4 Ways To Delete Apps From LaunchPad on Mac

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

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

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

Deleting Selected App From Launchpad on Mac 

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

But I’ve to tell you there is three methods from which you can delete the 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 icon until all icons start jiggling.

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

However, you can only delete apps that installed from Mac App Store. This means if you want to delete an app from your mac that not installed from Mac App Store you’ve to use the 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 the terminal.

First, launch the Terminal and enter the given following command line. But replace the ”NAME OF APP” with the name of the 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 the app from the launchpad you can also use the 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 the launchpad and give a fresh start and can install your favourite apps on launchpad and a 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 once you delete the apps they can’t be recover. So first of all check your mac launchpad and then format the launchpad.