Whenever you want to delete a file or an app in Mac you send that to the trash. Trash holds the items in it unless you permanently delete them. It could be one of the reasons your Mac is running slow or out of space. After certain amount of time when you don’t need them, it’s time to delete them. Mac OS comes with the new feature which empties itself after a time period of 30 days. It’s really helpful for those who are not I a routine to delete their trash and the items remain there taking lots of memory space. We will discuss how to automatically empty trash in Mac OS Sierra.


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Empty Trash Automatically

The automatically emptying of the trash feature is present in Mas OS Sierra 10 and other newest version of it. Older versions did not have this automatic emptying of trash. SO to enable this feature in your Mac OS Sierra have to:-

  • Go to the Finder in Mac and Open the Finder menu.
  • Select Preferences.
  • Now go to the Advance tab, you have to check the checkbox with option ‘Remove items from the Trash after 30 days’.
  • Exit the Preferences.

Once you select the option to remove the items of trash after 30 days it will delete the items in 30 days without prompting you. The trash does not delete itself rather the items sent to the trash are individually deleted once each one of them completes the time span of 30 days.

How to Disable the Feature

After you have decided that you want to manually delete the items in trash then it’s time to disable the feature ‘Remove items from the Trash after 30 days’. To do it you have to:-

  • Go to the Finder Menu and click on Preferences.
  • Now go to the Advance tab and uncheck the checkbox with option ‘Remove items from the Trash after 30 days’.
  • Exit the Preferences.

Now the feature is disabled unless you turn it on again.