Google Chrome is a non-default web browser on Mac. For varied reasons, one would have installed Chrome on Mac and regret doing it later. It is because Chrome drains more power, and it dramatically affects the Mac’s performance. Also, Google is an ad-based company, so you will get many product-based ads while using the Chrome web browser. Further, Chrome doesn’t have Intelligent tracking Prevention 2 (ITP 2), so they can follow your interest more. Above all, it occupies more than 5GB of space which is way more than any other web browser. You might prefer to uninstall Chrome on Mac for all these reasons and more.
How to Uninstall Chrome on Mac
Before uninstalling the Google Chrome browser on your Mac, you must clear the browsing history, caches, bookmarks, saved passwords, and clear cookies on Mac. To do that, follow the below-given steps.
Clear Browsing History, Cookie, & Cache
. Firstly, open the Google Chrome browser on your Mac.
. Tap on the Ellipsis icon [three dots] on the top right corner of the screen.
. Select More tools >> Clear browsing data.
. Select the Time range and select all the checkboxes.
. Then, tap on the Clear Data button to clear the browsing data.
At any point, you shall import all the bookmarks from Chrome to the Safari browser on your Mac. With this, you will not lose track of the most frequently visited websites or important pages.
How to Delete Chrome on MacBook
Once after clearing the cache and data, one shall proceed with the steps to uninstall Chrome on MacBook.
Quick Guide: Tap Chrome icon >> hit Quit from drop-down >> drag Chrome to Trash >> Right click on the Trash icon >> click Empty Trash.
. Hit the Chrome icon on the Dock and tap the Quit option from the drop-down list.
- If you can’t quit Chrome from the Dock, try out the following steps.
- Launch Applications and then go to Utilities.
- Tap on the Activity Monitor option on the left side panel.
- Select the Chrome Processes and then hit the X button to quit the application.
. If you don’t see the Chrome application on your dock, open Finder and then select the Applications folder on the left-hand side column.
- Or navigate to the File menu on the upper side of the screen. Select Find and then type Google Chrome to search.
. Now, drag the Google Chrome icon to the Trash on the bottom right corner of your dock.
- Or right-click the Google Chrome icon and select the Move to Trash option on the drop-down.
. You may see the Force-Quit Applications window if the Chrome browser is still running. Hit Force Quit next to Google Chrome.
. In the dock, right-click on the Trash icon at the bottom right corner, and then select the Empty Trash option.
Your Google Chrome web browser is successfully uninstalled. Instead of Chrome, you can now use Safari or any other web browser.
How to Completely Uninstall Chrome on Mac
Once you have uninstalled the Chrome browser, the profile information and other related files may still be stored on your Mac. You can delete all personal data and information. But these data can be restored automatically when you reinstall the Chrome browser. If you would like to install Chrome freshly, you should delete Chrome’s profile information. In other words, you should completely uninstall Chrome on Mac.
. Launch Finder and select the Go tab on the top of the screen.
. Now select Go to Folder option from the menu list. Or press Shift + Command + G hotkeys on your Mac keyboard.
. Enter ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome, and select the Go button.
. Choose all the Folders on the next page and move all the selected folders to Trash.
- Alternatively, right-click the selected folders and tap Move to Trash or drag it to the Trash bin icon on the bottom of your dock.
To select all folders on the Chrome application, press Command + A or go to Edit and then tap the Select All option.
. At last, right-click on the Trash icon in your Dock and select the Empty Trash option to delete the files permanently from your Mac device.
If you prefer to allow the browser to monitor the websites you visit and provide a personalized website experience, you shall enable Cookies on Mac.
Alternative Method: How to Delete Chrome from MacBook
Alternatively, you can remove Google Chrome on your Mac device simply by using third-party apps. The third-party apps to uninstall Chrome on Mac are Macube Cleaner, CleanMy Mac X, CCleaner, AppClearner, Remove-it, AppDelete, etc. For instance, Macube Cleaner is taken to explain how to uninstall the Chrome application on your Mac.
Quick Guide: Download the Macube Cleaner application >> Install >> tap Uninstaller >> click Scan >> find Google Chrome >> Hit Clean.
. Initially, download the Macube Cleaner application on your Mac from its official website.
. Install and open the app on your device.
. Tap Uninstaller on the left sidebar.
. Tap the Scan button to see all the installed apps on your Mac.
. Find Google Chrome from the list and select it.
. Select the application, all the supporting files, preferences, etc., and then hit the Clean button at the bottom.
You can rely on the two possible ways to uninstall Chrome on MacBook Pro and Air. After that, you can use any of your preferred web browsers on your Mac device. Like uninstalling Google Chrome on your Mac device, you can also uninstall Safari on your Mac.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can uninstall Google Chrome from your MacBook by following the above-mentioned procedure.
Launch Chrome on Mac >> Click More >> Bookmarks. Then select Bookmark Manager. Click on the Down arrow to select the Delete option.
1. Download the Chrome Policy Remover app on your mac.
2. Close all windows on chrome.
3. Unzip the downloaded file.
4. Double Click on the Chrome-policy-remove-and-remove-profile-mac option.
5. Restart Chrome or restart your Mac.