How Do I Delete Google Chrome from My Mac

By Lois Green, Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Besides Safari, Google Chrome is probably the most widely-used browser for Mac users. And sometimes, when the Chrome keeps crashing, freezes or won't start, you are recommended to fix the problem by uninstalling and reinstalling the browser. 

Deleting the browser itself is usually not enough to fix the Chrome problems. You need to completely uninstall the Chrome, which means to delete not only the browser but also its supporting files (bookmark, browsing history, etc.) If you are not sure about how to uninstall Google Chrome or somehow can't uninstall the Chrome. Follow the instruction to delete Google Chrome from your Mac. 

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Delete Google Chrome Completely from Mac

1. Quit Google Chrome

Some users can't uninstall the Chrome and come across this error message "Please close all Google Chrome windows and try again". It could be that the Chrome is still running in the background. Therefore, you should quit the browser before uninstalling it. 

  • In the Dock, right-click Chrome;

  • Select Quit. 

If the Chrome is crashed or frozen, you can force quit it in Activity Monitor: 

  • Open Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor;

  • Find the Chrome processes and click X to quit the processes. 

End Process on Mac

2. Delete Google Chrome 

Go to Applications folder and find Google Chrome. Then you can drag it to the Trash or right click to choose "Move to Trash". 

3. Delete Related Files 

In some cases, the Chrome acts weird because of corrupted app files. Therefore, it is essential to delete related files of the Chrome: 

  • At the top of the screen, click Go > Go to Folder. Enter ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrometo open the folder of Chrome;

  • Move the folder to Trash. 

Search Support Files

Note

  1. The Chrome folder in Library contains information about bookmarks and browsing history of the browser. Please make a backup of the information that you need before deleting the app files.

  2. Restart your Mac before reinstalling Google Chrome. 

Bonus: Uninstall Google Chrome in One Click

There is also a much simple way to completely uninstall Google Chrome in one click. That is using FonePaw MacMaster, which contains an easy-to-use app uninstaller for Mac. The uninstaller can:

  • Scan out the app files that are safe to remove;

  • Quickly locate downloaded apps and app files on Mac;

  • Delete apps and apps in one click.

Here is how to delete Google Chrome for OS X with MacMaster.

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Uninstaller Homepage

  1. Open MacMaster and click Scan.

  2. All downloaded applications on your Mac will be display. Select Google Chrome;

  3. Select the app, supporting files, preferences and other files, and click Clean.

Uninstall Google Chrome

Note: MacMaster is a comprehensive Mac cleaner. With MacMaster, you can also clean duplicate files, system files, large old files in one click to free up more space on your Mac. 

Any other question about uninstalling Google Chrome on Mac? Leave your comment below.

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