How to Uninstall Software / Programs in Mac OS?

A Mac device uses the disk (.dmg) images to install the software. Many times, you came across the packages (.pkg) and few times Zip files (.zip). All these apps get stored in the Application folder. There are various processes available for “How to uninstall software in Mac?” out of these processes you can choose any one of them to uninstall the app and software on your Mac device.

How to uninstall software in Mac

How to uninstall software in Mac?

To uninstall the application, you need to drag the application from Application folder to the trash. To uninstall the software, you need to download and install the AppCleaner and there you need to search for the Finder icon.

Method 1: Using AppCleaner

  • You need to open the AppCleaner first.
  • Press on the Finder icon.
  • In the left side menu, you will find the Applications section.
  • Click on this section and drag the application into AppCleaner app.
  • Select the app that you need to uninstall.
  • At the bottom side, you will find the remove icon.
  • Click on the icon and enter the credentials.
  • Press the OK button.

App Cleaner

Method 2: Using Open Finder

  • Go to the finder application that looks similar to the blue and white color face.
  • Click on the Applications option which you will find on the left side of the window.
  • After clicking on the applications tab you will find all the available apps downloaded on your device.
  • Select the app that you want to delete.
  • Then again go to the File menu click on it.
  • After clicking on the menu you will find various options.
  • Look for the Move to trash option.
  • You can also press the command button with delete icon to send the file to the trash.

Method 3: Using Launchpad

  • To delete or uninstall the app, you need to click on the Launchpad icon.
  • Press on this spaceship-shaped icon placed on the home page of your Mac.
  • You will find the list of installed apps.
  • Select the app that you want to delete.
  • Click on the app and hold for a second.
  • After few seconds you will find the “X” icon.
  • Then select the icon and click on the delete option by which your selected item gets deleted.

How to install Mac software?

Here you can check the process to install the Mac software on your device.

  • The extensions of this Mac installation files are named as .dmg, .pkg, and .zip.
  • If the file is .zip, then you need to unpack it first in its own folder whereas if it is not a zip file, then you need to proceed to the next step.
  • After you have unpacked the zip file, then go to the folder and find the .dmg and .pkg files.
  • Read the instructions carefully and click on the Agree option.
  • Now you can drag the app that you want to install into the Application folder.
  • Once the application gets downloaded, you can delete the other downloaded files.

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