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How to Free up Memory on Mac

Jason Kirk,

Among many issues that Mac users face with every day can be the full memory of their laptop. Some applications can use the inactive memory (sometimes it affects the recharge process). Especially, because OS X may keep it reserved in case you want to launch the app again. If it happens, OS X no longer relocates memory that can accelerate performance speed. Moreover, it will not be a problem for the latest device that Apple has recently presented – iMac, which has 18 cores at its maximum.

If you don’t know how to free up ram on mac, we have a good guide with simple steps how to do it properly. There are two possible ways how to clean mac to free memory. The first one is a manual method. This one is hardly advisable since you can cause some serious damage to your Mac’s system. Moreover, the latter is only the option for experienced users. That is why for newbies, we suggest the second way. You simply download and install a trusted application which was specially designed and made for such purposes. Among the most famous applications, take a look at MacFly Pro. What can this app offer you? A combination of three main features (Smart Assistant, Cleanup and Tools) can help you scan the system in few minutes, identify the main issues and remove them completely. Also, this app can provide you with useful daily tips to increase your activity.

Free Up Memory on Mac

In case you do not have enough memory for better performance, here are some methods how to free up ram mac.

1. Use Terminal. Launch the Terminal application, which is the default app on every Mac.

Enter the following command: sudo purge. The next step is to enter a password, after that your inactive memory will be cleared. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a current method?

  • This method is a standard one, and you do not need to install any additional software.
  • This process can slow down your system.
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2. Script Editor. The next method is mainly for developers. However, if you have some basic knowledge, you can try this one as well.

  • Launch Scrip Editor
  • The opened window will look something like:
  • Write down the following commands:
  • display dialog “Free inactive RAM?” buttons {“Cancel,” “OK”} with icon 2 with the title “Freeing RAM” default button 2
  • set buttonAnswer to the button returned of the result
  • if buttonAnswer is “ОК” then
  • say “Freeing RAM. Wait please.”
  • tell application “Terminal”
  • do shell script “purge”
  • quit
  • end tell
  • say “Done!”
  • end if

After press ⌘+S and save your script in Applications folders. Choose Application format instead of Script.

Pros and cons of this method:

  • This method can be done through standard tools.
  • You have to launch an app, any time you have to clean up RAM.

3. Use MacFly Pro

As we mentioned above, MacFly Pro is a great tool, which can help you complete this clearing RAM process.

Through the feature ‘Cleanup,’ you can clear up your RAM in few simple steps. All you need is to launch the application, click on this feature and wait for a few minutes to get the result. It is easy to use, and you won’t find it difficult at all.

These are simple ways how to fix the issue and make the performance of your MacBook better again. Make sure you follow all steps, and you will see the desired effect.