How to Stop Startup Program on Mac
After the Mac boots up and the user logs in, the program that automatically starts is likely to be a utility for user convenience or a program that needs to run in the background.
Furthermore, when you install a program, it is automatically registered as a startup program, and in some cases, it may be hidden and displayed as an icon in the menu bar when the system starts.
If there are too many startup programs, it can temporarily slow down the login process, especially on MacBook models with limited memory capacity. This can make the usage feel sluggish at times, and there may also be programs that the user rarely uses. However, in macOS, you can add or remove registered startup programs using the following method.
Login Items Settings
Click on the
at the top left corner of the Mac screen and select
System Settings... from the menu.
In the left sidebar of System Settings, choose
General and then click on
Login Items in the settings menu.
Remove Startup Programs
The apps displayed here are the ones that run when your Mac starts up. Having too many startup programs can slow down the booting process.
To remove an app from the startup programs, select it and click the
- button below to exclude it from the startup process.
If there are apps that need to launch immediately when using your Mac, you can add them by clicking the “+” button.
Disable Background Execution of Apps
The apps listed here are the ones that continue running in the background even if you quit them.
These are typically apps that require real-time data synchronization. By toggling them off, they will no longer run in the background.
By managing the programs that automatically start on your Mac, you can speed up the booting process and ensure that essential apps or frequently used programs start immediately.