Today we are going to show you how to clear disk space on a Mac. If you’re one of those people who have bought an entry-level Mac and you’re low on storage space, you’re not alone.
If you really need free space urgently, there are some quick actions you can take right now, let’s show you how to clear disk space on a Mac.
How to clear disk space on a Mac?
First of all, empty the trash garbage can. If you don’t do it regularly, it can keep a lot of files that can take up more space than you think. Check and clean the Downloads folder. This is where everything you download from Internet browsers and Mail attachments goes, and you should clean it periodically.
Open the Applications folder and follow these steps:
- Delete the applications that you do not use, without mercy. It is better if you use a specialized application like AppCleaner for the task. Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Garageband and iMovie are good examples for those apps that you may not use and take up a good amount of space.
- It’s possible that automatic macOS updates have caused the installer for a previous (or newer) version of the system to be stored in applications. Usually, you should see a name like “Install macOS High Sierra”. Remove it to free up more than 5GB of space on your Mac instantly.
- Let’s now go to the ‘About this Mac‘ section and enter the ‘Storage’ tab. Click on the ‘Manage’ button. And this way, a window will open and tell us what we occupy more space.
- If you do not use Garageband, delete the content marked as ‘Music Creation’ by clicking the ‘Delete Garageband Sound Library’ button, since it is material that you are not going to use.
- In the ‘iOS Files’ section, you will see listed the local backups you have made of the iPhone and iPad you have. If you see old and/or unnecessary copies, delete them to clear space.
- You can also check the ‘Documents’ section to see the largest files you have saved. You can always find one that you no longer need.
As you can see it is not a complicated process. This way you’ve learned how to clear disk space on a Mac. Why don’t you try it out now?