How to Remove App From Dock Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Removing an app from the dock on your Mac is a simple and straightforward process. Whether you want to declutter your dock or remove an app that you no longer use, this tutorial will guide you through the steps. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Locate the App in the Dock

If the app you want to remove is currently in your dock, locate its icon. The dock is usually located at the bottom of your screen and contains various app icons.

Step 2: Right-Click on the App Icon

To remove the app from your dock, right-click (or control-click) on its icon. This will open a context menu with several options.

Step 3: Select “Options” from the Context Menu

In the context menu, hover your cursor over the “Options” submenu. This will display another set of options related to the selected app.


If you are using a trackpad or Magic Mouse without a right-click button, you can simulate a right-click by holding down the Control key while clicking on the app icon.

Step 4: Uncheck “Keep in Dock”

In the “Options” submenu, find and click on the “Keep in Dock” option. When selected, it will have a checkmark next to it. By unchecking this option, you are instructing macOS to remove the app from your dock.


If “Keep in Dock” is already unchecked, it means that the app is not currently in your dock and does not need to be removed.

Step 5: Verify Removal

Once you have unchecked “Keep in Dock,” the app icon should disappear from your dock immediately. You can verify that the app has been successfully removed by checking the dock for its absence.

Optional Step: Rearrange Your Dock

If you have removed multiple apps from your dock or want to reorganize it, you can rearrange the remaining icons. To do this, click and drag an app icon to a new location in the dock. Release the mouse button to drop the icon into its new position.


Removing an app from your Mac’s dock is a simple process that can help declutter your workspace and improve productivity. By following these steps, you can easily remove unwanted apps and keep your dock organized.

I hope this tutorial has been helpful! If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to leave a comment below.

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