If you’re a Mac user, you know that it’s essential to keep your device clean and organized. One of the ways to do this is by uninstalling apps that you don’t use or need anymore. However, uninstalling apps on a Mac can be quite different from how it’s done on other devices. In this article, we’ll show you how to uninstall apps on your Mac in 2023.
Using the Launchpad
The easiest and most straightforward way to uninstall apps on your Mac is by using the Launchpad. To access the Launchpad, click on the “Launchpad” icon on your Dock or use the “F4” key on your keyboard. Once the Launchpad is open, find the app that you want to uninstall and click and hold on it until it starts to wiggle. Then, click on the “x” button that appears on the app icon.
Using the Finder
If you can’t find the app on your Launchpad or prefer to use the Finder, you can still uninstall apps on your Mac using this method. Open the Finder and go to the “Applications” folder. Find the app that you want to uninstall and drag it to the Trash icon on your Dock. Alternatively, you can right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash.”
Using a Third-Party App Uninstaller
If you want to make sure that all the files associated with the app are deleted, you can use a third-party app uninstaller like AppCleaner or CleanMyMac X. These apps will scan your device for all the files related to the app you want to uninstall and delete them along with the app itself.
Uninstalling Built-in Apps
Some apps on your Mac are built-in and can’t be uninstalled using the methods mentioned above. However, you can hide them from your Launchpad and Applications folder by using the Terminal. Open the Terminal app and type in the following command: “sudo chflags hidden /Applications/AppName.app” (replace “AppName” with the name of the app you want to hide). Enter your password when prompted, and the app will disappear from your Launchpad and Applications folder.
Keeping your Mac clean and organized is essential, and uninstalling apps that you don’t use or need anymore is a good place to start. In this article, we’ve shown you how to uninstall apps on your Mac using the Launchpad, Finder, and third-party app uninstallers. We’ve also provided a solution for hiding built-in apps that can’t be uninstalled. With these methods, you’ll be able to keep your Mac running smoothly and efficiently.