No tech lasts forever, but if you take proper care of your technical devices, they can stay with you for longer. If you purchased your computer a few months ago and it has started working slowly, you need to spend some time optimizing your system and cleaning up the hard drive space. You must be doing something that’s killing your system.
Keep Your Pets Away from Computer
Your pet is your best friend, and you might like to take them along wherever you go. Plus, a pet, especially if it’s a cat, will enjoy hanging out around your computer because of the warmth it creates.
Hang on; you need to understand that your pets can harm your computer, laptop, and other electronic devices. Keep your pets away from these devices as their fur can get into the system’s fan or the keypad, which can affect your MacBook’s performance and cause overheating after some time.
Cats normally like the warmth that it gets from the running laptop or computer and sits there on the laptop even if it’s open. You might find it funny, but do not encourage this behavior and instruct them to go away. Moreover, never feed your pet around your computer as bits and pieces of food can harm it badly.
Avoid Keeping Your Device on a Plush Surface
Laptop owners are doing it for the sake of convenience, but it’s affecting the system and will soon make it sluggish. Have you ever noticed an excess heating issue in your laptop? And how slower your computer becomes when that happens? As we all know that heat is one of the laptop’s biggest enemies, so remember that and avoid keeping your laptop on the couch or a blanket while working. If you must work in bed, make sure you purchase a proper pad for your laptop that will help keep it away from plush surfaces.
Overheating can cause multiple problems and will reduce the lifespan of your system’s internal components, including processor, battery, fans, etc. It will make your computer loud over time. So, make sure that you place your device on a hard surface with adequate airflow. If you wake up someday with your laptop on your plush blanket and find out that it’s not charging, try to check your battery health to resolve this issue.
More to it, remember that covering the fans will end up in your computer overheating. Which means that the laptop will focus all of its resources to cool down the system, thus it will slow down your workflow significantly, especially if you are working with such software that requires a lot of resources, such as Adobe Photoshop.
Roll the Wires Carefully & Nicely
An organized working area is probably the best thing as it also gives peace of mind. You don’t have to dig into your surroundings to find out the stuff you need. Right? But what if you are having a lot of wires on and around your computer desk. That is just so annoying. Isn’t it. Do it now or later, but you will have to do it someday, so it’s better to organize your desk now.
Clip the wires and cables properly in an organized manner and avoid rolling, twisting, or wrapping them around everything. Most of the new Apple laptops come with a thin and light-weight cable which you can easily store in the desk drawers. Twisting cables to an odd point can break the internal wires and could lead to charging issues.
More to it, if you continue keeping all your wires and chargers in an unorganized pile next to your computer, it will only gather more and more dust which is harmful for your Mac. Make sure you keep your workspace and your computer as clean as possible to prevent overheating and lagging as a result.
Restart Your Computer Regularly
Breaks are important for everyone, even for computers. No matter if you are working on Windows or macOS, iOS or Android, all your devices need to rest often for better health and improved productivity. So, make sure to restart your devices at least every few days to ensure good performance.
Restarting the device will also prevent it from overheating and will give a break to your battery. If possible, you may shut down your computer for a couple of seconds and then restart; you will automatically notice some performance boost in your device. This is because without restarting your computer, you will always have some applications and background processes running because they failed to close.
Place Your Laptop on a Cooling Pad
As discussed earlier, you should never keep your laptop on a plush surface, particularly when it is on. This tip is an extended idea to prevent your device from overheating. When you are working on your laptop or otherwise, place it over the cooling pad to ensure a consistent airflow so that the fan can move appropriately.
Soft stuff can block the ventilation ducts, due to which the system will heat up, and this will affect the overall performance of your device. Keeping a cooling pad handy will also enhance the battery life and performance of the laptop in the long run.
Plus, if you are working in a hotter environment, it may also have a negative impact on your Mac, so a cooling pad can save you in such situations when you travel.
Handle Your Laptop Carefully
Now, this is something fundamental but useful. Nowadays, due to busy work life, people have become accustomed to multitasking, both digitally and off the digital. Sometimes, we completely neglect our digital devices while shifting from one task to another, resulting in the accidental fall of laptops, mobile phones, or tablets.
If you too have the habit of holding your laptop in one hand while taking a mug of coffee to the desk, you should immediately change it. If possible, buy a good laptop cover built with durable material to prevent any severe damage. No matter what, you should always hold your laptops carefully, particularly when moving from one room to another.