Safari for Mac is now open to third-party developers, allowing for third-party browser extensions to be installed. Mac users now can do a lot more with their built-in web browser besides watching YouTube or browsing through dozens of webpages, including the ability to share their pages on social media or annotate webpages. However, there are times when Safari extensions annoy you, as it may slow down your web browser or fails to work with other pages. If you are among the Mac users who have been infected by the above-mentioned issues, it is best to delete extensions from the browser.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to remove Safari extensions. Note that the below-mentioned process is different from how we remove Safari Plug-ins.
Steps to remove Safari extensions on Mac
Step one: First and foremost, all you have to do is to open the Safari on your Mac. After that, head to Safari menu and select Preferences
Step two: Next up, head to Extension tab to proceed
Step three: Here, you will see a list of Extensions. All you have to do is to remove the extension you no longer use in Safari. Click on it and select Uninstall
Step four: You will be prompted to confirm your selected extension. Make sure that you remove the extensions you are not actively using
Step five: Once you are satisfied with your choice, you just need to click on Uninstall to get the job done.
You can repeat the process to delete any Safari extensions on your Mac. Alternatively, you can manually delete your Safari extension by accessing the file system on your Mac.
Steps to manually remove Safari extensions on Mac
Sometimes, you cannot remove Safari extensions using the above-mentioned process. Luckily, you can manually delete extensions in file system. Here is how you do it:
Step one: Exit Safari on your Mac. After that, hit Command+Shift+G from the Finder to open up Go to Folder. All you have to do now is to copy and paste the following path ~/Library/Safari/Extensions/
Step two: Select Go and you will see the Safari Extensions folder and you can remove any extensions here.
Step three: Once you are done, re-launch Safari.
That’s all you need to do is remove Safari extensions from your Mac. Share with us if you have got another method in the section below.