How to Uninstall Apps on Mac Computers

Uninstalling Apps on Mac can be tricky for some people. In this guide, we will show 2 easy methods to Uninstall Apps on Mac Computers. You can uninstall programs by putting them in the trash bin or, you can run the uninstaller program if they came with their own uninstaller. The Apps that you’ve installed from the App Store can be uninstalled using Launchpad.

How to Uninstall Apps and Program on Mac Computers

How to Uninstall Apps on Mac Computers

Method 1: Use the Trash

Step 1: Firstly open Finder and click on the Finder Application which resembles a blue face.

Step 2: Click on Applications. It is a folder at the left side of the Finder window.

Step 3: Now find the program that you want to uninstall. You’ll have to scroll through the programs here until you find an icon for the program that you want to remove.

Step 4: You’ll need to double-click on the folder to open it if the program is inside the folder and then look for an uninstaller application. If there’s an uninstaller application, skip to the next section.

Step 5: Now select the program’s icon. Click the program’s icon once to select it.

Step 6: Click on the File. It is a menu item situated at the top-left corner of the screen. By doing so it prompts a drop-down menu.

Step 7: Click on Move To Trash. You will find this near the bottom of the File drop-down menu.

Step 8: Now click and hold the Trash icon. This Trash icon is in your Mac’s Dock. After a second of holding, a pop-up menu will be displayed above the Trash icon.

Step 9: Click on Empty Trash. It is in the pop-up menu. By doing so, it deletes the Trash’s contents, including the program that you just sent to the Trash. Now the program is no longer installed on your Mac.


Method 2: Use the Uninstaller

Step 1: Open the Finder and click on the Finder Application which resembles a blue face.

Step 2: Now click on Application this folder is at the left side of the Finder Window.

Step 3: Double-click on the Application Folder But doing so it opens the Application’s Folder and you will see the uninstaller application inside it.

Step 4: If you don’t see the uninstaller application you’ll have to select and delete the program like usual.

Step 5: Double-click at the uninstaller application. It should now open to a new window.

Step 6: Now you’ll have to follow the on-screen instructions. Since each program has different uninstall criteria, the steps which you’ll take here will vary.

Note: Make sure that you check the “Delete files” option if available, to completely uninstall the program.

Method 3: Use Launchpad

Step 1: Open Launchpad, Click at the spaceship-shaped icon in your Mac’s Dock. A list of your currently installed apps will be opened.

Step 2: Now find the app that you want to delete. You can scroll left or right through the list of the apps to find that app that you want to delete.

Step 3: Now Click and hold the app. After a moment, the app will start shaking.

Step 4: Click X, It is at the top-left corner of the app icon.

Step 5: If there’s no X floating above the icon while it’s shaking, then you did not install this app from the App Store and it cannot be uninstalled from Launchpad.

Step 6: Click on Delete when prompted. This will help to Uninstall Apps on Mac.

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We hope that this article proved useful to you on how to uninstall apps on Mac Computers. Also note that some Applications will leave behind the folders with preferences, files, or any other data.

From the Library Folder, you can delete these files. If you have deleted an app that you had purchased through the App Store, you can reinstall it again for free from the App store.