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Use Launchpad to delete an app

Jul 05, 2018  This electronic book reader app became very famous in a short time because of its well managed services and user friendliness. Amazon made this app distribution very smooth till date, and it is compatible in many different mobile devices. Nowadays, most of the people use android devices and Kindle app is available on their devices as well. Delete the library book from Amazon's Manage my content and devices, available from your Amazon account page. Use the actions button and choose Delete from the menu that pops up. When your device syncs, the library book should be removed. On your Kindle or Kindle app, delete the library book or Loan Ended letter associated with the expired book.

Launchpad offers a convenient way to delete apps that were downloaded from the App Store.

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  1. To open Launchpad, click it in the Dock or open it from your Applications folder. You can also pinch closed with your thumb and three fingers on your trackpad.
  2. If you don't see the app in Launchpad, type its name in the search field at the top of the screen. Or swipe right or left with two fingers on your trackpad to show the next or previous page.
  3. Press and hold the Option (⌥) key, or click and hold any app until the apps jiggle.
  4. Click next to the app that you want to delete, then click Delete to confirm. The app is deleted immediately. Apps that don't show either didn't come from the App Store or are required by your Mac. To delete an app that didn't come from the App Store, use the Finder instead.


Deleting an app doesn't cancel any subscription you may have purchased with that app. Learn how to cancel subscriptions for apps that were downloaded from the App Store.

Use the Finder to delete an app

  1. Locate the app in the Finder. Most apps are in your Applications folder, which you can open by clicking Applications in the sidebar of any Finder window. Or use Spotlight to find the app, then press and hold the Command (⌘) key while double-clicking the app in Spotlight.
  2. Drag the app to the Trash, or select the app and choose File > Move to Trash.
  3. If you're asked for a user name and password, enter the name and password of an administrator account on your Mac. This is probably the name and password you use to log in to your Mac.
  4. To delete the app, choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Learn more

To use an app again after deleting it, either reinstall it or restore it from a backup.

  • To reinstall apps that were installed as part of macOS, reinstall macOS. This applies to apps such as Safari, iTunes, Books, Messages, Mail, Calendar, Photos, and FaceTime.
  • You can also redownload apps, music, movies, TV shows, and books that were installed from the App Store, iTunes Store, or Apple Books.

Learn how to delete apps on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Learn what to do if the Dock contains an icon with a question mark.


Use the Books app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with the latest version of iOS or iPadOS, or on your Mac with the latest version of macOS.


You might not be able to purchase books or audiobooks in your country or region, but you can access free public domain books. Learn what's available in your country or region.

Explore the Books app

In the Books app, you can purchase books, organize your books, change the font or brightness, or take notes.

Find and buy books

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, open the Books app and tap Book Store at the bottom of the screen. Browse the top charts or books recommended for you. Or tap the Browse Sections button to see book store sections like Coming Soon or genres like Young Adult or Nonfiction.
  • On your Mac, open the Books app and click Book Store at the top of the window. In the sidebar, click Top Charts, NYTimes, or Top Authors. Or click Categories to see genres like Comics & Graphic Novels, Kids, or Mysteries & Thrillers.
  • Learn how to find and buy audiobooks.

Organize your library

Sort your books and PDFs alphabetically. Or drag items to arrange them in any order you choose.

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap Library. Under Collections, tap the word next to Sort. From the menu that appears, choose Recent, Title, Author, or Manually. You can sort any collection this way. For example, go to Collections > PDFs to sort PDFs by author.
  • On your Mac, click Sort By in the upper-right corner. Choose Most Recent, Title, or Sort Manually.

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To change to a list view, tap or click the List button .

Use the controls to create bookmarks, change the font or brightness, and more

  • To view the controls when you're reading on your iOS or iPadOS device, tap the center of your screen.
  • To view the controls when you're reading on your Mac, move your pointer to the top of the book.

Close the book and return to your library.

See the table of contents. On an iOS or iPadOS device, you can also jump to any bookmarks or notes from here.

Change the font, font size, brightness, or background color. On an iOS or iPadOS device, you can also turn on Auto-Night Theme, which adjusts the color and brightness when you read in low-light conditions, or turn on Scrolling View if you'd like to scroll instead of swipe to see the next page.

Not all books support Auto-Night Theme.

Search for a specific word or page number.

Create a bookmark. To view your bookmarks on a Mac, click the the down arrow next to this button.

Highlight and take notes

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, touch and hold any word in a book. Touch and drag the cursors to adjust your selection. Tap Highlight or tap Note. To find your notes later, tap the table of contents button , then tap Notes. For some books, tap to find your notes.
  • On your Mac, click and drag to select text. Then choose a highlight color or click Add Note. To find your notes later, click the notes button .

Download a book

To read a book that you purchased even when you're not connected to Wi-Fi or the Internet, download it before you go offline.

How to download a book on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Find the item in your library. Don't see the book that you want?
  2. Tap the download button under the book's cover image. If you don't see the download button , the book is already downloaded to your device.
    If the book is part of a series, first tap to open the series, then tap the download button under the book that you want.

How to download a book on your Mac

  1. Find the item in your library. Don't see the book that you want?
  2. Click the download button in the upper-right corner. If you don't see the download button, the book is already downloaded to your device.
    If the book is part of a series, first double-click to open the series, then click the download button on the book that you want.

Delete a book

After you delete a book, it won't be stored on your device, but it's still available in your library on other devices. If you want to remove the book from your library, you can hide it.

How to delete books, audiobooks, or PDFs from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Tap Library, then find the item.
  2. Tap the More button underneath the item. If the item is part of a series, first open the series, then tap the More button .
  3. Choose Remove.
  4. To remove the item from your device, choose Remove Download. (If the item is a PDF or didn't come from the Book Store, tap Delete Everywhere to delete it from your library.)

How to delete books, audiobooks, or PDFs from your Mac

  1. Click Library at the top of the window, then click All Books in the sidebar.
  2. Control-click or right-click the item.
    If the item is part of a series, first open the series, then control-click or right-click the book.
  3. Choose Delete.
  4. When prompted, choose Delete from the window that appears.

If you don't see Delete after you right-click or control-click an item, that item isn't downloaded to your device.

If you don't see a book

If you don't see a book that you purchased from the Book Store in your library, here are some things you can try.

  • On your Mac, click the Book Store button at the top of the window. In the sidebar, click Featured. Under Quick Links, click Purchased. Click the Download All button in the lower-right corner.
  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, open the Settings app, tap [your name] > iCloud and turn on both iCloud Drive and Books. Then go to Settings > Books. Under Syncing, turn on iCloud Drive.
  • You can also redownload or unhide books that you purchased.

Discover more ways to read

  • You can listen to audiobooks in the Books app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Or use iTunes on a PC.
  • You can also listen to audiobooks on your Apple Watch.
  • Ask Siri to play audiobooks on your iOS or iPadOS device. You can also listen to audiobooks with CarPlay in your vehicle.
  • Read storybooks aloud with iBooks Storytime on Apple TV.
  • You can save copies of PDFs from emails and webpages into the Books app.
  • You can also add DRM-free EPUB file format books, iBooks Author books, books that you create with Pages, MP3 audiobooks, AAC audiobooks, and Audible.com audiobooks to your library.