It’s easy to install applications on your Mac from the Internet or from a disk, but what if you don’t want an application anymore? That’s simple too – uninstall apps on mac.
Uninstalling an application basically removes it from your Mac’s hard drive, freeing up storage space that was once used for other items that you might want to install or run. Please note that uninstalling apps on mac does not cancel any subscription you have purchased with that application, so you will need to do it separately.
Here’s how to uninstall applications on Mac, including how to delete apps on mac using LaunchPad or Finder.
How to delete an app on mac through launchpad
The Launchpad tool helps you open, organize, and delete apps on mac.
- Open Launchpad. Click on the rocket icon in the Dock.
- If you don’t see the app on Launchpad, type its name in the search field.
- Hold down the Option key, or click and hold any app until the apps move.
- Click the X button next to the app you want to remove
- Click Delete to confirm. The application will be removed immediately.
Apps that don’t show X are not from the Apple App Store or required by your Mac and cannot be removed. If you need to remove an app that doesn’t come from the Apple App Store, use the Finder method below.
Uninstalling apps on mac – USING FINDER
The steps to follow are those:
- We open a Finder window.
- In the “Go” menu we select “Applications”.
- We select the application or applications that we want to uninstall.
- We secondary (right) click on it and choose “Move to the trash”.
- If we are asked to enter the Mac password.
- We open the trash from the Dock.
- In the upper-right part of the window we touch “Empty”.
- We confirm.
The quick way to delete apps on Mac
Now we will explain how to remove applications from mac quickly with CleanMyMac X. While the manual method of removing applications mac can take hours, this Mac cleaner app will save you precious time and get the job done in just seconds. .
How? Well, CleanMyMac X cleaning app automatically removes junk and hidden files that your system doesn’t need. Doing so will reclaim a ton of space on your Mac to keep it running fast and like new.
Sounds good? Sounds great! This is what you have to do:
Download CleanMyMac X and run the free version, which allows you to clean up a fair amount of junk. This means that you can remove a couple of indelible apps for free. If you like it, you can switch to the paid version and give your Mac a good clean. You can also uninstall applications on the Mac correctly whenever you want and without limitations.
To remove apps from Mac easily with CleanMyMac X, follow these steps:
- Open CleanMyMac and go to the Uninstaller tab
- Click See all apps
- Select any app you want to remove completely
- Click Uninstall to remove the application 100% from your Mac
As you can see in the screenshot, there is an option to not show App Store apps, Unused apps, 32-bit apps, etc.
Reset apps without deleting them
Yes, you can do that too. Resetting an application is undoubtedly the best simple trick that any Mac user can try. What it does is return the application to its default state and, above all, it leaves your user data intact. For example, your apps get out of sync with each other and resetting restores the initial app settings. This clears the application cache, the main cause of software crashes. The app reset feature is on the Uninstaller tab of CleanMyMac X.
How to completely uninstall Java from Mac
The Java plugin is known to conflict with many applications. Reinstalling it helps to get various services on your Mac working again. But removing Java entirely may seem a bit more difficult than uninstalling normal applications, but it’s not particle physics. With a few clicks and double clicks, you can enjoy more space and more speed on your Mac, free from clutter. Of course, the reclaimed space you can use to install another version of Java, if that’s what you want.
This is how you can remove Java completely. Delete a directory and a file (a symlink) as follows:
- Click on the Finder icon in the Dock
- Click on the utility folder
- Double click the Terminal icon
- In the Terminal window, copy and paste the following commands:
sudo rm -fr / Library / Internet \ Plug-Ins / JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
sudo rm -fr /Library/PreferencePanes/JavaControlPanel.prefPane
sudo rm -fr ~ / Library / Application \ Support / Java