How to Delete a App on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Deleting an app on your Mac is a simple process that can help you free up space and keep your system organized. Whether you want to remove an app you no longer use or need to uninstall an app to troubleshoot a problem, this tutorial will guide you through the steps.

Step 1: Find the App

The first step is to locate the app that you want to delete. You can find all your installed apps in the Applications folder on your Mac. To open the Applications folder, click on the Finder icon in your Dock, then select Applications from the sidebar.

Step 2: Move to Trash

Once you have found the app, click and drag it from the Applications folder onto your Dock. Drop it onto the Trash can icon located at the end of the Dock. Alternatively, you can right-click on the app and select MovetoTrash.

Step 3: Empty Trash

To complete the deletion process, you need to empty your Trash. Click on the Trash can icon in your Dock to open it. Then, click on Empty in the top-right corner of the window.


  • If you accidentally deleted an app and want to restore it, simply drag it out of the Trash and back into your Applications folder.
  • If an app cannot be moved to Trash or displays a message saying it’s open or in use, make sure to quit any running instances of that app before attempting again.
  • Sometimes, certain apps may have additional files stored elsewhere on your Mac even after they are moved to Trash. If you want to completely remove all associated files, consider using a third-party app uninstaller.

Deleting apps on your Mac is an essential skill to keep your system clutter-free. By following these steps, you can easily remove unwanted apps and maintain a well-organized Mac.

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