Are you concerned about what to expect once you upgrade to macOS Catalina?

Our clients occasionally have problems when upgrading to new macOS software and upgrading to the new macOS Catalina will probably have an effect on your Apple Mac. We have some helpful tips to guide you AFTER you have installed the new software.

Have you checked your CPU usage?

Once of our most important tips to follow after upgrading to macOS Catalina is to monitor your CPU usage. It is common for machines to overheat and become very slow after upgrading to Catalina. If you are worried about the your processing speed Click here on how to check your macOS Catalina CPU usage.

Do you have enough RAM available?

Apple Mac’s that don’t have enough RAM can often become slow and unresponsive after installing a new operating systems. Apple recommend that a minimum of 4GB is available at any time. Having more is even better so that you don’t experience slow processing or freezing (wheel of death) Click here to check how much RAM you are currently using.

Do you have enough Apple Mac storage?

While the basic Apple Mac storage requirements are between 12-20GB we recommend having a minimum of 30GB free before installing macOS Catalina. The latest macOS Catalina upgrades can be very large and often update automatically. This is also excluding other 3rd party application updates.

Have you checked your battery life?

 Have you checked the battery life of your Apple Mac? If you are concerned it is sluggish Click here to reset the SMC on your Mac. This can often assist with battery related issues.

Is your Apple Mac indexing?

Check that your Mac isn’t indexing. Indexing is when Spotlight is categorising all your data on your machine. It can cause the machine to become slow. If indexing continues for more than one day contact us.