Stop Programs From Running at Startup on Mac

If your Mac starts running lot of apps in the background at the startup that you might not need at that particular moment, you should consider shortening the list of Startup programs on Mac. This guide will explain how to do so!

This will effectively speed up your Mac and let you quickly engage in things that matter the most to you. The startup time of Mac will decrease and the system will take less time to organize after startup, so you can quickly get to running your favorite apps.

This guide is applicable to:

  • macOS Big Sur
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra

Stopping Programs from Running at Startup on Mac

In order to do this, just follow these steps one by one:

Step 1: Once your Mac is On, Click on the Apple Logo at the top left corner of your screen. Select ‘System Preferences’.

Step 2: Go to Users and Groups.

Step 3: Click on the Login Items tab next to Password tab. After this, a list of programs running at startup will be displayed below.

Step 4: In order to make changes, click the Lock icon that is situated at the bottom left corner of this window. It will require your password to unlock.

Step 5: From the list of these apps, click on any one that you want to remove and then click the minus sign at the bottom of this window. You can do so for as many apps as you may like.

There you go, it is as easy as you like. This will help you in personalizing the Mac to your ease and needs and at the same time, make it run like charm.

Let me know if you have any question or stuck somewhere when trying to stop certain programs from running at startup on your Mac.