How to Uninstall Safari on Mac | Uninstall Guide

Hi guys. Safari is usually preinstalled on Mac from the very beginning, but many Mac owners would like to use the browsers, 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 3 . 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, than we will begin our guide “How to Uninstall Safari on Mac.

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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 three 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”). And the third one is the fastest and safest way of How to Uninstall Safari on Mac (just go down to “How to Uninstall Safari on Mac with CleanMyMac 3“).

How to Remove Safari from Mac with Terminal

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

  1. Quit Safari
  2. Open Terminal
  3. Type: cd /Applications/
  4. Type: sudo rm -R
  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

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

But if you want to do it really quickly, and without any problems, you should go ahead to the last part called “How to Uninstall Safari on Mac with CleanMyMac 3” and start from there. If not, please continue reading.

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 in 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.

I advise you to get CleanMyMac 3 (free for Download). This is the best program that I have ever used. Because it’s easy to use, it has good design, and uninstall all applications you need in the best way. It removes systems files that are connected to Safari. This typically helps your Mac run faster and give you more free space to use it for more important things.

How to Uninstall Safari on Mac with CleanMyMac 3

If you haven’t downloaded CleanMyMac 3 yet, download it right now (it’s free to Download)! Now you have CleanMyMac 3, uninstalling Safari from your Mac will be really fast and easy, just follow these 4 steps:

1. Open CleanMyMac 3 (You can find it in your Applications folder).

Open CleanMyMac 3 Welcome Screen
2. Go to your “Applications” folder, click-and-drag Safari icon to the CleanMyMac 3 window on “Uninstaller” tab from the left menu.

3. Set checked on Safari, than you will see all things which can be uninstalled with it.Safari drag and drop uninstaller tab

4. Click “Uninstall” button at the bottom to uninstall Safari on Mac completely.

Note: Removing such items may affect the functionality of your system or applications related to them.

We did it! This awesome app removed all Safari files from your Mac. ALL OF THEM, completely! CleanMyMac 3 can also delete all old files on your Mac, large system files, different system garbage, logs, cache and other things thats takes up a tons of space. Now you know How to Uninstall Safari on Mac or any other apps.

September 8, 2014 by Mark Walker Download CleanMyMac 3 Right Now!
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