How to Uninstall Apps on Mac Easily and Quickly

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Myra Updated on Nov 23, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Unlike force quitting Apps on Mac, uninstalling Apps on your macOS Sierra or Mac EL Capitan deletes the programs from your Mac or MacBook Pro completely. No matter you want to delete the Apps that you don't use anymore from your Mac or uninstall Apps that have been installed accidentally, you can follow the steps below to uninstall programs on your Mac easily and quickly. Read on to get more details. (If you are also interested in how to remove Apps on iPhone, learn how to delete iPhone Apps here.)

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How to uninstall Apps on Mac/MacBook Pro

As you may know, you can only uninstall Apps that are from App Store or websites. Apps that are part of your Mac cannot be removed as you wish. No matter you want to uninstall Apps from macOS Sierra or Mac OS X El Capitan, you can choose one of the two tips below to make it. The way to delete Apps that you downloaded from App Store is different from the way to remove programs that you downloaded elsewhere.

Tip 1: Delete Apps downloaded in App Store from Mac

Step 1: Tap on Launchpad in the Dock on your Mac.

Step 2: Press and hold on any of the App's icon until the icons begin to jiggle.

Step 3: Click the Delete button on the App you want to remove. (You can reinstall the App from App Store if you need.)

How to uninstall Apps on Mac/MacBook Pro

Tip 2: Uninstall App downloaded elsewhere

Step 1: Open Finder on your Mac.

Step 2: In the Finder sidebar, tap on Applications.

Step 3: If the App you want to install has an Uninstaller in the App's folder, double-click the App Uninstaller to remove the App from your Mac. While if that's not the case, drag the App from the current folder to Trash and then perform Empty Trash in Finder. (You can still get the App back before emptying the trash by clicking the App in Trash and choosing File > Put Back.)

How to delete Apps from MacBook Pro

Easy, right? Just three steps to uninstall programs on your Mac/MacBook Pro. If your Mac is running slow, deleting Apps is also a good way to make it run faster if the problem is caused by full storage on your device. For more tips on how to use your Mac or iDevice, go to iOS & Mac Topics to find what you need.


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