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    Apple laptop:
    Managing storage

    This course is for anyone with an Apple laptop computer who wishes to learn how to keep it running smoothly.

    When a computer starts to run out of storage space, it can sometimes stop working efficiently. In this course, we show you how to maintain your computer's health by using its built-in storage saving features to keep things under control.

    We also look at how to use recycle bin to delete unwanted documents – and how to get them back again if you've made a mistake. To complete the course, we find out how to use a separate storage device (called a USB stick) as a handy way to save even more space on your computer.

    What do I need to start this course?

    To get the most from this course, you will need the following:

    • Your laptop installed with macOS Catalina operating system. For more information on how to check for or install Catalina, refer to page 6 of our Security and privacy printable guide.
    • A little over 15 minutes to watch the video.
    • Alternatively, you might like to print and follow the steps in our course guide. You will find the guide at the bottom of this page.

    When you're ready to start, scroll down and click or tap the play button on the video.