How To Quit Installer On Mac

Mac users often come across a situation where they are stuck in the middle of an installation and wish to quit. Well, it’s not a complex process. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to quit Installer on Mac.

Method 1: Using the Menu Bar

One of the simplest ways to quit Installer is through the Menu Bar. Follow these steps:

  1. Find the Installer icon in the menu bar. It’s usually located in the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Click on it to open the drop-down menu.
  3. Select Quit Installer from the drop-down menu.

Method 2: Using the Keyboard Shortcut

You can also use a keyboard shortcut to quit the Installer. Here’s how:

  1. Press the Command key and the Q key simultaneously.
  2. This will instantly quit the Installer.

Method 3: Using the Activity Monitor

If the above methods do not work, you can use the Activity Monitor to force quit the Installer application. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Activity Monitor by searching for it in Spotlight (Press Command + Space and type ‘Activity Monitor’).
  2. In the Activity Monitor, look for the Installer. You can use the search bar in the top-right corner.
  3. Once you find the Installer, select it and click the X button in the top-left corner of the Activity Monitor.
  4. A pop-up will appear asking you whether you want to quit or force quit the Installer. Select Force Quit.
    // Open Activity Monitor
    cmd + space
    // Type 'Activity Monitor' and hit enter
    // Look for 'Installer' in the list of processes
    // Click on the 'X' button in the top-left corner
    // Select 'Force Quit'


There you have it! Three simple methods to quit the Installer on a Mac. Remember to always save your progress before quitting any application to prevent any loss of data. Happy computing!