Mac Cleaner is a tool that contains multiple features to clean and optimize your Mac to its
maximum performance. Below is a guide on how to use each built-in feature of Mac Cleaner.
Performance Monitor - Have an Overview of Mac's Conditions or Start a Quick Clean
After launching Mac Cleaner, you can see the Mac Cleaner icon in the menu bar from the top-right
corner of the screen. From there, the below information is shown:
- CPU LOAD (current CPU usage percentage)
- Network (current network condition)
- Macintosh HD (total and currently available memory space)
- RAM (total and currently used memory space)
If you click the delete icon next to Macintosh HD, it will automatically go to the Junk Cleaner
feature for you to clean unneeded junk files from Mac. If you click the icon next to RAM, you will
be able to clear RAM on your Mac with only one click.
Junk Cleaner - Scan, Locate and Clear All Junks on Mac
1. Find and click Junk Cleaner on the left side, then press the SCAN button. Now
Mac Cleaner will start scanning all junk files on your Mac.
2. After the scanning, you will see all the junk files listed: Application Cache,
System Cache, System Logs, User Logs, Photo Cache, Email Cache, Email Attachments, iTunes Cache,
iTunes Backups, iTunes Downloads, etc.
3. Select the files you want to delete or click "Select All" to remove all junk
4. Press the CLEAN button. Wait for a few seconds for Mac Cleaner to clean the
selected junk files.
5. When the cleaning process finishes, you will see "Clean Completed" and how much
space it’s cleaned. You can also see how much space is available on your dish drive after the
cleaning. If needed, click the Review button to click more junk.
Duplicates Finder - Auto Locate Duplicate Document, Photos, and Videos
1. Locate Duplicates Finder on the left side. After that, click the "+" button to
choose a folder and then press the SCAN button. You can also change the path before scanning to
scan more duplicates.
2. Once the scanning process is finished, you can see all of the duplicate files
classified into All, Archive, Document, Folder, Media, Picture, and Other. Now, choose one
category and click auto select. Then, Mac Cleaner will check all the duplicate files
automatically and leave the original ones. You can also click the search icon next to each
duplicate file name to review the file.
3. Click the CLEAN button to delete the selected files.
4. When the cleaning process is done, a window indicating "Cleaned Completed" will
show up. You can see how many files have been cleaned and how much space is available on your
drive. You can click the Review button to view or delete more duplicate files.
App Uninstaller - Completely Uninstall Apps with All Related Files
1. Click App Uninstaller and press the SCAN button to start scanning all installed
apps on your Mac.
2. When the scanning process finishes, the applications are listed into categories:
All Applications, Unused, Leftovers and Selected. Choose one category and locate your unwanted
app from the list or type its name on the Search bar from the top right corner.
3. Then, tick the app you want to uninstall. You can see its associated files by
clicking the unfold symbol and view more details by clicking the search icon. After that, simply
click CLEAN and the selected apps will be deleted from Mac as well as their related files.
4. Wait a few seconds until the "Cleaned Completed" window pops up. You can view
how much space is saved after the uninstalling and how much available space there is on your
Mac. You can also click the Review button to view the remaining apps.
Large & Old File - Find Large and Outdated Files by Type, Time, and Size
1. Press Large & Old File on the left side of the interface. Click SCAN to have the
software start scanning.
2. Once the scanning process is finished, you can view the scanning results by
category: Type, Date, and Size. By type, there are Archives, Pictures, Movies, Music, and Other;
By date, you will see files downloaded 1 Year Ago, 1 Month Ago, 1 Week Ago, and within 7 days;
By size, files are sorted by Huge, Average, and Small.
3. Alternatively, view the files in Overview and select the files you do not want.
Then, press CLEAN to remove these unwanted large and old files.
4. After this, you will see a "Cleaned Completed" pop-up window. You will be able
to view how many files you have deleted and how much space is available. Then, click the Review
button to have a look at the remaining large and old files if you want to.
Similar Image Finder - Find and Remove Similar Photos from Mac
1. Find and click the Similar Image Finder module and click the "+" icon to select
a folder to scan similar images.
2. Press the SCAN button. You can also change the path to scan more similar images
on your Mac.
3. After the scanning, all similar images are listed and similar ones are
automatically selected by Mac Cleaner. You can also choose the ones you want to delete manually
by clicking the file name.
4. Now, click the CLEAN button to remove the selected similar photos.
5. Wait for the cleaning to be done. View how many files are cleaned and how much
space is available on your disk from the pop-up "Cleaned Completed" window. If needed, view the
remaining similar photos by clicking the Review button.
Shredder - Permanently and Securely Delete No-Longer-Needed Files
1. Locate and press the Shredder module.
2. Click the "+" button to choose the files that you want to permanently remove
from your Mac. If you want to choose more files, you can press the Add button again.
3. Then, click SHRED and choose files by ticking. After that, confirm to SHRED.
4. When the files are completely removed from your Mac, a "Cleaned Completed"
window will pop up. It shows how many files have just been cleaned and how much space is
available on your Mac now. You can also click the Review button to view more files to shred.
Extensions - Manage Built-in Plugins, Start-up Items, Proxy, and Services
1. Click Extension and then press the SCAN button.
2. After that, you will see all extensions in these categories: Spotlight Plugins,
Safari Extensions, and Internet Plugins.
3. Switch the button next to the extensions from on to off to enable or disable
Privacy - Locate and Remove All Browsing Data from Mac
1. Click the Privacy module, then click the SCAN button to locate all browsing data
from your Mac. Noted that you will have to close all the running browsers to remove more related
2. When the scanning is done, you can see these categories: recent items, your
browsers, and application permissions. You can check all browsing data like Auto Fills Value,
Cookies, Downloaded File History, Download History, Login History, Search History, Visit History
on Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or other browsers.
3. Now, choose the data you want to clean and click the CLEAN button. You may
choose multiple items at the same time.
4. When it is done, view how many items are deleted and how much space is available
on your disk drive now from the "Cleaned Completed" window. You can click the Review button to
clean more items.
Optimization - Speed up Mac by 5 Features
- Login Items: You can manage the applications that automatically launch when you
log in. Simply enable or disable less-used apps.
- Speed Up Mail: Mac Cleaner improves your inbox performance by re-indexing the
Mail database. This feature is recommended when your Mail's speed gets slow.
- Free Up RAM: Your Mac will become slow once the RAM is full. You can easily get
rid of all the useless junks on your Mac to optimize its speed.
- Free Up Purgeable Space: You can't manually delete purgeable space. Mac might
remove the files that are designated purgeable when the space is required. But with this
feature, you can release purgeable space with only one click.
- Clean DNS Cache: Any recently visited site is cached on your Mac until the time
defined by the DNS (Domain Name System) server has expired. You might need to clear and
reset them when there are Internet connectivity errors or other issues.