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How to delete Zoom

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When the time comes when you no longer need the Zoom video conference service because you're not working from home anymore, it's easy to delete the app on Mac and iOS. The service, which lets you connect to other users remotely, has become a popular tool during this moment of crisis.

Because it's available across multiple platforms and free for small groups, Zoom has become a popular choice during the pandemic. It allows you to remotely connect with family, friends, and business associates from anywhere. When the crisis ends (which is hopefully soon), the time might come to delete Zoom.

Delete Zoom on iOS and iPadOS

You can delete Zoom on your iPhone or iPad just as you would any other third-party app.

  1. Find the Zoom app on your Home screen.
  2. Press and hold on the Zoom app icon for one second.
  3. Tap Delete App when the menu options appear.
  4. Confirm deletion.

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Delete Zoom on Mac

To delete the Zoom app on your macOS device:

How to delete non-App Store apps in the Finder

For those apps that you've downloaded from the web, here's how you get rid of them using Finder.

  1. Click on the Finder icon in the Dock to open a Finder window.
  2. Click Applications in the sidebar.

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  1. Scroll through the list until you find the Zoom app you want to remove. You can also search for it.
  2. Right click on the Zoom app.
  3. Click Move to Trash.

Zoom Mac Trash (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Click on the Trash icon in your Dock.
  2. Click Empty.

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That's it! You've deleted the Zoom app.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about Zoom or other remote connection apps, let us know in the comments below. In the meantime, stay safe.

Bryan M Wolfe
Bryan M Wolfe

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.

6 Comments
  • Are you serious? I’ve been promoting your blog and writers. But now if you promote to uninstall an app which is not your preferred one? Or an app that doesn’t pay you for advertisement? It is a shame, and shows lack of ethics. I’m very disappointed! 😞🦠
  • First, thanks for reading. Second, we aren't telling people to delete the app in this article. We are telling them how to delete the app if they wish. This comes after privacy issues have been raised by another website.
  • Are we at the point with this site where you feel the iMore readership needs to be instructed on how to delete an app? If we are, it's probably a jumping off point for quite a few of us. Let's chalk this article up to a silly opportunist mistake please.
  • A better way to delete the app from the Mac is to download "AppCleaner" from freemacsoft.net (not an advertisement) and drop the app into that. This will find many more files that the app uses which can also be removed
  • Thanks for telling me how to delete an app. I was going to ask my four-year-old, but you saved me the time.
  • Comments like this are dumb, because not everyone knows how to use a computer, and uninstalling an app on a Mac is different to Windows, as well as different to Linux. First time I was on a Mac I didn't know how to uninstall an app, I was used to Windows so I was looking for the uninstaller. Plus even the normal method doesn't remove the application's data, you need an app like the one I mentioned above to do that. Some apps, like Antivirus ones actually do have their own uninstaller to properly remove things like kernel extensions or background services