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How to Uninstall Outlook on Mac Completely [Step-by-Step]?

Updated on Thursday, May 16, 2024

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How to Uninstall Outlook on Mac (Best/Free 4 Ways)

Summary: If you find Outlook useless and want to remove it, this post will teach you four common ways to uninstall Outlook on Mac completely. Among them, you are suggested to utilize iBoysoft MagicMenu for its complete removal and high work efficiency.

Summary of How to Uninstall Outlook on Mac

Microsoft Outlook is a widely used email client, that enables users to organize personal information and engage in communication with others. Outlook aids in the management of email messages, appointments, contacts, and tasks, while also facilitating the creation of reminders and tracking of activities.

But if you find yourself no more in need of Outlook for Mac, need space for storage or the Outlook search not working on Mac,  uninstalling it is a result. This step-by-step guide will help you remove Microsoft Outlook from your Mac correctly, safely, and totally.

Overview of options to uninstall Outlook on Mac

Before we start, let's have a quick look at the different approaches to deleting Outlook on Mac covered in this guide:

Uninstallation MethodsOverall ratingEffectivenessProsCons
Use Launchpad3LowBuilt-in appOnly for Outlook in the App Store; Need additional leftover cleanup
Apply Finder4HighBuilt-in appNeed additional leftover cleanup
Opt for Terminal3LowBuilt-in appNeed additional leftover cleanup; Difficult professional command knowledge 
Utilize iBoysoft MagicMenu5HighDelete app and leftovers once; Other useful file functionsNot for phones

Do you want to know more detailed steps? Keep reading.

How to uninstall Outlook with Launchpad

The quickest way that comes to our mind to delete Outlook from Mac is using Launchpad, but it's only for the applications you downloaded from the Apple App Store, other third-party software can't. Follow these steps:

  1. Dock > Launchpad.
  2. Find Microsoft Outlook in the apps or type it in the Search box.
  3. Click and hold the Outlook icon until it starts jiggling.
  4. Click the "x" icon that appears in the Outlook icon.
     Uninstall Outlook on Mac with Launchpad
  5. Click Delete when seeing Are you sure you want to delete "Microsoft Outlook".

 Note: If Outlook is open, maybe you will fail to delete Outlook on Mac, you can click Outlook > Quit Outlook.

Don't find the “x” icon on the app? Oh, you may download it not from the App Store. Are there still Outlook leftovers on Mac? Undoubtfully, you only delete the app itself, so please try other ways listed later.

How to uninstall Outlook with Finder

Apply Finder to remove Outlook app is also easy to follow, especially for the apps you do not download in the App Store. Nevertheless, achieving a thorough uninstalling of Mac Outlook requires additional steps, which can be both time-consuming and demanding in terms of effort.

  1. Finder > Applications > Right-click Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Choose Move to Trash.
     Uninstall Outlook on Mac with Finder
  3. Finder > Go > Go to Folder. (Or open Finder then press Command, Shift, and G.)
  4. Type ~/Library then press Enter.
  5. Find the related files of Outlook(listed below) > Right-click > Move to Trash
    ~/Library/Application Support/com.microsoft.Outlook 
    ~/Library/Application Scripts/com.microsoft.Outlook 
    (Or type Outlook in the Search box and delete all related folders, documents, plain texts, and property lists.)
     Uninstall Outlook leftovers with Finder
  6. Dock > Trash > Right-click Outlook and the folders you remove > Delete Immediately.

Uninstalling Outlook on Mac with Finder may be a little incomplete and complicated, you can move to the next solution to get a whole deletion.

How to uninstall Outlook most cleanly with iBoysoft MagicMenu

Using Finder or Launchpad cannot completely uninstall Microsoft Outlook on Mac, some associated leftovers will linger in your Mac, which will show down Mac's performance. So iBoysoft MagicMenu must be your best option to delete Outlook on Mac completely and conveniently.

With iBoysoft MagicMenu, you don't have to do so many operations or even open the Trash, you can simply do a few clicks on the app and achieve complete removal of not only the app itself but also all the related files together. Download and free the tedious actions:

  1. Open iBoysoft MagicMenu after downloading and installing.
  2. Choose Extension in the left menu, scroll down to find Utility, and click the down arrow of Uninstall App.
  3. Finder > Applications > Right-click Microsoft Outlook, and select Uninstall.
     Uninstall Outlook on Mac with iBoysoft MagicMenu
  4. After scanning, click Uninstall > Yes.

So easy, right? iBoysoft MagicMenu is a powerful tool, which customizes and enhances the right-click context menu on Mac. It has many wonderful functions, like removing duplicate photos, creating various types of files, compressing files...Have a try and you'll like it. Share this great to help more people~


How to uninstall Outlook with Terminal

Mac Terminal is a tool you can give commands to talk with your Mac, but the command lines are difficult and the mistakes of the command may cause system problems. This method may be more suitable for users who are comfortable and proficient with command lines to do Outlook Mac uninstalling.

  1. Launchpad > Others > Terminal. (Or Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal.)
  2. Type sudo rm -rf /Applications/Microsoft\ Outlook.app/ and press Enter.
     Uninstall Outlook on Mac with Terminal
  3. Enter your admin password when prompted.
  4. Confirm the action, and Outlook will be uninstalled.

Also, this way will also cause related files or folders of Microsoft Outlook, you have to open Finder to locate on Library to delete Outlook on Mac completely.

Final words

Now you must know how to uninstall Outlook on Mac, for the cleanest and quickest method, it's highly recommended to utilize iBoysoft MagicMenu, which can clean Outlook and the leftovers one time. Hope you can succeed in removing Outlook on Mac and share these helpful ways to help more people.