It can be very easy to find “How to uninstall apps on mac” and get rid of unwanted software on your Mac. However, if you are not careful, you can damage your system and make it difficult to fix. There are so many useful applications on the App Store, but they seem like an endless list of useless garbage. Let’s try to remove all those unnecessary programs and start using only the ones you really need.
Here is the best way to uninstall apps on Mac: Open the Applications folder in Finder. Locate the app you want to delete. Click on the app in the list of apps and choose “Delete”. You can also find an app in the trash bin. Just drag it to the trash bin.
Lets have a look on step by step explanation for easy understanding:
Steps on How To Uninstall Apps On Mac
STEP 1: Open your System Preferences
STEP 2: Go to Applications
STEP 3: Open the app store
STEP 4: Hit delete and that’s all it takes. If you don’t see the app store, you can access it by searching ‘app store’ on your desktop.
Step 5: Remove duplicate apps from the home screen Duplicate apps mean the same thing on different apps. In some cases, the apps are different versions of the same app. When you download an app from the app store, it will usually come with a desktop icon. You can use this icon to open the app. On the other hand, sometimes the apps have a shortcut icon on your desktop. This shortcut icon is basically a shortcut to a file in your Mac’s filesystem.
If you drag this icon to the Trash, you’ll also trash the original file. So if you want to delete both shortcuts and the app itself, you’ll have to delete the file manually. Open your Finder. Go to your Home folder. Find the app folder inside. Right click on the app folder, and choose the ‘Move to Trash’ option. Then go to the Trash bin, and empty the Trash. Now all your apps and shortcuts should be removed. You might have to run Disk Utility to fix your disk space issues.
STEP 6: Create new folders for apps you want to keep Sometimes the apps you download are too big. They take up a lot of space and you’re not sure if you’ll use it in the future. What you can do is organize your applications into categories so you can easily find them. This is especially useful when you’ve moved them to a different hard drive. Go to your Applications folder. Inside, find all the apps you want to keep. Create a new folder inside your Applications folder. Name the folder something like ‘Games’. Now move all the apps you want to keep to the new ‘Games’ folder. This folder will help you quickly find the apps you need again.
STEP 7: Uninstall the remaining apps. Now that you’ve removed all the apps you don’t need, it’s time to delete the rest of them. Go to your Applications folder. Click on the app you want to remove. If it’s an older version, you can find its.dmg file. Drag the.dmg file to the Trash bin. If you downloaded a new version, you’ll have to open the app’s folder. Delete the.app file in there. Now, go to the Trash bin, and empty it. Your apps should now be completely gone.
I hope this post helps you get rid of unwanted programs on your Mac. Please feel free to leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.