Sometimes, when you get your mac, there will be apps you never use. For many people, like me, there’s an annoying voice at the back of their head going “Don’t let that thing sit on that computer hogging precious space! Delete it!”. The only problem is you can’t delete it. I will be covering on how to delete those apps.
Note: Do not delete Safari or any other core apps.
Using The Terminal
Open up a new terminal window and go to your application folder by typing “cd / Applications/”.
Now type “sudo rm -rf name-of-app.app/” change name-of-app to the name of the app you want to delete.
It will probably ask for your password, if it does, enter it.
Using The Finder
Open up the finder and right click the app you want to remove.
Click on “Get Info”.
In the window click on the lock at the bottom.
In the pop-up enter your password, if it asks.
Change all privileges to “Read and Write”.
Click on the lock icon again.
Drag to trash.
If you’re new to the terminal use the finder method instead, as if you enter something wrong in the terminal, it could mess up your computer. However, if you know your way around the terminal use that instead.
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