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Install/Uninstall Apps on Mac

Install/Uninstall Apps on Mac

Hello, In this article, I’m gonna talk about how to install/uninstall apps on your Mac. Sometimes when you directly Move to Trash from Applications folder then some files are still remaining there and it occupies a large amount of space. So, you have to completely uninstall it.

There are 2 different methods to install apps on your Mac;

1st is you can download apps from App Store and It will directly install on your Mac. (but you need Apple ID & Password)

2nd is you have to download apps from other sources & you get (.dmg) disk image file.

There are 2 type of apps;

1st is you don’t have to install .dmg. Just double click on .dmg and you have to move this app into Applications folder and it will install on your Mac.

2nd is package installer type apps. To install it, double-click on (.pkg)

But it can’t open and show some error. Because the app is downloaded from Unidentified Developer. This problem occurs only on Mac OS Sierra, not in the lower version of Mac OS. Now, you have to open System Preferences and go to Security & Privacy. Now, you can see Allow Apps Downloaded. Now click on Open Anyway. Another popup is open and clicks on OK. You will see installation window. Click on Continue.

Now, you have to select the disk where you want to install this application. Click on Continue and Install. You will need Admin password to continue. And click on Install Software. 

When the installation is successfully completed. Click on close and it will ask move to trash or keep it. (.pkg file). Make your choice!

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Now, you can see an icon of the app is created on the desktop. To delete it, go to Finder & device tab. And select the app and click on the triangle. So, it will remove from your desktop, but make sure, it will not remove/uninstall your application. Now, all done! You can use this application.

Follow Step-by-Step video tutorial;

To uninstall application,

There are 2 methods;

1st is open your Finder and click on Applications. Select apps which you want to uninstall. And secondary click on it and select Move to trash. For that, you will need your admin password. So, in this way, you can remove apps from your Mac, but it is not proper uninstalling. Because some files of the application are still remaining on your Mac.

Read More: System Preferences on Mac

So, proper uninstalling apps use the 2nd method. It’s the best method to complete uninstall any application from your Mac. But it cost 39.95$. And you can also use the trial version. But it’s a one-time investment and further updates are also free once you purchased it.

2nd is you have to download CleanMyMac 3 & install it.

Once you install, open the app and click on Uninstall & select the application and click on uninstall.

Now, the application is completely uninstalled from your Mac.

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Thank You.

Lokesh Aryan

My name is Lokesh Aryan, Founder & CEO of Lokesh Aryan Digital. I’m a Professional Blogger, Influencer, and Author of On-Page SEO – Everything You Need to Know.

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