How to Uninstall Chrome on Mac

It's super easy to uninstall Google Chrome

What to Know

  • To delete the app: Open Finder > Applications folder > right-click Google Chrome and select Move to Trash.
  • To delete app info: Go > Go to Folder > enter ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome > right-click > Move to Trash.

This article explains how to uninstall Chrome on Mac and includes information about removing profile information, bookmarks, and browsing history on macOS Catalina, 10.15, macOS Mojave 10.14, macOS High Sierra 10.13, macOS Sierra, 10.12, and older.

How to Uninstall Google Chrome on Mac

When you uninstall Chrome, you can also delete your profile information. While the data will no longer be on your computer, it could still be on Google's servers if you are syncing your data. Clearing your internet cache first will prevent this.

  1. Before removing Chrome, you need to ensure the browser isn't running. If the program is in your Dock, right-click Chrome, and then select Quit

    The Quit command in macOS
  2. Open Finder and select the Applications folder, which might appear in the Favorites panel on the left-hand side of the Finder window. Otherwise, open the File menu at the top of the screen, select Find, then search for "Google Chrome." 

    A screenshot of Applications in the Finder Windows with Google Chrome highlight.
  3. To uninstall the browser, drag the Google Chrome icon into the Trash icon in your Dock.

    Alternatively, right-click the icon and select Move to Trash

    Dragging Google Chrome to the Trash
  4. If the application is still running when you attempt to uninstall it, a Force-Quit Applications window will open. Ensure Google Chrome is highlighted, then select Force Quit.

  5. To remove Chrome from your Mac, right-click the Trash icon in your Dock, then select Empty Trash.

    The "Empty Trash" command in macOS

How to Remove Google Chrome's Profile Information

Chrome stores some profile information, bookmarks, and browsing history on your Mac. This data may be helpful if you intend to reinstall Chrome in the future. However, if you'd like a fresh installation of Chrome, or you want to remove all remnants of it, you'll need to delete this data too. 

  1. Open Finder and, using the menu at the top of the screen, navigate to Go > Go to Folder.

    The keyboard shortcut is Shift+Command+G.

    The Go to Folder command in macOS
  2. Enter ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome, then select Go.

    Enter the destination path in the Go to the folder dialog box.

    The data generated by Google Chrome is stored in this folder. Depending on your usage, this folder may be quite large. Once removed, the data is permanently deleted, so ensure you have backed up any necessary files before continuing.

  3. Select all folders inside Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome and move them to Trash. To do this, either right-click the selected folders, then click Move to Trash or drag them into the Trash icon in your Dock.

    To quickly select all the folders, click one folder and then use Command + A, or go to Edit > Select All.

    The "Move to Trash" command in macOS
  4. Then, to empty the trash and completely delete the files from you coputer, right-click the Trash icon in your Dock, then select Empty Trash.

    The "Empty Trash" command in macOS
  • Is uninstalling Chrome on my Mac safe?

    Yes. You'll still be able to browse the web because your Mac will automatically change the default browser to Safari.

  • How much memory does Google Chrome use on a Mac computer?

    Google recommends you have at least 100 MB free to download and run Chrome. If the program is running slower than usual, try clearing the cache and cookies.

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