How to Uninstall Safari on Mac Completely | Guide

How to Uninstall Safari on Mac Completely | Guide

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How to Uninstall Safari on Mac Completely | Guide

Safari is usually preinstalled on Mac from the very beginning, but many Mac owners would like to use the browser's, they have already got used to, and want to uninstall Safari on Mac in order to install their favorite browsers. But the task turns out to be not that easy, and some false actions can harm something in Mac OS. Follow our easy instructions and we’ll show you how to uninstall Safari on Mac.

So today I will show you How to Uninstall Safari on Mac in a few easy steps and show new application CleanMyMac X. If you really don’t want to read this whole post and go through all the steps, you can just go and Download Mac Uninstaller (it’s free for Download). If not, then we will begin our guide “How to Uninstall Safari on Mac.

Safari is a basic system application on your Mac. First of all, you need to understand that removing an application and totally deleting the application are two different things. Because when you just remove it through your Trash you don’t delete your app completely. You still have a lot of different system files on your Mac which take free space.

Whatever, we have two different ways on How to Uninstall Safari on Mac. The first one uses Mac Terminal (go down and read “How to Remove Safari from Mac with Terminal”). The second one involves your Trash bin (go below to “How to Uninstall Safari on Mac Manually”).

 

How to Remove Safari from Mac with Terminal

Let’s look at how it works. You need to take those steps:

  1. Quit Safari
  2. Open Terminal
  3. Type: cd /Applications/
  4. Type: sudo rm -R Safari.app
  5. Enter your password
  6. Type: cd /private/var/db/receipts/
  7. Type: ls -al
  8. Make note of the Safari BOM’s
  9. Remove them One by one Typing: sudo pkgutil –forget PkgNameHere (ex: sudo pkgutil –forget com.apple.pkg.Safari)

Yay, we did it! But be very careful, there’s a 99.999% chance that removing Safari will break AT LEAST one thing in your Mac. So it can be dangerous for your system. Now you know How to Remove Safari from Mac using Terminal.

 

How to Uninstall Safari on Mac manually

Here we have the simpler way of how to uninstall Safari on Mac manually. It contains three simple steps.

So, here is a simple instruction on how we can uninstall Safari on Mac manually:

  1. Go to your “Applications” folder.
  2. Click and drag the Safari icon to your Trash bin.
  3. Control+click the Trash icon and click on “Empty Trash” option.

We are done. As we were saying earlier, this way is not as good as it seems for Safari uninstall. Now we have uninstalled Safari from Mac, but all the plugins and other big data files are still there on your Mac OS. Because this way doesn’t remove all system files or plugins that stay on Mac and take up a lot of free space.