How to Free Up Space on Mac (macOS Sonoma Updated)

Are you in a problem before installing third-Party Apps or Software? Because of a lack of free space. Try the below steps to Free up space on Macbook Mac. To update your current OS X You need much more space than you expect, 10 to 12 GBs must be required this time to download and install OS X on your iMac, MacMini, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air.

Generally, users are getting messages like “Free up space on Mac”, ”Your Startup disk almost full”, Need more space for start installation on your Mac, Required more space.

Try Different Ways to Free up space on MacBook, Mac

I would also like to recommend a one-click solution for cleaning your mac using Mac cleaner. Don’t interested, For that go with manual action right from the below steps.

The below steps are also useful if your system running on OSX.

Delete Large Files and Documents: Quickly Free Up Storage

We have official settings for managing storage on your MacBook, Mac. This will help in find large Documents and Files saved on your Mac, or MacBook Drive. Let’s see how to find it using the Manage storage option.

On macOS Ventura & later: Free Up Storage on Mac

1→ Go to the Apple Logo from the top Menu > System Settings.


2→ Now, Open General settings > Find the Storage Option. and see the Available free space.


3→ Also, See the Recommendations like Store in iCloud, Optimize Storage, and Empty Trash Automatically. and Further Options and Storage management are divided into the Data types like Installed apps [Applications], Documents, and like,


  • iCloud Drive
  • iOS Files
  • Mail
  • Messages
  • Music
  • Music Creation
  • Photos
  • Podcasts
  • Trash
  • macOS
  • System Data

4→ Click on the (i) Button next to Options and see the Option for uninstalling the app or Deleting the app or Data within the Storage settings.


5→ In the Same delete, iOS Backup file from Mac. Click on (i) Button next to iOS Backup.


The steps are compatible with Apple’s Silicon M1-series, M1 Pro (MacBook Pro), M1 Max (MacBook Pro & Mac Studio), M1 ultra (Mac Studio), M2 chip of 2022 (MacBook Pro & MacBook Air) Or Intel chip Mac computer updated with latest macOS.

6→ Click on (i) button next to the documents under the Storage Option.


7→ Find and Filter large documents from the “Large Files, Downloads Unsupported Apps, and File Browser“.


To Quickly Delete large Downloads from Mac,


To Quickly find and Uninstall/Delete Unsupported apps on Mac,


Find large Files from File Browser on Mac, and Delete it.


Note: If you don’t go with the Manual process, Try a one-click solution to free up space on your Mac.

Repeat the same steps if you are getting an error while updating macOS: Your disk does not have enough free space Updating requires 14.51 GB of disk space.

On macOS Monterey: Free Up Storage on mac

  1. Go to the Apple logo () From the top mac menu and Click on About this mac.
About this mac on MacBook Mac
About this mac on MacBook Mac
  • Now, Select the Storage Tab > Manage Option and See consumed space by Different media, files, and Online Backup files.
  • Manage Storage on MacBook Mac
    Manage Storage on MacBook Mac
  • Also, Find the new option this will help in clean offline TV shows and movie files downloaded from the internet. Click on Optimize and Quickly free up Gigabytes of Storage on yours Mac without Software.
  • Optimize Storage on Macbook Mac
    Optimize Storage on Macbook Mac
  • Next is How to Find the large files and Unused files from Mac drive. Click on Documents from the side panel and See the list of Files shorted with file size.
  • Delete Large File Folder and Document from MacBook Mac
    Delete Large File Folder and Document from MacBook Mac

    Select the Unused file and Click on the Delete option to remove it from your computer completely.

    More you will manage Applications, Mail, Messages, Music, and podcasts.

    Clear Purgeable Space on Mac MacBook

    Purgeable Space is system files and folder that’s unused and Hard to clear those files. Sometimes Cleaning Purgeable storage using Thord-Party Software makes our Mac system buggy and slow. But most of the case Purgeable space gives free space and Improve in Performance as well. So the ideal solution for clean Purgeable space on Mac is Reinstall MacOS on your Macbook, Mac running on any MacOS. Re-installation will clean up your mac first, Then install the latest macOS Version on your Mac from the internet.

    1. Backup your Mac in External Drive using Time Machine, or Copy the important files and folders to an external USB drive or External Hard Disk.
    2. Clean up Mac and Re-Install macOS.
      1. Go to the Apple logo () From the top mac menu > Click on Restart option.
      2. Next, During the next startup of your Mac, On M1 Mac, Press and Hold on the Power button until you see the Startup volume and Options on Screen, click on Optionson Intel Mac, Press, and Hold Command + R key from the Keyboard. until you see the MacOS Utility window on the screen.2 Disk Utility for Clean install MacOS Mojave
      3. Now, Click on the Disk Utility option and Open it. From Disk Utility, select the Drive from Sidebar and Erase your Mac. Once your Erase close Disk Utility window.
    Erase Mac Drive from Disk Utility
    Erase Mac Drive from Disk Utility

    And you will move to the macOS utility window, Click on Reinstall MacOS option.

  • And you will move to the macOS utility window, Click on Reinstall MacOS option.2 Disk Utility for Clean install MacOS Mojave
  • And Wait for installation by following on-screen instructions.
  • Next, you can check Purgeable space free up and Restore Your latest backup using a Time machine from the external drive.
  • That’s it.
  • 1st: Try to Remove Large Files

    You can easily remove large files with the filter option available in finder. You can easily find and Delete/ Move to make more space in your Mac.

    1. Open Finder from spotlight search and Open it.
    Open Finder on MacBook Mac
    Open Finder on MacBook Mac
  • On Latest MacOS, Open Finder > From top Select more option, and Select Order by Size.
  • Older version of macOS, Follow this, From
  • find-large-files-in-finder-mac
    Filter Files by Size on Finder MacBook Mac
    Filter Files by Size on Finder MacBook Mac
    File Size filter option on Mac Folder

    the Top Menu > File > Find > Kind > Other > Type (File Size).

    Free up space on Mac OS X EI Capitan 10.11

    Now filter file from finder by entering size and more. remove/ Trash unused files and folders or Copy to other external drive.

    2nd: Disk inventory tools

    Disk inventory tools are a great option for automatically find large files that will never use in the future. Like web browsing cookies, Third-party apps, and more.

    • Tools here And Compatible with OS X 10.3 or later.

    3rd: Remove old iOS device backup

    iCloud backup is also the best option for those users who have more enough space to take the whole backup, Because iOS device backup takes more space in your iCloud account for Photos, Videos, Contacts, and Calendars, and Settings. by removing iTunes OLD iOS backups you can release numbers of GBs space from your Mac’s hard drive space. if possible, only keep the last backup in place two or three.

    Using Finder on Latest macOS: We can delete Old backup completely from Mac while we connect the iOS device to Mac and Without connecting the device to Mac. Are you confused and hard to find then here’s the complete tutorial, Delete iPhone Backup from Mac?

    For iTunes: Launch iTunes, From the Top Menu iTunes > Preferences > Devices.

    Old backup in iTunes for your All iOS device

    4th, remove unused Apps

    Check your Application folder and remove unwanted apps by right click on it and click on “Move to Trash”.

    if you have any alternative tricks on Free up space on Latest MacOS.

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