Uninstall GarageBand on Mac

Asya Karapetyan
Content marketer, who specializes in Mac how-to guides
October 4, 2023
7 minutes to read

GarageBand is a great application for music lovers. It enables editing and creating music easily on your Mac. The only drawback is that it is a huge space eater. If you are running out of free memory or, for other reasons, have decided to uninstall GarageBand, this article will be useful for you. We will tell you how to delete GarageBand. Uninstall GarageBand


  1. How to uninstall GarageBand manually
  2. How to uninstall GarageBand using Mac uninstaller

Video Guide: How to uninstall unneeded programs using App Cleaner & Uninstaller

How to Uninstall GarageBand Manually

The removal of applications on Mac may be called easy and difficult at the same time. Easy because you just need to drag and drop the icon to the Trash bin. On the other hand, moving an app to Trash is not enough if you want to uninstall a program completely. It is important to clear all the app’s service files too. Well, let’s move on to uninstalling GarageBand.

  1. Move GarageBand to Trash.
  2. Go to the Library Folder: in a Menu Bar click “Go” and select “Go to.” Type in the search field ~/Library.

    Finder window showing Go to the folder search field

  3. *In our previous article, you can learn about 3 ways to show hidden folders.  

  4. Open each subfolder mentioned below and remove GarageBand related files from there:
    • ~/Library/Application Script/
    • ~/Library/Caches
    • ~/Library/Container
    • ~/Library/Preferences

    deleting chrome remaining files with App Cleaner & Uninstaller

One more way to easily open any other hidden file or folder is to use a free application from Nektony called Funter. All you need to do is just type the file or folder’s name in a search field. For example, type in the search field “GarageBand” and delete the files with the Remove button.

list of Garage band app support files in Funter app

Delete the Instrument GarageBand with Mac Uninstaller

It should be mentioned that there is a second way to delete Garageband, which is much easier and quicker. For this purpose, you can use the App Cleaner & Uninstaller application. The app allows the complete removal of any software on Mac with just several clicks.

Now let’s see step-by-step guide of GarageBand removal:

  1. Download App Cleaner & Uninstaller and scan your Application folder.
  2. Then select GarageBand and click the Remove button.
  3. Confirm the removal.

App Cleaner & Uninstaller window showing how to uninstall garageband

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