[2024 Updated] How to Completely Uninstall Google Chrome on Mac in 3 Ways

Wendy Wu
Last updated: May 28, 2024

In this post, we offer you 3 effective ways to uninstall Chrome on Mac completely - via Finder, BuhoCleaner, and Terminal. Just have a try!

Google Chrome is a very popular and handy secure browser today. It provides a lot of valuable information for users.

However, for some reason, you may want to uninstall Google Chrome on your Mac. For example, you are short of space on your Mac, you want to erase your personal information, or you want to try another browser.

So how to uninstall Chrome on Mac completely? In this article, we offer you 3 detailed solutions. Read on to find out how to do it!

Uninstall Chrome on Mac Completely

How to Completely Uninstall Chrome on Mac via BuhoCleaner

Before you uninstall Chrome on your Mac, check whether you have signed into your Google account and have sync turned on.

Here we handpicked third-party software that will automatically and completely uninstall Chrome from your Mac - BuhoCleaner. It is a user-friendly and powerful app Cleaner.

It not only lists Chrome's caches, bundles, supporting files, and preferences, but also provides you with the size of these files.

If you want to uninstall Chrome to free up space, BuhoCleaner is a good choice to check and uninstall space-consuming files. It allows you to remove all Chrome files with one click.

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Want to try this Chrome Cleaner? Follow the steps below:

  1. Free download, install, and launch BuhoCleaner.
  2. Click App Uninstall on the left menu.
  3. Find Google Chrome and select it. (Or just select the files you want to remove.)
  4. Click Remove and wait for the Chrome cleaner to uninstall Chrome and related files.
Quickly Uninstall Chrome Mac with BuhoCleaner

How to Manually Uninstall Chrome on Mac via Finder

In the above, we introduce how to uninstall Chrome on Mac via BuhoCleaner. But if you want to try the common manual way, the detailed tutorial of using Finder to uninstall Chrome is here for you.

It is worth noting that using Finder to uninstall Google Chrome can also be effective. But it may fail you from thorough uninstall.

If you are running Google Chrome, you have to quit it before removing it. And here is how:

  1. Right-click the Google Chrome icon on the Dock.
  2. Click Quit.

Here is how to uninstall Chrome from Mac via Finder:

  1. Open Finder and click Applications on the left menu.
  2. Find Google Chrome, right-click it, and click Move to Trash in the drop-up menu.
Manually Uninstall Chrome on Mac
  1. Click the Go menu in Finder, Select Go to Folders, enter ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome and then click Go.
Remove Chrome Related Files on Mac
  1. Move all the files you don't want to the Trash and click Empty to Trash.
This may not completely remove all Chrome-related files. If you want to delete more detailed files, enter Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome and check the files you want to move to the Trash. But be careful of this way!

How to Uninstall Chrome on Mac via Terminal

In addition to these two ways, you can also use Terminal to uninstall Chrome on Mac. However, this method may not be suitable for beginners, and it is easy to delete data by mistake. But if you are interested, you can still have a try.

Here is how:

  1. Open Terminal via Spotlight.
  2. Copy and paste the command: rm -r /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/ .
  3. Press Enter.
  4. To delete Chrome leftovers:

rm -r ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/

rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/CrashReporter/Google\ Chrome*

rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.google.Chrome*

rm ~/Library/Preferences/Google\ Chrome*

rm -r ~/Library/Caches/com.google.Chrome*

rm -r ~/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/com.google.Chrome.savedState/


rm ~/Library/Google/Google\ Chrome*

rm -r ~/Library/Speech/Speakable\ Items/Application\ Speakable\ Items/Google\ Chrome/


In this post, we provide you with 3 effective ways to completely uninstall Chrome on Mac. Just pick one and have a try according to your needs.

An effective Chrome cleaner can save your time and effort the most! Cleaning up your Mac regularly and keeping it as a new one with BuhoCleaner!

Wendy Wu is a tech enthusiast with a deep passion for all things iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Wendy is always on the lookout for Apple products and is committed to providing Apple users with some of the latest information and useful tips.