How to Uninstall Applications on Mac

George Herman
George Herman
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Mac users should know that deleting applications on Windows is quite different on Mac. In fact, the apps in macOS are bundles of many files which are packed together and stored in the Applications folder. So, if you want to uninstall an application on Mac, you should only locate it and drag it to the Trash folder in the Dock.

If the above-mentioned is not clear enough, just follow the steps listed below:

  1. Click the Finder icon in the Doc of your Mac.

  2. Open the Applications folder via the Finder sidebar (Open the Finder > Applications and scroll down to the application).

  3. Drag and drop the application you want to delete to the Trash.

  4. Open the Trash folder, right click on the application and select Delete Immediately.

  5. Fill in your password if requested and press OK.

Now the application you wanted to remove from your Mac should be already deleted. Be aware that sometimes the apps stored in the Applications folder have an Uninstaller. To check if this is your case, just open the Applications folder and if you see an Uninstall [App] or [App] Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the instructions on the screen to permanently remove the program.

If, by any chance, you change your mind and decide to keep the application on your Mac, click on the Trash icon, select the app in it, and choose File > Put Back. Now the program you wanted to delete is back to your computer.

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