How to uninstall apps on a MacBook

January 20, 2022

Your MacBook is one of the most valuable things in your life. It holds all the information that you use on a daily basis and can be used for work, personal use or for school and college. No matter the reason, it’s a fantastic bit of kit. While it is great, there is sometimes the issue of it running out of space which can be a nightmare if you have projects to work on or want to install something new. If you end up with your Mac running out of space, it could be that you want to uninstall some apps. Perhaps you have ones on there that you needed a long time ago, or that you just don’t use any more than are taking up unnecessary storage. No matter the reason, when it comes to uninstalling an app, this means it will be completely removed from your Mac giving you plenty of additional storage. Here we have put together a quick guide that will help you to completely uninstall them on a MacBook.

One of the most simple ways to uninstall apps from your Mac is through the Launchpad. On your MacBook, select “launchpad” from your Applications folder, by clicking it on the dock or by pinching your thumb and three fingers on your trackpad. This should bring it up, but if not you can also search for it on the search bar.

Once you have done this, either hold one app down until they all start wobbling or press and hold the option key until this happens. Select the “X” symbol that appears in the corner of the app that you want to get rid of and select to confirm your choice. This means that the app will be deleted and permanently removed from your device. If the app doesn’t have an “X” symbol appear this could be because your MacBook requires it to be there, or it could be because it wasn’t installed via the App store directly.

If this is the case, you will need to do something slightly different to uninstall these apps from your MacBook. Another way to delete apps from your device is to use the Finder. To do this all you need to do is search in the search bar or search through your applications folder in order to find the app that you want to get rid of.

Another way to delete apps from your device is to use the Finder. To do this all you need to do is search in the search bar or search through your applications folder in order to find the app that you want to get rid of. Once you have found it, press and hold the Command key while double-clicking the app. You can then use the cursor to drag the app over to the bin. This will delete it permanently. You might be prompted to enter your username and password to verify you want to delete it.

This is how to uninstall apps on a MacBook and will ensure you have space back on your Mac.


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