How to Force Quit on Mac

We are going to show you How to Force Quit on Mac an App just in case it crashes, it hangs, it’s really not responding and you just have to restart it now currently. But this will work on pretty much any version of Mac.

These are 3 Easy Ways to Force Quit an app on your Mac. We hope that was helpful.

Force Quit on Mac from the Dock

Force Quit on Mac from the Dock
  1. Force Quit an App is to Go over to your Dock and either Click and Hold or you can Right Click while Holding the old option key.
  2. You’ll see that quit changes to Force Quit and then you can just Force Quit it from there.

Force Quit on Mac from the Keyboard Shortcut

How to Force Quit on Mac: Force Quit on Mac from the Keyboard Shortcut - Alt + Command + Esc
  1. Hold Down the Alt + Command + Esc keys this is going to bring up a window with all of your currently open Apps.
  2. Next, then you can just select the App that you want and hit Force Quit from there.
How to Force Quit on Mac: Relaunch

This is also where you can Relaunch Finder, so you can just go down to that and Hit Relaunch and it’ll restart the App like that.

Force Quit on Mac from the Activity Monitor

How to Force Quit on Mac: Activity Monitor
  1. If none of those Methods work for some reason or another, you can always open up Activity Monitor and then go to the search menu at the top right Just type in the App you want to Delete.
How to Force Quit on Mac: Activity Monitor X sign
  1. App select it and then go to little X sign at the top left and Click on it.
How to Force Quit on Mac: Activity Monitor Force Quit
  1. Now you can either quit it or Force Quit it it’s usually better to just quit, but if it’s really not responding you can always Force Quit.