How to Completely Remove Apple Keynote on Mac

Keynote is a slideshow presentation software developed by Apple Inc. which enables users to produce beautiful and engaging presentations. But as the application takes up certain disk space, users may consider removing Keynote from their Mac. how-to-completely-remove-apple-keynote-on-mac

How to Completely Remove Apple Keynote on Mac

The Keynote software is packed with design tools that are built into Mac devices and are easier to work with, such as visual and animation features, but it takes a lot of disk space to use. If you want to completely remove the Keynote app from your Mac to make up some storage space, you can use your Launchpad or Finder to delete the application.

  • Step 1: Open Launchpad on the Dock

    Click the Launchpad icon located on the left side of your Dock. Once opened, the application will be displayed on the screen. If you don’t see the Keynote app, simply type its name in the search field at the top of your screen.

  • Step 2: Click on the Keynote icon until it starts to jiggle

    Find the Apple Keynote icon then click and hold the app until it jiggles. The ‘X’ will appear on the upper left corner of the application that was downloaded from the app store.

  • Step 3: Click the Delete button

    Once you confirm the removal of the application, click the ‘X’ icon and click on the Delete button in the confirmation dialogue to start the uninstallation. The Keynote application will be immediately deleted and you won’t need to empty your Trash afterward.

  • Step 4: Delete using Finder

    If your Keynote application can’t be deleted using Launchpad, you can use Finder instead. Once you removed your Keynote from your Application Folder, you can right-click on the Finder icon to your Dock, then select ‘Empty Trash’.


How can I move the Apple Keynote icon to the Trash?

To move the Apple Keynote icon to the Trash, click on the Applications in Finder, select the Keynote icon, drag it to the Trash in the Dock, drop it there, then right-click the Trash icon and choose Empty Trash to start the uninstallation.

What should I do if Finder asks for my username and password?

If Finder asks you for these details, you need to enter the name and password of an administrator account on your Mac, which refers to the name and password you used to log in to your Mac.

Is there another way to uninstall Keynote?

An easier way is to right-click the Keynote app and choose Move to Trash, or select the Keynote app, head to the File menu, then select the Move to Trash option.

Does deleting the Keynote app automatically cancel subscriptions?

Deleting applications does not cancel any subscriptions you may have purchased with an app and you will need to manually cancel subscriptions in each application you want to delete on any of your Apple devices.

How do I cancel my subscriptions on Mac?

To cancel subscriptions, open your App Store app, sign in, click Account Settings, select Subscriptions, click Manage, click edit next to the subscription, then click Cancel Subscription.