How to Uninstall Applications on Macintosh

There are multiple ways to remove an application from most Macintosh operating systems. Choose the one that suits your tastes and environment.

Moving Mac Applications to Trash Bin

  1. Open “Finder”
  2. Click “Applications”
  3. Select the desired program
  4. Press “⌘ Command+Delete” on your keyboard
    • Or use menu “File > Move to Trash”
  5. Click and hold the “Trash” icon on the Dock
  6. Select “Empty Trash”

Uninstaller Included with Mac Application

  1. Open “Finder”
  2. Click “Applications”
  3. Double-click the application’s folder
  4. Double-click the uninstaller application.
  5. Follow on-screen instructions. The steps for uninstalling applications may vary.
    • To uninstall the program completely, check the “Delete files” option (if available).

Using the Launchpad (App Store Programs)

  1. Open “Launchpad”
  2. Click and hold the icon of the app you want to delete
  3. Click the “X” button
    • No “X” button means the app was not installed from the Store
  4. Confirm “Delete”

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