If you use macOS, you should know how to remove software from your laptop. Possibly, your computer’s desktop is getting too cluttered with programmes you installed a long time ago. Perhaps you have a downloaded game that you no longer wish to keep and wish to delete it. Here’s how to uninstall software from your Mac, for whatever reason you may have.
Please take note that while I utilised a MacBook Air (early 2015) in this article, any recent Apple laptop, such as a MacBook Air M1, 14-inch MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air M2, will function just as well. Black Friday bargains on MacBooks have dropped to their lowest prices of the year, making now the best time to upgrade.
A Recommendation for Deleting Applications from Your Mac Book
To begin, select Finder from your toolbar’s tabs. Once you’ve opened the Finder, head to the menu bar at the top of the screen and select Go. After accessing the Go submenu, select the Applications link.
After going to the Application link, find the programme you want to remove and click it. Here, I’ll demonstrate how to uninstall the Steam gaming client. To delete an icon, right-click it and select the “Move to Trash” option. To proceed, please click here.
Now that the app is gone, you can access the trash can from the toolbar. Select the trashcan and press the right mouse button to get rid of it.
Once you right-click the trash can, the “Empty Trash” option will appear. To get rid of the garbage, follow the link and do the necessary.
Mac Os X: Using Finder to Remove Programs
Although it looks like a simple desktop, the Finder software is actually responsible for displaying all of your files and folders. You can get to your documents, programmes, and other tools with the help of Finder. There’s a dedicated apps section where you can find all of your installed apps, both those downloaded via the internet and those you’ve downloaded from other sources. Your app’s uninstallation can be handled through Finder if it did not have a separate installer.
Methods for Deleting Applications from Your Mac
To completely remove an application, an uninstaller is typically installed at the same time. If the app you want to delete has an uninstaller, then you should always use it rather than the other two options.
Step-By-Step Instructions for Completely Deleting Applications from A Mac
Even though you can delete an app from your Mac, it may still have some leftover files. In most circumstances, you can leave these files alone, but if you’re in need of more storage space, you can safely delete them. To do this, you may either manually look for and delete the files, or you can use a free Mac cleanup tool like CCleaner (there is a paid version available as well) to search for and delete the residual junk.
To manually remove all traces of an uninstalled software, you can utilise Finder to scour the aforementioned areas.