How to Uninstall Android Studio on Mac

What is Android Studio?

The Android Studio is an Android app development software designed to create modern applications and games for mobile devices in the Java environment. If you are a Mac user and are creating programs for Android, you might find this article helpful. Here is a full removal guide on how to uninstall Android Studio from Mac. We will share three different ways to remove the Android Studio Mac program.

Contents

  1. How to uninstall Android Studio manually?
  2. How to uninstall Android Studio using Terminal?
  3. How to uninstall AndroidStudio using App Cleaner?

How to Uninstall Android Studio Manually

The manual way will require some time and energy, as Android Studio creates tons of service files, which you will need to find and remove manually. Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Quit Android Studio and remove it from the Applications folder. 
  2. If you want to delete your projects as well, find the AndroidStudioProjects folder in your Home folder and remove it. 
  3. Now it’s time to go to the system Library folder and find and remove all the service files created by the app while you were using it. Check the following subfolders for them:

~/Library/Android (by removing this folder you will also uninstall Android SDK)
~/Library/Preferences/AndroidStudio
~/Library/Preferences/com.google.android
~/Library/Preferences/com.android
~/Library/Application/Support/AndroidStudio
~/Library/Logs/AndroidStudio
~/Library/Caches/AndroidStudio

    In order to simplify this process and make sure that you will not leave any traces, we recommend that you use the free application, Funter, which finds all system hidden files in any location on Mac. Download Funter from the App Store or directly → launch the app → type Android in the search field and get the results in several seconds. You can open these files in Finder or remove them right in this window by clicking the Trash button. 

    As soon as you find and remove all the leftovers of Android Studio, empty Trash for a complete removal.


    How to Uninstall Android Studio Using Terminal

    As we mentioned before, you can’t just drag and drop the Android Studio app to Trash. The reason is that in this case, applications leave their service files on your Mac. To uninstall Android Studio with all its service files at once, use the Terminal command line. Follow the steps below:

    1. Open Mac Terminal. 
    2. Execute the following commands from the Terminal:

    rm -Rf /Applications/Android\ Studio.app
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/AndroidStudio*
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.google.android.*
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.android.*
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/AndroidStudio*
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Logs/AndroidStudio*
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/AndroidStudio*
    rm -Rf ~/.AndroidStudio*
    rm -Rf ~/AndroidStudioProjects
    rm -Rf ~/.gradle
    rm -Rf ~/.android
    rm -Rf ~/Library/Android*

    This will delete all related files, including Android SDK.


    How to uninstall Android Studio using App Cleaner & Uninstaller

    If you are unfamiliar with Terminal and feel unsure about working with it, we have one more method of removing Android Studio to share with you. You will find this one the easiest and quickest. Moreover, you can use this way to safely uninstall any application on your Mac.

    We are talking about a special program, App Cleaner & Uninstaller, designed to completely remove apps and their leftovers on a Mac. The app is free to download from Mac App Store.

    1. Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller. You will see a list of the apps installed on your Mac. 
    2. Select the Android Studio app. In the right section, you will see a list of all its service files. 
    3. Click the Uninstall or Remove button and confirm the removal. 

    What is great about App Cleaner & Uninstaller is that it finds the leftovers of previously-removed apps as well. You can view them in the Remains section.


    Conclusion

    As you can see, dragging and dropping apps to Trash is not enough to for their complete removal. Some apps provide their own uninstaller tool. You can use any of the above-mentioned ways, but using App Cleaner & Uninstaller is the universal way and works with any app. Also, it has some additional features, such as managing login items, operating user and core extensions. You can learn more about the App Cleaner & Uninstaller tool at this link.


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