Do not do it! Avoid these errors on your Mac

There are mistakes, either out of habit or ignorance, that many Mac users make without wanting to. In this post we are going to see what are the typical mistakes that many Mac users make and that can affect the performance of the equipment or the battery.

Avoid these errors on your Mac

Avoid making these mistakes

Whenever you get started on a new device or app, it requires a bit of a learning curve to adjust to the new system. As a consequence of this, you can commit or pick up bad habits if they do not explain to you well which sections harm the system. The same situation occurs in macOS, since they may be unaware of functions that can damage the device and that, in the long run, can cause it to break.


When you buy a Mac, you have to choose the storage that the device will have with the problem that you cannot change it if you need more space in the future. Therefore, before having the device to full capacity, use external storage disk.

Having the capacity of your storage almost full can cause problems in starting the device, impossibility of being able to update the equipment due to lack of space and above all, you will notice a slowness when it comes to executing most of the processes, either an app or a file. On the Mac, keep the bare minimum and leave the files you use on a daily basis in the cloud or on hard drives.

Fill the desk

Beyond the clutter of having the entire desktop full of applications, the Mac desktop is about having as few files as possible , because it slows down the computer.

For this, the best option is to have all the files in documents, downloads, files or in iCloud Drive with the aim of having, firstly, a clean desktop and therefore, with more performance and secondly, to know how to find the documents or projects faster.

iCloud Drive desktop

Desktop iCloud Drive storage can be a problem for many users who are not familiar with the Mac, since all the files you have on the desktop, when it has been with them for a while, it uploads to the cloud storage.

Teclado MacBook Air M2

The problem it generates is twofold . On the one hand, if you have the free iCloud plan, you will fill it up very quickly and secondly, it will slow down your system due to having it full and, above all, you will receive notifications that your storage is constantly full.

Do not activate programs during power up

Many applications, such as Figma or Spotify , are activated when you turn on the equipment. In addition, it generates a slow startup, taking up space on the hard drive and in the secondary processes of the ignition. If you have a lot of startup apps, even the Mac may not turn on, or have hard drive crash issues. In system preferences or system settings, you can turn it off or even in the application preferences that it is turned on by default.

Dock MacBook Air

Not only do you have to safeguard and avoid problems with the Apple operating system, but you also have to take care of the hardware of the device, cleaning the Mac screen, the keyboard and even the inputs of the connection ports from time to time. All these details will extend the life of your Mac.