How to uninstall Epic Games Launcher on Mac

Asya Karapetyan
Content marketer, who specializes in Mac how-to guides
April 30, 2024
7 minutes to read

If you are one of those users who can’t uninstall Epic Games Launcher, this article is for you. We will explain how to delete the Epic Games Launcher from your Mac entirely with no leftovers left on your disk. We will share two methods of uninstalling the app on macOS Sonoma. It’s up to you which way to use.

picture showing removing Epic Games to the Trash


Before we start, watch a quick video how to uninstall the app from Mac.

What is Epic Games Launcher, and why uninstall it?

Epic Games Launcher is a universal client that allows you to create a convenient platform to control all applications created by the developer. In short, it is a distribution platform for games developed by Fortnite. With the help of this software, you can download games from the store, automatically install updates, chat with other gamers, receive donations, and participate in testing of the new products. In its structure, the game launcher is a bit like the Blizzard app.

For some reason you might need to uninstall Epic Games Launcher from your computer, for example, you no longer play games and need to free up space on your disk. Also, you might need to reinstall it to solve some issues. Below, we will explain how to uninstall the software.

Uninstall Epic Games Launcher using the uninstaller

You can use a third-party uninstaller, like App Cleaner & Uninstaller, to delete any application from Mac easily and entirely. App Cleaner & Uninstaller automatically finds all the service files and extensions of applications, even the remains of previously-deleted apps. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Download and launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
  2. From the list of scanned apps, select Epic Games Launcher.
  3. Click Uninstall.
  4. Confirm the removal.
  5. Empty your Trash.

App Cleaner & Uninstaller window showing how to remove the Epic Games

If you have already removed the app into the Trash, you can easily find its leftovers. Switch to the Remaining Files section. Here you will find all of remaining files of already removed applications from your Mac.

App Cleaner & Uninstaller showing Epic Games Launcher remaining files

How to uninstall Epic Games Launcher manually

Here is step-by-step instructions for the manual removal of Epic Games Launcher. Please, carefully follow each of the steps to remove Epic Games entirely.

  1. Quit Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Close processes associated with the app working in the background.
    For this, open a default Apple application called Activity Monitor.
  3. Remove Epic Games Launcher from the Applications folder. Removing Epic Games Launcher from the Applications folder
  4. Find and remove all the leftovers of Epic Games.
    By default, they should be stored in the Library folder. To find them, open Finder and press Command+Shift+G.
  5. In the appeared search filed, type ~/Library and press Enter.
  6. You will get to the Library folder.
    Here check the folders below for all files associated with the app. Select and remove them. Usually, applications store their service files in the Library folder.
    • ~/Library/Application Support
    • ~/Library/Caches
    • ~/Library/Preferences
    • ~/Library/Logs
    • ~/Library/Cookies

    Epic Games Launcher support files in the Library folder

  7. As soon as you clean up all of the app’s associated program files, don’t forget to empty your Trash.
  8. Also, we recommend that you reboot your Mac to avoid any alias files creating additional items on your Mac.

The manual method might be hard and unsafe for some users. That’s why we recommend deleting programs with App Cleaner & Uninstaller. This tool does this work completely, safely, and more importantly in just a few clicks.

That’s all! Now you know how to uninstall Epic Games Launcher from your Mac computer. Note, that with App Cleaner & Uninstaller, you can completely get rid of applications and avoid cluttering your disk space with their service files. The uninstaller has some more great features, which you can learn about from its product page. Moreover, the last great thing about this tool is that it provides a free trial with unlimited features, so you can use it to uninstall the software right now.


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