If you have been using a Mac for a long time, it is undeniable that you have installed a bunch of apps on it. But in fact, some apps are actually unused, plus consume a large amount of storage space. In this case, you may want to track down such large apps and remove them, thereby freeing up storage space.
Thankfully, with the Storage Management tool arriving with macOS Sierra, it is now much easier for you to track down large Mac apps, check when they were last accessed, and especially remove them from your Mac. Wanna know how it’s done? Let’s walk along with me!
Before diving in, you first need to make sure that your Mac is running on macOS Sierra 10.12 or later so that you can use the new feature. Older versions of macOS do not offer the Storage Management tool. Also, you need to create a backup of your Mac before starting to remove any apps.
Steps to remove large apps to free up space using Storage Management
Step 1: First and foremost, you are supposed to click the Apple menu and then select About This Mac.
Step 2: You need to navigate to the Storage tab and then hit the Manage… button.
Step 3: In the left side menu, click Applications.
Step 4: Once you are in the Applications window, select Size to sort apps by size so that you can quickly find what apps are the largest.
Step 5: You are now asked to find the app you want to remove from your Mac, hover the cursor over the name, and then click the X button to remove it.
Step 6: Click Remove in the popup to confirm.
That’s all there is to it. You can repeat the same steps with other Mac apps that you want to remove. Remember that apps listed in the Storage Management tool are found anywhere on your Mac, not just the /Applications/ folder.
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