2 Ways to Completely Uninstall Spotify on Mac

Jerome Peng
Last updated: Mar 21, 2023
Summary: Here in this blog, you'll learn how to completely uninstall Spotify from your Mac in 2 ways.

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming service providers. However, after using it for a while, you may encounter various problems such as black screen, auto-start, not playing songs, constant crashes, and more. If you are bothered by these problems and want to delete Spotify completely from your Mac, please read this blog post first. In this article, we will show you how to remove Spotify and all its related files on Mac in 2 ways.

How to Completely Uninstall Spotify on Mac

How to Manually Uninstall Spotify on Mac

Unfortunately, Spotify doesn't come with a built-in uninstaller. So you'll need to find its app and related files manually. Here's what you need to do:

Step 1. Quit Spotify

If your Spotify is running, make sure you have quit it before uninstalling it. To do this, you can click on the Spotify menu and select Quit Spotify. Also, you can use Activity Monitor to kill all the background processes of Spotify. 

Quit Spotify on Mac

Step 2. Uninstall Spotify Application

  1. Open a Finder window and click on Applications in the left sidebar.
  2. Locate Spotify and right-click on its icon and select Move to Trash.
Manually Uninstall Spotify on Mac

Dragging Spotify to Trash doesn't delete it from your Mac. You also need to delete its related files stored in the ~/Library folder.

  1. On a Finder window, press Shift + Command + G to open the Go to Folder window.

  2. Paste each of the paths below into the text box, one at a time, then click the Go button.

    • ~/Library/Application Support/Spotify
    • ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.spotify.client.savedState
    • ~/Library/Caches/com.spotify.installer
    • ~/Library/Caches/com.spotify.client
    • ~/Library/Preferences/com.spotify.client.plist
    • ~/Library/Preferences/com.spotify.helper.plist
    • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.spotify.webhelper.plist
    Remove Spotif Related Files on Mac
  3. Once you have deleted all relevant files from Spotify, empty the Trash.

How to Uninstall Spotify on Mac: The Easy Way

As you can see, the manual method above requires your patience and attention, which is inconvenient for users who don't know much about Mac. That's why we present to you a faster and easier way to uninstall Spotify - using BuhoCleaner. Designed to be practical and easy to use, BuhoCleaner removes Spotify without leaving any trace in just a few clicks. What's more, BuhoCleaner's built-in leftover cleaning feature also allows you to quickly find and delete all the leftovers of the uninstalled apps.

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How to Uninstall Spotify with BuhoCleaner:

  1. Make sure you have BuhoCleaner installed on your Mac.
  2. Launch BuhoCleaner and choose the App Uninstall option.
  3. Find Spotify, select it and click the Remove button..
Quickly Uninstall Spotify on Mac with BuhoCleaner


Hope you can get rid of Spotify and all its traces on your Mac successfully. Please note that deleting apps is not just about dragging them to the trash, but also about deleting their associated files. The leftovers left on your drive will take up your precious storage space. Learn how to find and delete them from this article.

Jerome is a passionate enthusiast of all things Apple. He is expertise in crafting tech-related articles, with a portfolio of more than 100 articles covering various Apple products like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.