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Optimizing your Mac: Turn Off Unused Services

Last updated March 07, 2010 - Send Feedback

Turning off some of these items also increases security, by eliminating potential access to your Mac:

  • Universal Access
  • Speech Recognition
  • Bluetooth
  • File sharing
  • Web sharing
  • Any other sharing service;
  • AirPort.
  • Logged-in users other than yourself.

Most of these are found in the System Preferences panel.

Excluding items from search using Spotlight privacy option
Turn off unused services

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