Why Is My iMac so Slow?
Slow internet issues are not uncommon on the iMac, as with any other device for that matter. You can have the latest 27-inch top-of-the-line iMac for more than $2,000, but that doesn't influence your Internet connectivity. And this can make or break your experience in today's always connected world.
The most common cause for slow iMac internet is the connection you're using, be if a wired or Wi-Fi one. You can follow the usual steps - restarting your router, iMac, calling your ISP, etc. to troubleshoot your connection issues. In some cases this will get you faster, more stable connectivity. In this article we want to present a different, more effective approach to get rid of your iMac internet slow issues. Keep reading.
iMac Internet Slow - What Are the Causes?
To put it briefly, the causes for slow internet on iMac include:
- using a poor connection - e.g. connecting from rural or remote areas
- experiencing temporary ISP infrastructure problems
- having router or modem issues - outdated firmware, needing a restart, etc.
- being in a poor coverage area - too far from the Wi-Fi router / hotspot.
And the symptoms of slow internet are ever so green, unfortunately. Just to name a few:
- websites / apps take forever to load or refresh;
- videos are buffering;
- you experience stuttering and buffering when video conferencing;
- downloads / uploads are slow.
So what's the solution?
How to Speed Up Slow Internet Connection on iMac
As mentioned above, we are not going to share how you can troubleshoot a slow Internet connection. Instead, we are going to focus on getting that fast and stable connectivity you've always wanted, in a matter of minutes. All you need is Speedify fast bonding VPN.
Speedify allows you to use all of your available connections at once on your iMac. Remember - that's "at once" and not "switching between them" - here's the difference.
Speedify dynamically sends traffic through all your networks - Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet, cellular, etc. - depending on each network's performance, to get you the fastest, most stable and secure Internet at any given time. If one of the connections drops (e.g. you connect to a sticky Wi-Fi hotspot), Speedify will move more traffic over cellular or wired Ethernet. And it's all seamless to you, even when streaming - you won't even know it happened till you check the stats in the app.
How to use Speedify on Your iMac
It's simple - you can use the integrated Wi-Fi and wired Ethernet adapters and also connect external network adapters on your iMac via the USB ports. This will help you to connect to multiple networks. Speedify will automatically recognize each new connection and start using it. You can find more details about combining different connections types in our knowledge base.
Slow and Unreliable Internet on iMac? Not Anymore, Thanks to Speedify
Aside from getting you fast and stable Internet connectivity, Speedify uses servers in the cloud and encrypts your traffic to and from those servers. This means that your online activity is safe from hackers and cyber criminals that might be lurking on your network or on public Wi-Fi networks for example.
This comes in handy also when the network you're connected to restricts access to certain websites and apps - mostly streaming and social media ones - YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, etc. This is the case for many educational and office networks. The point is that with the traffic being encrypted, you can access those websites freely.
There's another upside to this: you can choose the servers to connect to, including those in other countries. So, if you're abroad or need to access a local resource within a country, connect to a server in the region where access is not blocked and you're all set!
Fixing iMac slow internet is easy: just use Speedify and you'll always get the best connectivity! Find it in the Mac App Store.