How to Delete Apps on the Mac M1

How to delete apps on the Mac M1

Applications are fun, which is why they are a huge trend now. There is an app for literally everything! As most of them are free, we end up installing them like a habit. The problem arises when they are sitting there, idle, some of them draining your device’s battery.

If you want to delete an app or a bunch of them on your M1 MacBook but don’t know how to, you have arrived at the right place. With some steps, you’ll be able to uninstall any unwanted apps. So, let’s get to it!

How to Delete Apps on the Mac M1

Two methods will delete apps on the Mac M1. One method will work only on the apps installed from the App Store, while the method has no such restriction. You can choose the method depending on your situation.

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Method 1: Uninstall from the App Store

This is the easiest method to delete apps on the Mac M1. You’ll be using the Launchpad for this method.

Step 1: Click on the Launchpad icon on the dock, which resembles a spaceship.

Click on the Launchpad icon on the dock

Step 2: Click and hold any app until all of the app icons start jiggling.

Step 3: Locate the app/program you want to get rid of.

Step 4: Click on the ‘X’ button, which is basically Apple’s version of delete.

Click on the X button

If the application you want to delete doesn’t display a delete button, then move on to the next method.

Method 2: Finder

Yes, Finder is another method to delete apps on the Mac M1. This method will apply to the applications installed from the internet.

Step 1: Select the Finder icon in your dock.

Step 2: Tap on Applications, located on the left side.

Step 3:  Choose the app you want to delete.

drag the app to the trash can on your dock or right click

Step 4: Now, drag the app to the trash can on your dock or right-click on the icon and select ‘Move to Trash.’

If the app you want to delete is in a folder, first open the folder and see if there’s an uninstaller tool.


Why can’t I delete some apps on Mac?

If you can’t delete some apps on your Mac, then it means they are open. First, close it. You can then uninstall the application.

How do I uninstall an app on M1 Mac?

Here, you’ll have to use the Finder to delete an app on M1 Mac. Firstly, locate the app in the Finder. Then, you can either select the app and use these commands: File > Move to Trash, or drag the app to the Trash. Now, empty the trash.

How do I delete an app from my Mac that won’t delete from Launchpad?

Open Launchpad > click and hold the app you want to delete till it starts to jiggle > Tap on the ‘X’ icon.

How do I remove the mail icon from Mac Dock?

To remove the mail icon from Mac Dock, you’ll have to place the cursor over the icon of the Dock item you want to remove. Now, right-click on the icon. You will see a pop-up menu. Now select the Options > Remove from Dock item from the pop-up Dock menu. The Dock item will be removed.


This is how you can delete apps on the Mac M1. Now that M1 Mac computers can run iPhone and iPad apps, you might end up installing numerous apps only to realize you don’t need them. The simple option is to delete the unwanted apps. With the help of the two aforementioned methods, deleting apps is quite easy on your M1 MacBook.

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