Every Mac comes with certain apps pre-installed with OS X so that users are able to instantly get a taste for what it can do. One of those apps is iMessage – an instant messaging app developed by Apple that allows users to message one another.
Although there is nothing wrong with iMessage per se, you may find that you prefer using one of the many other instant messaging apps that are out there – such as Trillian. While you are free to do so, you may encounter problems if you ever try to delete iMessage from your Mac as OS X will prevent you from doing so.
Technically it is possible to get around that and easily delete iMessage anyway by using the command line. That being said it is inconvenient, and you will probably find it rather complicated if you haven’t used the command line in the past. Fortunately, there is a much easier way – and all you need is Movavi Mac Cleaner.
Within Movavi Mac Cleaner is an ‘Uninstaller’ feature that will let you remove any apps you want – including native OS X apps such as iMessage. To learn how to remove iMessage from Mac just follow these steps:
- Launch Movavi Mac Cleaner and wait for the automatic scan to complete.
- Open up the ‘Uninstaller’ menu and let it identify all the apps installed on your Mac.
- Find the ‘OS X Apps’ menu and select it.
- Locate ‘Messages’ (i.e. iMessage) and check the box next to it.
- Click ‘Remove’ to delete the app.
Needless to say that same process can be used to remove any other apps you don’t need, and the feature will also let you detect leftover files from apps that were uninstalled previously and remove them. However, that is still just scratching the surface of what Movavi Mac Cleaner can do.
At its heart, Movavi Mac Cleaner is designed to make removing junk files from your Mac as convenient as possible. Assuming you’re really interested in freeing up space, you should definitely take advantage of that and delete junk so that it doesn’t clutter your hard drive.
With the help of the ‘Shredder’ feature in Movavi Mac Cleaner you can delete any private or sensitive files that you don’t want to fall into the wrong hands. Also the antivirus and firewall that are included will shield you from threats while you’re using your Mac.
As you can see you stand to gain quite a bit by using Movavi Mac Cleaner. Not only will you be able to delete iMessage along with other native OS X apps that you don’t use – but you can also free up even more space with the other features that it hands you.