An Apple Mac book with Mac OS X comes with many apps by default. Not all of the apps are useful to us and some of the apps are unwanted to me. So, i prefer to delete those apps so that they do not consume my internet data and mac book battery. Removing apps from Mac is usually a very easy process. Find the steps below on-

How to delete an app in Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan:

Delete an app in Mac OS X from the finder

  1. Open the Finder window.
  2. Go to the Applications folder. (If you are unable to find the applications folder then so the spotlight search).
  3. Find the app you want to delete.
  4. Drag the app icon into the Trach on the Dock. If asked for the username and password then enter the admin account’s username and password.
  5. Click Ok. If you want to delete the app permanently, then empty the trash.

delete an app in Mac OS X

There is another way from where you can also remove an app from Mac OS X. That’s from Launchpad. Below is the step on how to-

Delete an app in Mac OS X  from Launchpad

  1. Open Launchpad (Launchpad can be open from Dock or doing spotlight search)
  2. Click and hold the desired app icon until the icons start shaking.
  3. Click the “X” button next to the app you want to delete
  4. Confirm you want to delete the app when prompted.

When you delete the app from the Launchpad, no emptying trash is necessary. OS X will delete it right away. So you can also not drag back the deleted app icon into your applications folder. —you won’t be able to rummage through the Trash and put it back in your Applications folder.

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Note that in some of the deleted apps, preferences files might be left behind. Preferences files are the temporary or local files on your mac which define your personal settings or preferences for a particular app. However, these files have very small sizes so, need not worry about that. In some of the apps, developers provide the option with deleting all the related data to an app. Also, note that default apps which come with the Mac OS X cannot be deleted.

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