Speed Up Mac OS X Boot Time By Removing Unwanted Login Items

Uzair Ghani
Posted 11 months ago

Here’s how you can speed up Mac OS X boot time by removing unwanted login items in a few simple steps.

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Just like Windows, Mac OS X can also slow down a bit as you keep on using it for a vast period of time. Naturally, in order to fix this issue, we have to revert to a few maintenance related steps, subsequently regaining some of that lost boot-up speed. In today’s guide, we’ll show you how you can¬†remove unwanted login items and give your Mac a significant boost in speed while¬†booting up.

How To Remove Unwanted Login Items In Mac OS X

1. Launch System Preferences by clicking on the Apple logo icon in the Menu bar, then click on ‘System Preferences.’

2. Now click on ‘Users & Groups.’

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3. Click on ‘Login Items.’


4. You’ll now see a list of items that launch automatically when you boot into OS X. Simply select the entry you wish to disable, then click on the ‘-‘ button to confirm your action.

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We suggest removing all the unnecessary login items since they can take a wondrous hit on the overall boot-up time of your Mac. But make sure that you do not go overboard when you’re removing items, as some of them might be needed for the proper functioning of your Mac.

We highly recommend that you go through these steps especially if you happen to install a ton of apps on a regular basis. If the slowness still persists and you happen to have an old Mac computer at hand, then you can give it a speed boost by disabling transparency effects.

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A Mac slowing down over time is nothing which you should be alarmed about. After all, like a PC, a Mac has no magical hardware, and over time it can slow down significantly. When that does happen, we recommend that you keep up to current times by giving your RAM a boost by bumping up the numbers, or you can replace your hard drive with a SSD.

We highly recommend that you go for a SSD, as it can give you a great boost in speed as well as help you boost your battery life marginally, provided that you have a MacBook at hand. Also keep in mind that newer MacBooks and iMacs cannot be upgraded by users themselves and you have to make your hardware choices at the point of sale, so be sure to grab the most top-notch hardware you can afford so that you future proof yourself as much as you can.

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