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How to uninstall apps on Mac?

We all have to clean up our living spaces frequently, and similarly, our devices also require regular cleanup to function efficiently. We often download applications in our system that we use only once or twice. But with regular automatic updates and backups, these applications take up a lot of disk space and might also contribute towards slowing your Macbook.

Deleting an application or software by moving it to the trash can free up some space; however, this may not entirely remove the app’s data files.

In this article, we will guide how to uninstall apps on MacBook using Launchpad and Finder, which remove the app files completely.

Also read: How to import photos from your iPhone to MacBook?

How to uninstall apps on Mac using Launchpad?

Follow the steps mentioned below to uninstall applications on MacBook.

Step 1: Click on the Launchpad icon in the dock or type Launchpad on the search bar.

Step 2: Click and hold the icon of the app you want to delete until all the icons start to shake, and a small cross icon appears.

Step 3: Then click on the cross to delete the app.

Step 4: Alternatively, you can drag the app icon and drop it to the trash can in order to uninstall the app.

Also read: How to delete photos on your MacBook?

How to uninstall apps on Mac using Finder?

Step 1: Click on the Finder icon in the dock or type Finder on the search bar.

Step 2: Select Applications from the left side menu.

Step 3: If the application you want to delete is in a folder, then open the folder and look for Uninstallers.

Step 4: Double-click on the uninstaller and then follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the app completely.

Step 5: If the application is not in a folder then click and drag it to the trash bin.

Step 6: Open trash bin then click on Empty to uninstall the application completely from your Mac.

Also read: How to delete downloads on your MacBook?

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