Uninstall Spotify on Your iMac/MacBook

By Lois Green, Monday, April 24, 2017

What is Spotify?

Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of free songs. It is offered in two version: free version that comes with ads and premium version that costs $9.99 per month.

Spotify is no doubt a great program, but there are still various reasons that make you want to uninstall it on your iMac/MacBook.

  • System errors come up after the installation of Spotify;

  • Accidentally installed the app but don't need it;

  • Spotify can't play music or keep crashing.

It is not always easy to uninstall Spotify from iMac/MacBook. Some users found that you can't get rid of the app by simply dragging it to Trash, while others wanted to uninstall the app completely, including its app files. If you have trouble uninstalling Spotify on Mac, you'll find these tips helpful.

Manually Uninstall Spotify on iMac/MacBook

Step 1. Quit Spotify

Some user were unable to uninstall the app because it is still running. Therefore, quit the app before deleting: click Go > Utilities > Activity Monitor, select Spotify processes and click "Quit Process".

Quit Spotify Process in Activity Monitor

Step 2. Delete Spotify Application

Open Finder > Applications folder, choose Spotify and right click to select "Move to Trash". Or if the Spotify is downloaded from App Store, you can delete it from Launchpad.

Step 3. Remove Associated Files of Spotify

To completely uninstall Spotify, you'll need to get rid of its associated files like logs, caches, preferences in Library folder.

  1. Hit Command+Shift+G from the OS X desktop to bring out "Go to Folder" window. Enter ~/Library/ to open Library folder.

  2. Enter the name of Spotify to search related files in ~/Library/Preferences/, ~/Library/Application Support/, ~/Library/Caches/ folder and etc.

  3. Move all related app files to Trash.

Move Spotify Files to Trash

Step 4. Empty Trash

Empty Spotify application and its files in the Trash.

One Click to Uninstall Spotify Completely

Some users found it too troublesome to uninstall spotify manually. Also, you could accidentally delete useful app files when searching Spotify files in the Library. Therefore, they turn to a one-click solution - FonePaw MacMaster Uninstaller to uninstall Spotify completely and safely. This App uninstaller for Mac can:

  • Display downloaded apps and related information: size, last opened, source, etc;

  • Scan out Spotify and its associated app files;

  • Delete Spotify and its app files in one click.

To uninstall Spotify:

Step 1. Download MacMaster Uninstaller by clicking the button below.

Mac Version Download

Step 2. Open the program and click Scan. The program will quickly scan out apps on your Mac.

Uninstaller Scanning Apps

Step 3. Choose Spotify from the listed applications. You'll see the app(Binaries) and its files (preferences, support files and others).

Step 4 Tick Spotify and its files. Then click Clean to completely uninstall the app in one click.

Uninstall Spotify

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