How to Delete Software on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Deleting software on Mac is a straightforward process that can help free up valuable disk space and declutter your system. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to delete software on your Mac.

Let’s get started!

Step 1: Locate the Software

Before you can delete any software from your Mac, you need to first locate it. Typically, applications are stored in the “Applications” folder. To access this folder, follow these steps:

  • Click on the Finder icon in the Dock.
  • In the menu bar, click on Go.
  • Select Applications.

Step 2: Move Software to Trash

Once you have located the software you want to delete, follow these steps to move it to the Trash:

  • Select the software by clicking on it once.
  • Drag and drop the software into the Trash bin located at the end of your Dock.
  • In the menu bar, click on Finder.
  • Select Empty Trash...

Step 3: Confirm Deletion (Optional)

If you want to make sure that all associated files are deleted along with the software, follow these additional steps:

  • In Finder, click on Finder > Preferences.
  • Select the Advanced tab.
  • Check the box next to Show all filename extensions.
  • Close the Preferences window.
  • In Finder, click on Finder > Secure Empty Trash.
  • Select Empty Trash.

Step 4: Restart Your Mac (Optional)

In some cases, you may need to restart your Mac after deleting software to complete the uninstallation process. To restart your Mac, simply click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select Restart.


You have successfully deleted software on your Mac. By removing unnecessary software, you can optimize your system’s performance and free up valuable disk space. Remember to only delete software that you are certain you no longer need or use.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team.

Happy cleaning!

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