Do you want to start the new school year with a tidy feeling? Then it’s good to get your MacBook ready for the new school year. We give you some tips on how to do that.
This is how you prepare your MacBook for the new school year
If your MacBook has been around for a while, you will find that the further time passes, the more your MacBook fills up with unnecessary files, images, and other junk. It is therefore good to have a big cleaning once in a while.
Especially with the new school year approaching, you want to be able to start with a fresh start. You may not be ready for a new MacBook yet, but with these three handy tips, your MacBook will feel like new again.
Free up disk space
Are you (almost) at your limit in terms of storage space? Then it is good to free up some space. After all, you will need a lot of space for new projects next school year. For example, put your large files and endless photo albums on a hard drive. This way you can also keep them safe.
In addition, your Mac has a handy feature to help you free up disk space. Through Optimized Storage, your Mac gives you tips and recommendations on how to use files and programs as little as possible on your MacBook’s memory.
It is also good to delete your ‘Other storage’. Often there are documents, plug-ins, system data, and cache memory on your MacBook that is stored by installed apps. You don’t use these files, but they do take up a lot of space. In the article below you can read how to do this and more tips to free up disk space.
Do you have some problems with your MacBook that don’t seem to be soluble? Then it can be useful to perform a hard reset. Always back up your files first. You can then restore this after the reset. If your files are safe, you can start the reset.
After the reset, your device is completely back to the factory settings. Always make sure that your important files are safe because otherwise, you will not get them back after the reset. After the reset, you will notice that your MacBook runs a lot smoother again. Read below how it works exactly.
If you give your MacBook a big clean inside, you might as well tackle the outside. You may not realize it, but over time your MacBook will get pretty dirty. Fortunately, cleaning is a piece of cake.
To do this, use a microfibre cloth with some cleaning alcohol. Use cotton buds and compressed air to clean stubborn dirt in hard-to-reach areas. Also important: never apply a cleaning agent directly to your MacBook, but first on a cloth. In the article below we will take you through everything step by step.
Back to School
This month is all about the (high) schools and universities that will start again. Well begun is half done, so we will help you on your way with practical tips. For example, we list the best apps that help you concentrate and show you how you can score a student discount. Looking for a new iPad for the school year?
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