How to uninstall macOS?

Answered by Edward Huber

To uninstall a program on a Mac, I usually follow these steps:

1. Close the program: Make sure the program you want to uninstall is not running. If it is, go ahead and close it.

2. Open the Applications folder: To access the Applications folder, you can either open a new Finder window by clicking on the blue face icon in your dock or by clicking on the hard disk icon on your desktop and navigating to the Applications folder.

3. Find the program you want to uninstall: Once you’re in the Applications folder, scroll through the list of installed programs and locate the one you wish to uninstall. You can also use the search bar at the top right corner of the window to search for the program by name.

4. Drag the program icon to the Trash: Once you’ve found the program you want to uninstall, simply click and drag its icon to the Trash bin icon on your dock. Alternatively, you can also right-click (or control-click) on the program icon and select “Move to Trash” from the contextual menu.

5. Empty the Trash: After moving the program to the Trash, it’s important to empty the Trash to completely uninstall it. To do this, right-click (or control-click) on the Trash icon and select “Empty Trash” from the menu. Alternatively, you can also click on the Trash icon, then click on the “Empty” button in the top-right corner of the Finder window.

6. Confirm the uninstallation: A dialog box may appear asking you to confirm the uninstallation. Read the message carefully, as some programs might have additional uninstallation steps or requirements. If you’re sure you want to proceed, click on the “Empty Trash” button to confirm.

7. Optional: Remove remaining files: Sometimes, even after emptying the Trash, there might still be some residual files or folders associated with the uninstalled program. If you want to ensure a complete removal, you can manually search for and delete these files. However, exercise caution as deleting the wrong files could potentially harm your system. If you’re not confident in doing this manually, it’s best to use an uninstaller application to assist you.

That’s it! The program should now be uninstalled from your Mac. Remember to always double-check that you’re uninstalling the correct program, as some applications might have similar names.