Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Make sure all software is up to date, part of Speeding Up and Maintaining Your Mac.
- Before you make any big moves…to troubleshoot speed issues on your Mac,…there are a few easy steps you can take.…Sometimes one of these simple steps…will solve your problem right away,…but even if they don't, some of these techniques…will get your computer in a good, solid condition…to start troubleshooting from.…In this chapter, we'll talk about several of these steps,…and one of the best first steps before troubleshooting,…is to make sure that all of your software is up to date.…Sometimes simple slow-down issues…are the result of out-of-date software.…
So let's see how to get things all up to date.…First, you should make sure…that you run the software updates…for the operating system itself,…as well as any apps you've installed…from the App Store.…To do that, I want to launch the App Store,…so I'm gonna go into the system menu,…that's the main apple menu up in the top left,…and I'm gonna go to the App Store.…And even before I click on this,…I can see that I have five new updates available.…So, I'll go ahead and click on this.…
- Identify factors that can affect the speed of your Wi-Fi connection.
- Recognize the difficulty in upgrading the processor on an iMac desktop.
- List the keys you need to press and hold to reset the PRAM.
- Identify the steps you should take to access the Application Support Folder.
- Name the program you would use to see which programs are taking up your processor power.
- Recognize which color in the Memory Pressure graph indicates that you have enough memory resources available.