How to Remove Safari From Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you looking to remove Safari from your Mac? Whether you want to switch to a different web browser or simply free up some space on your computer, uninstalling Safari is a straightforward process. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to remove Safari from your Mac.

Step 1: Close all Safari windows

Before you begin the uninstallation process, make sure to close all open Safari windows and tabs. This will ensure that there are no active processes running in the background.

Step 2: Open Finder

To start removing Safari from your Mac, open Finder. You can do this by clicking on the blue smiley face icon located at the bottom of your screen, or by pressing Command + Space and typing “Finder” in the search bar.

Step 3: Navigate to Applications

In the Finder window, locate and click on the “Applications” option in the sidebar. This will display a list of all applications installed on your Mac.

Step 4: Find Safari

  • In the Applications folder, scroll down until you find “Safari”. It is usually listed alphabetically, so it should be easy to locate.

  • Note: If you cannot find Safari in the Applications folder, it may be located in another directory. You can use Spotlight search by pressing Command + Space and typing “Safari” to locate its exact location.

Step 5: Move Safari to Trash

  • Select the Safari application by clicking on it once.

  • Press Command + Delete or right-click on Safari and select “Move to Trash”.

  • If prompted, enter your administrator password to confirm the action.

Step 6: Empty Trash

Once you have moved Safari to the Trash, it is not completely removed from your Mac. To free up the disk space, you need to empty the Trash.

  • Right-click on the Trash icon located at the end of your Dock.

  • Select “Empty Trash” from the context menu that appears.

Step 7: Restart your Mac

To complete the uninstallation process, it is recommended to restart your Mac. This will ensure that any remaining processes related to Safari are terminated and all changes take effect.

Congratulations! You have successfully removed Safari from your Mac. You are now free to explore alternative web browsers or simply enjoy the extra disk space on your computer.


In this tutorial, we have learned how to remove Safari from a Mac. By following these simple steps, you can easily uninstall Safari and free up disk space on your computer.

Remember to always close any open Safari windows before proceeding with the uninstallation process. If you ever decide to reinstall Safari in the future, you can download it from Apple’s official website.

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