Oryna Lienkova
Apple certified support professional
12 minutes to read

Browser extensions are small programs that allow you to add great features to your browser and make your experience with the browser more exciting. But, unfortunately, the more extensions you use, the slower your browser and even your system become. In this article, we will explain how to delete Chrome extensions on Mac.


  1. How to disable Chrome extensions manually
  2. Uninstall Chrome Extensions with App Cleaner & Uninstaller
  3. How to turn off sync in Google Chrome

How to delete Chrome extensions manually

You can remove Chrome extensions within the browser’s settings. To disable Chrome extensions or delete them, take the following steps:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome browser.
  2. In the menu bar, click Window → Extensions.
  3. In the Chrome extensions settings web-page, you will see all your Chrome extensions. Click on the blue switch to disable a particular extension or click Remove to delete Chrome extension entirely.
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Uninstall Chrome Extensions with App Cleaner & Uninstaller

To remove Chrome extensions on Mac, complete the following steps:

  1. Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
  2. Switch to the Extensions panel; select Web Browser Extensions.
  3. Select unneeded items in the Google Chrome Extensions section and click on the Remove button.
  4. Review the Chrome extensions you want to delete and confirm the action by clicking on Remove.
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How to turn off sync in Google Chrome

If you cannot remove some browser extensions and see the “i” icons instead of the checkboxes next to the Chrome extensions, then you need to turn off the synchronization in Google Chrome.

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Here is how to turn off Google sync:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome browser.
  2. In the menu bar, click Chrome → Preferences.
  3. In the Settings web page, select People from the menu on the left.
  4. Then, select Sync and Google services.
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  6. Select Manage sync.
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  8. If Sync everything is enabled, click on the switch to have it disabled (gray color). Disable the Extensions synchronization option by clicking on the switch next to it.
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  10. After this, you can quickly remove the Chrome extensions with App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
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With App Cleaner & Uninstaller you can see how much space each extension takes up on your disk, easily remove unused extensions, and speed up your browser.

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