How to Delete App Off Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of clutter on your Mac? Is that app taking up valuable space and you want to get rid of it?

In this tutorial, we will guide you step by step on how to delete an app off your Mac. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Locate the App

First, let’s find the app that you want to delete. You can usually find your applications in the Applications folder, which is located in the Finder.

Step 2: Move App to Trash

To delete the app, simply drag and drop it into the Trash icon on your dock. Alternatively, you can right-click on the app icon and select “Move to Trash”.


  • If the app is currently running, make sure to quit it before attempting to move it to trash.
  • Sometimes, certain apps may require you to enter your administrator password before they can be deleted.

Step 3: Empty Trash

The application is now in your trash bin. However, it hasn’t been completely removed from your Mac just yet. To permanently delete the app and free up disk space, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the trash icon located on your dock.
  2. Select the option labeled “Empty Trash”.
  3. A confirmation dialog will appear asking if you are sure about deleting the items in your trash permanently. Click on the button labeled “Empty Trash” again.

Congratulations! You have successfully deleted the app off your Mac. The app is now completely removed from your system and you have freed up valuable disk space.

Additional Tips:

  • If you accidentally delete an app, don’t worry! You can always reinstall it from the App Store or download it again from the developer’s website.
  • Some apps may leave behind preferences or support files even after being deleted. If you want to completely remove all traces of the app, consider using a dedicated uninstaller tool or manually deleting these files.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you on how to delete an app off your Mac. Remember, keeping your system organized and clutter-free can help improve its performance. Happy cleaning!

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