Apple introduced a way to automatically empty trash every 30 days since the macOS Sierra 10.12 update. By enabling the feature, you can free up disk space and reduce mental clutter. It is very easy to enable this option but it takes some digging to find it.
In this guide, we will show you how automatically empty trash on mac.
Automatically Empty Trash on Mac
To empty the trash automatically on mac, follow the steps mentioned below:
- Start by clicking on “Finder“ given on the menu bar at the top of the screen. From the “Finder” drop-down menu, select “Preferences’.
- “Finder Preferences” pop-up will appear on the screen, click on the “Advanced” button on it which has a gear icon.
- From the “Advanced” preferences, navigate to the “Remove items from the Trash after 30 days” option. Click on the checkbox given by the option to enable it.
Now mac will automatically empty the Trash every 30 days. To disable the option, uncheck the “Remove items from the Trash after 30 days” from Preferences.