Need to uninstall apps on Mac? Today, I will share skill of uninstalling Apps on Mac. Find out how in this article below!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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Tips and Tricks about Mac Uninstaller
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