How to Delete Apps on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of having cluttered applications on your Mac? Deleting unwanted apps can help free up valuable space and keep your system running smoothly.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of deleting apps on your Mac, step by step. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Locate the Application

If you want to delete an app from your Mac, the first step is to locate it. Applications on a Mac are typically stored in the /Applications folder. To access this folder, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on the Finder icon located in your dock.
  2. In the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on Go.
  3. A dropdown menu will appear. Click on Applications.

You should now see a list of all the applications installed on your Mac.

Step 2: Select and Delete the Application

Once you have located the application you wish to delete, follow these steps:

  1. Click and hold on the application’s icon.
  2. A contextual menu will appear.
  3. In this menu, click on Move to Trash. Alternatively, you can also press the Delete key on your keyboard.

The application has now been moved to the Trash folder.

Step 3: Empty the Trash

To complete the deletion process and free up disk space, you need to empty the Trash folder. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Trash folder by clicking on its icon in the dock.
  2. In the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on Finder. Click on Empty Trash.
  3. A confirmation dialog will appear. Click on Empty Trash again to confirm.

Your application has now been permanently deleted from your Mac.


If you accidentally deleted an application and want to restore it, you can do so by opening the Trash folder, locating the application, right-clicking on it, and selecting Put Back. The application will be restored to its original location.

In Conclusion

Deleting unwanted applications from your Mac is a simple process that can help declutter your system and improve performance. Remember to always double-check before deleting an app to avoid accidentally deleting something important. With these easy steps, you’ll be able to keep your Mac organized and running smoothly!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of deleting apps on your Mac. Happy cleaning!

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