4 Ways To Delete Apps From LaunchPad on Mac

Hey Bro Do You Know ” How To Delete Something From Launchpad on Mac”


LaunchPad is the iOS application that comes as per-installed in Mac OS X Loin. Basically the launchpad in mac was used to start application the user starts the application by single click to its icon. According to the apple, LaunchPad its designed to replace springboard interface in OS.

However as much as I know it was way to hard to delete unwanted application from launchpad for many users that also include me. The LaunchPad-Control will help users to mange launchpad in mac. But if you’re just like DIY kind than you must read this article to know how manually delete apps from launchpad in Mac OS X.

In this article, I will show tutorials first how to delete particular app from launchpad in mac and second is how to delete all apps from launchpad.


Deleting Selected App From Launchpad on Mac 

So, first of all we going to discuss how you can easily remove per apps from launchpad on your mac.

But I’ve to tell you there is three method from which you can delete app from launchpad 1 ) Using LaunchPad  2 ) Command Line 3 ) Using Finder


Delete One App at a Time Using Launchpad

To delete one selected app from launchpad on your mac using a launchpad.

Click and Hold down the con until all icons start jiggling.

Click on ‘X’ button shown in upper left side of corner of the icons that you want to delete.

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However you can only delete apps that installed form Mac App Store. Which means if you want to delete an app from your mac that not installed from Mac App Store you’ve to use command line to remove it  that given below.


Delete Selected on Launchpad Using Command Line

So, to delete app that not installed from Mac App Store you’ve to use command lines on terminal.

First launch the Terminal and enter the given following command line. But replace the ”NAME OF APP” with the name of application you want to delete.

sqlite3 ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/*.db “DELETE from apps WHERE title=’NAME OF APP ‘;” && killall Dock

Deleting App on Launchpad Using Finder

To delete app from launchpad you can also used finder application. If both above don’t work for you.

1. Run the app from Launchpad

2. Right Click on the app you want to delete on Dock

3. Now choose the Options > Show in Finder

4. You can also delete the app. 


Delete All Apps From Launchpad Using Terminal

You can delete all apps from launchpad and give a fresh start and can installed your favorite apps on launchpad and lot more.

Launch the Terminal

Enter the given following command line

sqlite3 ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/*.db “DELETE from apps; DELETE from groups WHERE title”; DELETE from items WHERE rowid>2;”; killall Dock


Note that one you delete the apps they can’t be recover. So first of all check the your mac launchpad and then format the launchpad.


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