To declutter your MacBook and free up storage space, follow these step-by-step instructions to delete apps:
Open the Launchpad: Click on the Launchpad icon in your Dock or use the shortcut key F4 or pinch your thumb and three fingers together on the trackpad.
Locate the App: Scroll through the Launchpad or use the search bar at the top to find the app you want to delete.
Enter App Deletion Mode: Press and hold the Option (⌥) key on your keyboard. The app icons will start to jiggle, and a small “x” will appear on each app.
Delete the App: Click on the “x” icon on the app you wish to remove. Confirm the deletion by clicking “Delete.” Some apps may require your administrator password.
Exit App Deletion Mode: Press the Escape (Esc) key on your keyboard or click outside the app icons. The remaining apps will stop jiggling, and the “x” icons will disappear.
By following these steps, you can easily remove unwanted apps from your MacBook and optimize its performance.
In addition to the basic method, here are alternative ways to uninstall applications:
Using Finder: Open a new Finder window, go to the “Applications” folder, right-click on the app, and select “Move to Trash.” Empty the Trash to completely remove the app.
Using Launchpad with Trackpad: Use a pinch-out gesture with your thumb and three fingers on the trackpad to enter the Launchpad, then follow the steps mentioned earlier.
Using Launchpad with Keyboard: Press the Control (⌃) key and the Space bar simultaneously to open Spotlight. Type “Launchpad,” press Enter, navigate to the app using arrow keys, press the Option (⌥) key, and follow the steps mentioned earlier.
Remember to regularly review and uninstall unnecessary apps to improve performance and efficiency on your MacBook.
Pro Tip: Check for associated files or preferences before deleting an app. Some apps may leave residual files. Consider using a third-party uninstaller app for a complete removal.
Poking around your MacBook’s applications folder is a great way to get an idea of what programs you’ve downloaded and used over time. When you no longer need one or more of the applications, you may want to delete them to free up storage space on your device. This guide will help you out with the process of deleting an application from your MacBook and how to clean up any leftovers it might leave behind.
Step 1: Find the Application You Want to Delete
The first step in deleting an application from your MacBook is to locate it in the Applications folder. You can open the Applications folder in several ways. First, you can open Finder by clicking on the items at the bottom of the dock, and then click “Applications” on the left side of the Finder window. If you know the name of the application you want to delete, you can use the search bar in the upper right corner of the Finder window to type the app’s name. Or, you can open “Launchpad” from the dock and find the app in the list of applications. Once the application you want to delete is in view, move on to the next step.
Step 2: Delete the Application with Drag & Drop
Next, you should use the drag and drop feature to delete the application from your MacBook. Take the application you want to delete and look at the options along the top of the Finder window. There should be an option to “Move To Trash”. Take your application and drag and drop it onto the Trash icon to delete it.
Step 3: Empty the Trash
You’re almost done! To make sure the application is fully deleted from your MacBook, you’ll need to empty the Trash. Open up the Trash by clicking on the icon on the dock and look for an option to “Empty Trash”. Once you have clicked on this, the application you wanted to delete along with any files or folders associated with it, will be gone from your system.
You can also delete applications by right-clicking on the application’s icon in the Applications folder, and selecting “Move to Trash” from the menu. Or, you can open the Launchpad and click on the app directly, then click on the Delete button in the app’s preview window. However, this method is not recommended as it doesn’t delete all the associated files and folders.
Removing unnecessary applications from your laptop helps to keep it running smoothly and also frees up space which means you’ll have more room for apps, documents, music, and media. This guide to deleting an application on your MacBook should help you do all of this. Before you know it, you’ll have deleted the apps you no longer need and optimized your system’s performance.