When you purchase a Mac it comes with OS X and along with that you’ll also get several other apps such as iTunes, iPhoto, and of course Safari. Generally these apps are known as the ‘native’ OS X apps because of the fact that they come packaged with all Macs.
While Safari is an excellent web browser in its own right, some people prefer to use other browsers such as Firefox or Chrome. Frankly speaking it really boils down to a question of personal preference – but if you do tend to favor another browser then you may want to simply uninstall Safari so that it doesn’t consume space on your hard drive.
When you attempt to do so through the normal method (i.e. placing it in the trash bin) – you’ll be confronted with an error. That error will appear whenever you attempt to uninstall any of the ‘native’ OS X apps, and the only way around it is to use third party software such as Movavi Mac Cleaner.
Learning how to uninstall Safari on Mac using Movavi Mac Cleaner is actually really easy and just takes a few steps:
- Launch the software.
- Open up the ‘Uninstaller’ tab.
- Click on the ‘OS X Apps’ menu.
- Find ‘Safari’ in the list of apps that appears and click the checkbox beside it.
- Click ‘Remove’ to uninstall the app.
If you want to uninstall any other OS X apps (or indeed any other apps in general) you can use the same process to do so. Apart from the fact that it will let you remove apps that can’t be otherwise uninstalled, the advantage of using Movavi Mac Cleaner to uninstall your apps is that it also won’t leave behind any leftovers.
On top of that the software itself can also be used to clean out any junk files from your Mac, and delete confidential files with its ‘Shredder’ feature. Between all these features, you should be able to free up a ton of free space on your Mac.
By getting rid of all the apps that you don’t use as well as clearing out the junk files that may be lurking on your Mac, you’ll be able to restore its performance levels and keep it running smoothly for a long time to come. Seeing as it is such an easy and convenient process, you may want to get into the habit of doing so on a regular basis – to keep your Mac running at optimal speeds.