How to Stop Apps from Opening on Startup on Mac

Ever wondered, why your Mac starts running slow after a few months or years? There are a number of reasons behind it; out of them, one of the reasons is that apps automatically start when you restart or turn ON your Mac. These apps mostly mention this when you install them, but most of us just ignore it.

They slow down the startup process and above all, they keep eating up processing power without any productive output. There’s a simple way you can restrict these apps from opening at startup. We have mentioned detailed guide below to demonstrate the process, have a look.

How to Stop Apps from Opening on Startup on Mac

Step #1. Click the Apple logo from the menu bar and launch “System Preferences“.

Click on System Preferences on MacStep #2. From the list of available preferences, click on “Users & Groups“.

Click on Users & Groups in Mac System PreferencesStep #3. Now you will see the list of registered users for the Mac PC. Select the one for which you wish to change startup apps.

Step #4. At the same window after clicking the user, click on “Login items” tab at the right side of the screen.

Click on Login Items in User and Groups on Mac

Step #5. You’ll now get a list of apps that opens at Mac startup. Here you can either hide any/all apps or completely remove them from the list.

Step #6. To hide apps, simply click the checkbox given beside each app. In order to remove them completely, select the apps by clicking the checkbox to tick mark and then click on the “-” sign located at the bottom.

Remove Login items on Mac

Step #7. You can now exit System Preferences and check the changes by restarting your Mac.

That’s all; all those apps that you hide or remove completely will no more bother you or your Mac at startup. You’ll notice a considerable change in speed when you restart your Mac next time.

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