How to Uninstall Skype on Your Mac

By Lois Green, Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It is easy to drag and drop Skype to Trash. However, if you are new to Mac or you want to uninstall Skype completely, you’ll need the following tips to guide you through the uninstallation. The tips work for uninstalling Skype on Mac OS X (macOS), e.g. Sierra, El Capitan.

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Completely Uninstall Skype on Mac

If your Skype tends to quit unexpectedly or get errors, it is a good to perform a clean uninstallation to give the app a fresh start. Here is how to uninstall Skype completely:

1. Click Skype > Quit Skype. Otherwise, you may be unable to move Skype to Trash because the app is still running.

Quit Skype on Mac

2. Open Finder > Applications folder and choose Skype in the folder. Drag Skype to the trash.

3. Then you need to delete supporting files of Skype in Library folder. Click Go > Go to Folder and Open ~/Library/Application Support and move the Skype folder to Trash.

Search Support Files on Mac

Note: The supporting files contain your Skype chat and call history. Skip this step if you still need the information.

4. Delete Preferences. Go to the folder: ~/Library/Preferences. And move com.skype.skype.plist to the trash.

5. Open Finder and type Skype in the search bar. Delete all the results that come up.

6. Go to the Trash, empty Skype and all its related files.

Now you can restart the Mac and reinstall Skype if you still need the app.

Easily Uninstall Skype for Mac with One-Click Tool

If you find it inconvenient to delete Skype and its related files from folder to folder, FonePaw MacMaster Uninstaller is a one-click tool that can make app uninstallation easy for you. Get the program from Mac App Store, then you can use it to:

  • Scan out Skype, its supporting files, preferences and other related files;

  • Completely uninstall Skype and delete its files in one click.

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Here is how to completely uninstall Skype with MacMaster Uninstaller.

1. Start MacMaste and click Scan.

Scan out Apps on Mac

2. After scanning, all the downloaded applications will be displayed. Type Skype in the search bar and Choose Skype.

3. Tick the Skype app and its files. Click Remove to uninstall Skype in one click.

Completely Uninstall Skype in Mac

4. If you want to free up more storage on Mac, you can also use MacMaster to clean deplicate files, system trashes, large and old files.

To conclude, it is totally okay for you to manually uninstall downloaded apps on Mac. But if you want to save time and have trouble in identifying the correct files to delete, then you should use App Uninstall.

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