Regardless of what the device is, what will happen when a device’s memory is only a little left or too full? I believe that you are fully aware that this will cause performance dropdown. The device becomes slow. When the device performance is slow, it is quite frustrating, right? It also will happen to a MacBook when the memory is too little left of the memory is full. So, what to do? You will need to free up space on the MacBook in order to drive back the performance of the device.
The question is: How to free up space on MacBook? For some people, this may be just a piece of cake, but they’re still the need to get the correct and appropriate guidance in order to avoid malfunction after the free up space done. There are some methods you can try to free up space on MacBook you can try. Please take a look one by one.
Cleaning Up Space on MacBook Methods
Delete Duplicate Files
Sometimes we do not realize that there are many duplicate files in our MacBook. This is one of the cause of why the device is becoming slow. In a certain time, you have to check one by one those files and delete the duplicate files in order to boost back the device’s performance. I believe that you understand how time-consuming this is.
Therefore, to delete duplicate files in order to free up space on MacBook, you can also use the Gemini 2 application. This application will assist you to do the task. You can get and install the Gemini 2 app from the App Store. If you want to try the free trial application, you can get it from their official website HERE
This is the interface when the process of duplicates are to be deleted:
Clean or Empty MacBook Trash
When we delete files from the finder, those deleted files are actually not completely and permanently deleted from the MacBook. Those files are actually removed to the trash can so that later on can be restored. The MacBook Trash can is just like the Windows’ Recycle bin.
Thus, to free up space on MacBook you need to clean or empty the trash can. So, how to completely delete the unused files from the trash can? Point your mouse pointer – right-click (you will see two options) – select the “Empty trash”.
**Please keep in mind that MacBook has several Trash can. Hence, you need to go to each of the trash cans and do the same steps for each of them.
Uninstall MacBook Unused Application
Everything you put in your MacBook takes storage space from it. I believe you are fully aware of it. The applications you install also dwell in some space in your MacBook storage. Sometimes we install random applications regardless of its importance and usage. Therefore your MacBook space then becomes full and influences its performance.
In order to give more space for the components so that your device could function better, you need to delete or uninstall the unused applications. To uninstall the application in your MacBook, please follow:
Open the finder-Select the “Applications” on the right side
Drag and drop the application icon to the trash can (it means you are uninstalling the application)
Delete Big iTunes Backup Files
The flooding up of the iTunes backup files usually happens when you are backing up your iPad or iPhone to your MacBook using iTunes. Unconsciously, it takes up so much storage space in your Mac. Therefore, so much space you will free up when you can delete those iTunes backup files from your MacBook.
To delete those iTunes backup files, you can utilize the CleanMyMac program. See below screenshot for more detail:
** You can select which files you desire to delete from CleanMyMac
There is also a manual way to delete iTunes backup files in order to free up space on MacBook. You can go to this path :
NOTE: please close your iTunes first if you prefer to delete the iTunes backup manually using this method.
Remove Temporary Files To Free Up Space on MacBook
Removing temporary files does not guarantee to increase your MacBook speed. But what is it to keep unnecessary temporary files occupy your storage? Temporary files can dwell in your MacBook storage from the web browser (chache). Here are some ways to remove those temporary files:
Open up “Finder” – head to the folder in that menu through “~/Library/Caches” and you will be presented into the “Chache” folder which you want to delete in order to free up space on MacBook you own. (Please see below screenshot)
Besides that, from the internet browser, the option/menu to clean up the Chache is also available. Please see below screenshot:
You may need to delete the temporary files regularly. This is because those kinds of temporary files will keep on coming as you are using your device. This does not free up space in your MacBook in huge capacity, but as those temporary files are not necessary, to delete them is recommended.
Clear Up Large Files in the MacBook
Another possible cause that your MacBook space is running out is that there are too many large files. Even if there are not many files you store, but those few are big sized files. Those large files usually are videos, photos, and some other file types.
In this kind of situation, please check carefully those files. If you do not want to delete those files, it is recommended that you move them to an external hard disk. But when you aim to move them, please check them carefully and never move system files from your MacBook.
If it is difficult for you to check the folder one by one, there is a Disk Inventory X application that will help you scan your hard disk. This program will help you to check which folder takes much storage space.
Clean Up Language Files
You may be not aware that almost all applications provide language choices for the user. Imagine if every of the application you install has those varied language files, how much space does it use in your MacBook? As we normally only use one kind of language in one device, why then we have to keep those language files?
Removing language files is not for increasing MacBook performance purposes. Removing language files is only to free up space on MacBook space in order to utilize that space for a more important purpose. Therefore, this does not need to be done if you have large storage in your hard disk.
I recommend using CleanMyMac or Monnolingual application or program to delete the language files. If you are using CleanMyMac, go to “System junk – language files” to delete unnecessary language files.
If you prefer to use Monolingual, the below screenshot will show you a glimpse of the interface.
Easiest Way to Free Up Space on MacBook
Besides the manual or even semi-manual methods to free up space on MacBook, there are actually applications that you can utilize to free your MacBook’s space. They are the Gemini 2 and CleanMyMac 2. If you are using either of these two applications, you do not need to spend much time to search and delete the junk files.
What kind of junk files the CleanMyMac 2 and Gemini 2 can remove? Those applications can manage big attachments from the email, temporary files, residual files from uninstalled applications, and extra language, and many other more.
Note: the free trial application is available so that you can try how this application may be beneficial for you.