User Guide of Mac Cleaner

Welcome to the page of Mac Cleaner Guide. You will get detailed steps to clean system junk, iPhoto junk, email junk, similar photo, iTunes junk, trash bin, large & old files, duplicate folder, uninstall apps to free your Mac storage and improve the performance.

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Getting Started

Install software

Before installing this software, you should make sure that your Mac system meets the following requirements:

Mac OS: macOS 14, 13, 12, 11, 10.15, 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, etc.

CPU: 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or above and Apple M1/M2 chip

RAM: 1GB system memory

Hard Disk Space: 2GB hard drive space

Install Mac Cleaner:

Step 1. Click "Free Download" on the top right of the interface to download Apeaksoft Mac Cleaner. Double-click mac-cleaner.dmg file.

Step 2. Drag the icon to your application folder. Move Mac Cleaner and click "Authenticate".

Drag Mac Cleaner Icon

Step 3. Enter User Name and Password to allow this operation.

Enter Name

Launch software

Click "Finder" icon in the dock, then click "Application". Find and double-click Mac Cleaner icon to open Mac Cleaner on your Mac.

Or you can click "Search" icon on the menu bar, and search Mac Cleaner directly.

Open Mac Cleaner

User interface

The main interface of Apeaksoft Mac Cleaner is simple. You can check Status, Cleaner, and Toolkit in the main interface.


If you want to adjust the window, you can click "Window" in the top menu bar. Here, you can minimize, open, close window or enter full screen.

Adjust Window


Apeaksoft Mac Cleaner offers you four language options: English, Japanese, French, and Dutch.

Just go to "Configure" > "Language", and choose the target language.

Choose Language


Apeaksoft Mac Cleaner offers you to set configurations for Duplicate Finder and Similar Image Finder.

Just go to "Configure" > "For Duplicate Finder"/ "For Similar Image Finder"

The files that are less than the file size you set will be automatically skipped when finding duplicate files.


Set the default value and find similar images.

Image Finder

Order software

You can click "Purchase" on the menu bar and choose "Purchase". Then the purchase window will pop up.

After you purchased successfully, the registration code will be sent to your email.


Register software

You can use Mac Cleaner for free trail. But the free trail version is limited in some functions. If you want to use its full functions, you should purchase and register it.

Click "Purchase" on the menu bar and choose "Register". The registration window will pop up automatically.

If you've purchased Apeaksoft Mac Cleaner, enter the email address and register code you received. Then click "Register" to register Mac Cleaner.


Email Address: The email address you used to purchase the software.

License Code: A string of characters marked as Active code, license code or KEYCODE(S) in the order confirmation letter you received after the successful purchase.

Update software

You can click "Help" in the top menu bar and choose "Check for Updates" to update to the latest version.

Check Update

Note: If you want to update the software, you should ensure the network is available.

Apeaksoft support

Apeaksoft provides you professional solutions in case you encounter any problems when using our product.

Click here to our Support Center.

Or you can click "Help" in the top menu bar, then click "Support".

Or contact us by sending us email:

If you want to know more about us and our product, you can click "Help" in the top menu bar.

Click "Home Page" to enter Apeaksoft homepage.

Click "Product Page" to enter Apeaksoft Mac Cleaner product page.

Click "Like Us on Facebook" to get the latest news about us on Facebook.

Home Page

Preview Mac Status

Apeaksoft Mac Cleaner is the professional Mac cleaning software. It enables you to check your Mac status, clean junk files.

Step 1. Install Mac Cleaner

Free download, install and launch Mac Cleaner on your Mac. Click "Status" in the main interface.


Step 2. Preview system status

The status of CPU usage, Memory usage and disk usage will be displayed. You can check what is taking up your Mac space.


Free up Mac

Clean System Junk

Step 1. Install Mac Cleaner

Free download, install and launch Mac Cleaner on your Mac. Click "Cleaner" in the main interface.


Step 2. Clean System Junk

Then, click "System Junk". System Junk includes System Cache, Application Cache, System Logs, User Logs, and Localization.

System Junk

Step 3. Scan System Junk

Click "Scan" to scan the system junks on your Mac. It will take a while to finish the scanning process.


Step 4. View System Junk

After that, you can click "View" button review the scan results in case of mistakenly deletion. Or you can hit "Re-scan" to scan your Mac again.


Step 5. Select Files

Choose the items you want to clean, and then you can delete them by clicking the "Clean" button.

Select Files

Step 6. Clean System Junk on Mac

A confirmation window shall pop up to confirm the deletion. Make sure you want to clean the selected system junk, and click "Confirm" to clean system junk on Mac.

Clean System Junk

If you want to scan again, click "Back" and click "Rescan".

Clean iPhoto Junk

Click "iPhoto Junk" to enter the iPhoto Junk to clean useless photo cache.

Click "Scan" to scan the photo cache and click "View". Tick the photo cache you want to delete, click "Clean".

iPhoto Junk

Clean Email Junk

Click "Email Junk" in the main interface. Then click "Scan" to scan the email cache and email attachment.

View and clean the selected email cache and email attachment.

Email Junk

Clean Similar Photo

Click "Similar Photo", and click "Scan" to scan and clear the unwanted photos on your Mac.

Similar Photo

Clean iTunes Junk

Click "iTunes Junk" and click "Scan" to scan and clean up outdated iOS device backups, installation packages, and remove corrupt downloads from iTunes.

iTunes Junk

Clean Trash Bin

Click "Trash Bin" and click "Scan" to empty trash on Mac. You can view the trash before cleaning.

Trash Bin

Clean Large & Old Files

Click "Large & Old Files" and click "Scan" to locate large files and folders on your Mac.

Click "View" to preview the large and old files. Select the files you want to clean, and click "Clean".

Large and Old Files

Clean Duplicate Finder

Click "Duplicate Finder" in the main interface. Then click "Scan" to scan duplicate files. You can view the duplicate files before deleting.

Duplicate Finder

More Functions

"Toolkit" of Apeaksoft Mac Cleaner provides tools to uninstall apps, optimize the performance, protect privacy, manage files, hide files, and unarchiver.

By clicking "ToolKit", you can see these useful tools in the main interface.



You can remove unneeded apps and associated files on your Mac with this function.

Step 1. Click "Scan" to scan the unnecessary apps on your Mac.


Step 2. Click "View" to check the useless apps on your Mac.


Step 3. You can select the app you want to uninstall and click "Clean" to delete the selected app on your Mac.


With this function, you can optimize Mac performance and speed up your Mac.

Click "Optimize" and click "Scan" to scan your Mac.


You can check and clear unnecessary settings, like QuickLook, Spotlight, Proxy, Login, Services, Preferences and Flush DNS.

Check Settings

You can also check your Mac battery status in real time.

Check Battery Status

You can also make your Mac awake in a set time, like 15 mins, 30 mins, 1h, 2h, 5h, or permanently according to your needs.

Set Screen Time


To protect your privacy, you can clean cookies, download/login/search/visit history on Firefox and Safari.

Just click "Scan" to scan downloads, cookies and visit history from Firefox and Safari on your Mac.


Then click "View" to see cookies, downloaded files, downloads history, HTML 5 local storage, login history, search history and visit history. Select the cache you want to delete and click "Clean".


File Manager

File Manage helps you view the file information, count words numbers and crush unwanted files.

File Manager

First, you can click "Add File" area in the left side of the interface and add file from you Mac.

Then, click "View Files" to view the added file.

View Files

If you want to delete the file, you can click "Shred Files" and confirm to delete the selected file.


You can get your own private space by hiding or encrypting files. Set the password to confirm your privacy.

Hide Files

Click "Hide" in the right side of the interface. A window will pop up to enable you to set the password.

Set Password

You can hide the file, music or video as you like. You can click "Add File" area to add the file you want to hide. Or you can drag the file to the "Add file" area directly.

Add File

Click "Hide" to hide the added file. You can click the sliding button to show or hide the hidden file.

The hided file will be listed in categories in the left pane.

Hide Added File


Mac cleaner provides you a free RAR opener for Mac, so that you can extract files from RAR with Unarchiver.


If you want to extract files from RAR, you can click "Add File" to add the RAR file from your Mac. Then choose the decompression path and click "Decompression" to extract the file from RAR.


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