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macOS: How to Optimize Mac Storage To Boost Performance

In this article, we’ll show you the options that you can do to Optimize Mac Storage To Boost Performance in macOS in very simple steps.

Optimize Storage is Apple’s built-in storage cleanup tool to manage Mac storage efficiently. Follow the below simple guide to make use of those features in a very efficient manner.

Optimize Mac Storage To Boost Performance in macOS

Optimize Mac Storage To Boost Performance in macOS

Access Optimize Storage on Mac

  • Click on the Apple Logo located at the upper left of the screen.
  • Choose About This Mac in the menu.
  • Now, click on the Storage tab.
  • Click on Manage to access all the four Optimized Storage tools.
  • Now, you should see the overview of available storage space along with the space consumed by different categories of files on your Mac.

Use Store in iCloud on Mac

  • Click on Store in iCloud.
  • Now, you have the option to choose what you want to store in iCloud.

 

Stop Syncing Unnecessary Folders to iCloud on Mac

  • Click on the Apple logo that appears at the top left corner of the screen
  • And then go to System Preferences in the drop-down menu.
  • Click on Apple ID and ensure that iCloud is selected in the sidebar.
  • Now, hit Options next to iCloud Drive.
  • Finally, uncheck the box next to Desktop & Documents Folders.

Stop Storing Your Photos in iCloud

  • Click on the Apple logo that appears at the top left corner of the screen
  • And then go to System Preferences in the drop-down menu.
  • Click on Apple ID and ensure that iCloud is selected in the sidebar.
  • Now, hit Options next to iCloud Drive.
  • Finally, uncheck the box next to Photos.

Disable Messages in iCloud on Mac

  • Open the Messages app on your Mac.
  • And then go to the Messages menu at the top left corner.
  • And choose Preferences in the menu.
  • Now, select the iMessage tab
  • And then uncheck the box to the left of Enable Messages in iCloud.

Automatically Remove Movies and Shows

  • Click on Apple Logo.
  • Then go to About This Mac.
  • Then tap on Storage.
  • And then Manage.
  • Now, click on Optimize.
  • And then hit Optimize again in the popup to confirm that you want to optimize the storage of films and TV programs.

Turn OFF Optimize Storage on your Mac

  • Click on the Apple logo that appears at the top left corner of the screen
  • And then go to System Preferences in the drop-down menu.
  • Then click on Apple ID.
  • Now, untick the box next to Optimize Mac Storage.

Empty Mac Bin Automatically

  • Click on Apple Logo.
  • Then go to About This Mac.
  • Then tap on Storage.
  • And then Manage.
  • Now, click on Turn On to the right of Empty Bin Automatically.
  • And then confirm that you want the items left in the Bin for more than 30 days to be automatically deleted.

Delete Useless Files from Mac

  • Click on Apple Logo.
  • Then go to About This Mac.
  • Then tap on Storage.
  • And then Manage.
  • Now, click on Review Files.
  • Next, dive into the specific categories like Applications, Documents.
  • And delete the files that are no longer needed.

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