How to Delete a Software on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to delete a software on your Mac. Whether you want to remove an application that you no longer use or clear up some space on your computer, deleting software is a simple process. Follow the steps below to uninstall software from your Mac.

Step 1: Open the Applications Folder

To start, click on the Finder icon in your dock (the blue and white face icon). Once the Finder window opens, locate and click on the “Applications” folder in the sidebar.

Step 2: Find the Software to Delete

Scroll through the list of applications until you find the software you want to delete. Alternatively, you can use the search bar at the top-right corner of the Finder window to search for the specific software by name.


If you are unsure about deleting a particular application, it is recommended to research its removal before proceeding.

Step 3: Move Software to Trash

To delete the software, simply drag and drop its icon into the Trash bin icon located at the end of your dock. Alternatively, right-click on the software’s icon and select “Move to Trash” from the dropdown menu.


The Trash bin acts as a temporary storage for deleted files and applications. The disk space is not immediately freed up until you empty your Trash.

Step 4: Empty Your Trash

To permanently delete the software from your Mac and free up disk space, right-click on your Trash bin icon and select “Empty Trash” from the dropdown menu. Confirm by clicking “Empty Trash” in the pop-up window.


Once you empty the Trash, the software cannot be recovered unless you have a backup.

Step 5: Restart Your Mac

After deleting the software and emptying your Trash, it is recommended to restart your Mac. This ensures any lingering files or processes associated with the software are properly removed.


In conclusion, removing software from your Mac is a straightforward process. Open the Applications folder, locate the software you want to delete, move it to the Trash bin, empty your Trash, and restart your Mac. By following these steps, you can efficiently delete unnecessary software and free up disk space on your Mac.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of deleting software on your Mac. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out!

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