How to Completely Uninstall Discord on Mac [Step-By-Step]

Clare Phang
Last updated: Jun 4, 2024

In this blog post, you're going to learn how to completely uninstall Discord from your Mac, step-by-step.

Discord provides you with the simplest way to talk, chat, and hang out with friends. If you want to uninstall it from your Mac for any reason, refer to this guide where we introduce both manual and automatic methods. Continue reading to learn the detailed steps.

[2 Ways] How to Completely Uninstall Discord on Mac

How to Quickly and Completely Uninstall Discord on Mac

The most effective way to uninstall Discord from your Mac is by using BuhoCleaner, the best app uninstaller for Mac. It can help you get rid of Discord and all its related files in one click. Plus, its Leftovers feature lets you easily find and delete leftover files from uninstall apps.

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Here's how to uninstall Discord on Mac using BuhoCleaner:

  1. Download, install, and launch BuhoCleaner.
  2. Click App Uninstall, you will see the apps that can be uninstalled.
  3. Find Discord, check it, and click the Remove button. That's it!
Quickly and Completely Uninstall Discord on Mac

How to Manually Uninstall Discord on Mac

Also, you can do it manually. There are more steps and it takes time. If you still want to uninstall it yourself, follow the steps below:

  1. Quit Discord to ensure you can uninstall it from your Mac.

    Right-click on the Discord icon in the Dock and select Quit. If you're not sure you've ended all processes running in the background, open Activity Monitor to check and stop.

    Quit Discord with Activity Monitor
  2. Open Finder > Applications.

  3. Drag the Discord app to the Trash.

    Manually Uninstall Discord on Mac with Finder
  4. Press Shift + Command + G to open the Go to Folder window.

  5. Enter ~/Library/ and press Return.

  6. In the Library folder, check the following folders to find and remove Discord's support files.

    • Application Support
    • Caches
    • Preferences
    • Logs
      Remove Discord Related Files in Library Folder
  7. When finished, empty the Trash.


Now that you know how to properly uninstall Discord from Mac, go ahead and choose your preferred method to do so. Before uninstalling Discord, don't forget to backup any important files you may need in the future.

FAQs about Uninstalling Discord on Mac

  1. What to Do if You Can't Uninstall Discord?

    If your Mac says Discord is in use and cannot be uninstalled, open Activity Monitor via Finder or Spotlight, find all Discord processes, and quit or force-quit them.

  2. How to Reinstall Discord on Mac?

    • Go to
    • Click the Download for Mac button.
    • Once the download process is complete, double-click the .dmg file you downloaded, then drag Discord into your Applications folder.
  3. Discord Not Working, What to Do?

    Reasons why Discord doesn't work vary. To fix this, first close and restart it. If this doesn't help, restart your computer. Still doesn't work? Uninstall and reinstall it.

Clare Phang has been captivated by the world of Apple products since the launch of the iconic iPhone in 2007. With a wealth of experience, Clare is your go-to source for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple.