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How to Uninstall Apps on Mac

By Wian LJ | Lasted Updated 2018-06-24 05:59:48
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Need to uninstall apps on Mac? Today, I will share skill of uninstalling Apps on Mac. Find out how in this article below!

Part 1. How to Uninstall Apps on Mac- Manual Method

There are apps we install on Mac that are not really that important or have only been used for a few times yet these apps use-up a lot of storage space on the hard drive causing the system to slow down.

Millions of apps in the AppStore are of great value and uses but then not all of them stay forever in our system. We need to get rid of some less important apps to boost Mac.

uninstall apps on mac

There are also third-party applications that can be difficult to uninstall because these apps were built by different developers.

But we got you covered, we will show you the step by step guide on how to uninstall apps on Mac

How to uninstall apps on Mac normally:

Exit all open applications on Mac

Open Finder

Enter Application folder and hit search

Find the apps or programs you need to uninstall

Optional: You may use the search bar for a more specific result

Drag the app to the Trash

Empty the Trash folder right after dragging all apps

Note: Assess the apps you just uninstalled if you no longer really need them before emptying the Trash folder.

If you change your mind upon deleting apps, simply open the Trash folder and find the desired apps, and right-click the app icon to restore it.

move apps to trash

Manually uninstalling apps might need you need to do this step for every app you wish to remove from Mac. This will really take time and effort.

Apart from that, it leaves caches and other related files from different folder location. You need to find the related files and folders in order to completely remove the apps on Mac.

If you installed apps from the AppStore here are the steps on how to uninstall them:

Again exit all applications on Mac

Open Launchpad

Find the desired app icon to uninstall

Click and hold on the app icon until all the icons wiggle or shake

Click on the X icon that appears on the top left of the app icon

Confirm the uninstall request

Again make sure to empty the Trash folder to free up some space on Mac.

Part 2. Use iMyMac-Cleaner to Completely Uninstall Apps on Mac

If only we can uninstall apps on Mac with just a click, wouldn't it be nice? Well, to clean Mac without confusing yourself, I recommend iMyMac-Cleaner.

This is a Mac cleaner program dedicated to removing Junk files, shred important files, diagnose Mac status, deletes caches and history, and many more.

This is a powerful uninstaller that removes all the apps and its related folders. iMyMac-Cleaner provides the one-stop solution to all the things you need to speed up and clean your Mac.

How to use iMyMac Cleaner?

 We know that uninstalling apps on Mac is very different from Windows so we will make it easier for you to remove such annoying apps. iMyMac-Cleaner will save you from all the headaches. 

Check out these steps on how to uninstall apps on Mac completely:

Step 1: Download, Install and Launch iMyMac-Cleaner

Step 2: Scan Your Mac Apps

Choose Mac Uninstaller from the left side of the main program.  Hit Scan

Scan Mac Apps

Step 3: Select Apps TO Uninstall

Selectively choose the apps iMyMac Cleaner found.  Click Clean and confirm the action

uninstall Mac Apps

You can choose single or multiple apps you see on the scan results. How easy is that? There are more to iMyMac Cleaner  than just simply uninstalling apps on Mac. It has all the things you need basically. 

Here are the notable features iMyMac Cleaner includes:

Compatible with Mac OS Sierra, OS X 10.13, 10.12, 10.11

Selective Option

Securely Deletes Files

Cleanup Mac Efficiently

Complete Uninstall system

Free to try 

And many more... 

Part 3. Uninstall Apps on Mac and Its Related Contents - Technical Method

There is a normal way of uninstalling apps from Mac but a little technical. For a reliable uninstall process, you need to remove all the related files to an app by deleting those folders as well.

But how do you do it?

Simply follow the guide below:

Perform a normal uninstall by going to Finder

Search for Applications folder

Find the desired application to uninstall

Beside Save button, click the + button 

Click Kind and go to Other 

Search for System

Check the system files and click OK

Make sure you choose the filter option to 'are included'

Highlight the entire files related to the said app 

Drag the files to the Trash folder to delete

Empty the Trash bin to ensure that you regain the space allotted for these apps and trash folder. You can also use the search bar and type in the name of the app so the other folders with similar files will be displayed. This will also allow you to trash the said files. 

drag apps to trash

Gentle Reminder: Once you empty the Trash folder, this action will be permanent and cannot be undone. If needed, you can review all the files inside the trash becfore finally deciding to clear it out. 

Tips for Installing Apps in the Future:

The next time you get the chance to install apps on Mac, remember these tips below:

Before installing an app, review the methods on how to uninstall it in the future to familiarize yourself

Review the Trash folder for important files

Always log on to your Mac as the Administrator to have full privilege

Assess if you really need to install the app on Mac

If in case, leave the preference folder alone if you think you might need to install the app again in the future. This will hasten the installation process since it already had footprints on your Preference folder.

Part 4. Conclusion

Uninstalling apps on Mac is less of a hassle than cleaning out our rooms so pretty much the steps we provided is simple and fast. 

iMyMac-Cleaner is an effective, efficient, safe, and secure program that can easily help you boost your Mac performance.

It checks your device status, uninstalls unwanted apps, shreds files, cleans junks and many more. Download your own iMyMac-Cleaner for free now!

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