Each operating system update package occupies a considerable volume within our team. That is why, in the face of the arrival of macOS 12 Monterey, although it is very important to do it on a daily basis, we must eliminate all those files, documents and even applications that occupy an unnecessary physical space.
Two places where they tend to accumulate the most are the Downloads folder, where we tend to leave all the files and most of them are no longer useful, and the recycle bin, which we regularly forget to empty.
A possible solution to free up physical space on our computer, in addition to deleting files that we don’t need, is to upload everything to the cloud, such as Cloud or Dropbox.
Clean your Mac regularly
In addition to the aforementioned, it is also very important to clear the cache, which contributes to slowing down the performance of your Mac. There are applications like CleanMyMac X that allow you to have control of all those files, serving as an assistant to eliminate those that have not been used for a long time or even the cache itself.
Doing it does not take excessive time. You just have to run the program and it takes care of selecting and deleting what you want. Every day it is capable of eliminating a significant amount of megabytes, which makes it possible to have a clean storage disk. As we have mentioned, it is important to keep your equipment clean at all timesAlthough it is essential to take care of it in all aspects, whether it is old or new, as this will greatly help to extend the useful life of the device.
Shut down and restart the computer
Many people leave the equipment continuously suspended. They do it because that way the start-up is much easier and you don’t waste so much time. Although Apple computers are prepared for it, it is necessary that from time to time, perhaps once or twice a week, we restart the computer or turn it off completely.
When a computer is completely turned off, most of the system problems are solved and the RAM memory is emptied so, when it is turned on again, everything will go much more fluid.
Close apps you don’t use
This is something very common that, as it is not visible, often goes unnoticed. The applications are running in the background even if we do not have them open, and that causes the computer to consume more RAM than necessary. The result: slower processes both to open new applications and in the use of the ones we have at the moment.
Protect your computer against malware
CleanMyMac X works in two ways, one proactively, in which the program itself warns about actions we must take to keep the computer balanced and clean, and the other reactively, when we ask it to perform a specific function.
In our case, we have been using CleanMyMac X on a Mac Mini that is already a number of years old, to further test its effectiveness.
As a complement to all the above, it is good to trust external applications that keep our Mac free of malware and dangerous files. To do this, it is essential to keep our computer clean through simple tools such as CleanMyMac X, which is fixed on the taskbar and does its job without us noticing.
Whenever we need it, we will have an overview of the team’s performance in the form of a drop down in the upper right corner. From there, we can go where we need to.
If, on the other hand, we want to run the program, the main menu consists of several blocks: Smart Analysis, Cleaning, Protection, Speed, Applications and Files. All focused on improving team performance.
Each of these options are of vital importance to keep our computer updated and without overloading the system. In this way, we will have the equipment ready for when we can update it to the new version of macOS 12 Monterey.
Quick guide to prepare your Mac before installing macOS 12 Monterey
Finally, we leave you a quick guide with the fundamental steps you must follow to get your mac ready for the arrival of the new macOS 12 Monterey operating system.
Free up space, make room for the new operating system by eliminating those documents or applications that you no longer need. Clean your Mac, keep your files and your cache under control. Shut down and restart the computer, this will help solve most of the problems system and empty RAM. Close applications that you do not use and that may be open in the background. Make sure your computer is protected against malware. It has applications that help you keep your Mac in good condition, some like CleanMyMac X shows an overview of your computer’s performance so you can know that everything is in order at a glance.