How to Remove App From Mac Desktop

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of cluttered desktops on your Mac? Do you want to remove unnecessary apps and keep your workspace clean and organized? In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of removing apps from your Mac desktop.

Step 1: Find the App

Before we proceed with removing the app, let’s find it on your desktop. Take a look at the icons scattered across your screen. Identify the app icon that you wish to remove.

Step 2: Select the App

Once you have identified the app icon, click on it to select it. The selected app will be highlighted.

Step 3: Move to Trash

To remove the app, drag and drop it into the Trash bin located at the end of your dock. Alternatively, you can right-click on the selected app and choose “Move to Trash” from the context menu.

Step 4: Empty Trash

To permanently delete the app from your Mac, right-click on the Trash bin icon in your dock and select “Empty Trash”. A warning dialog box will appear asking for confirmation. Click “Empty Trash” again to confirm and permanently delete the app.


If you accidentally move an app to Trash or change your mind later, don’t worry! You can still recover it before emptying the trash. To do so, open Finder, locate “Trash” in the sidebar, right-click on the deleted app, and choose “Put Back”.


You have successfully removed an app from your Mac desktop. Repeat these steps for any other apps you wish to remove.

Organize Your Desktop

Keeping a clutter-free desktop not only improves productivity but also enhances the visual appeal of your Mac. Take some time to declutter and organize your desktop by removing unnecessary apps and files.

In Conclusion

In this tutorial, we have learned how to remove apps from your Mac desktop. Remember to select the app, move it to Trash, and then empty the Trash to permanently delete the app. Enjoy your clean and organized workspace on your Mac!

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