How to uninstall Kies on your Mac

Asya Karapetyan
Content marketer, who specializes in Mac how-to guides
November 2, 2023
7 minutes to read

When you delete apps by dragging them into the Trash, they may leave behind junk files. In this article, we’ll show you the right way to remove Kies from Mac so as not to leave app leftovers on your disk.

uninstall kies on mac


  1. Uninstall Kies manually.
  2. Remove Kies using its native uninstaller.
  3. Uninstall Kies using App Cleaner & Uninstaller.

Uninstall Kies from Mac manually

The first way is to delete Kies from the Applications folder. Drag the Kies icon to Trash, or make a right-click and select Move to Trash from the context menu.  

Move to Trash command for Kies application

The Samsung Kies for Mac application has created supporting files on my computer, but now they are useless for me. Usually, these types of files are stored in the hidden Library folder. To get to Library, open Finder → click Go in the menu bar → press Option → select Library.

Once you open the Library folder, go to the following locations and remove all files related to Kies. Kies support files

Also, if you want to find hidden service files and folders on your Mac, you can use a free app  Funter . Enter “kies” in the search bar and the app will show you all the files and folders related to Kies.

Search results for hidden Kies files

You can delete these remains right there in Funter. Or you can open these files in the Finder and delete them manually.

Use Kies uninstaller

The second method is to use the Kies uninstaller.

  1. Open the “KiesMac_3-0_Setup.dmg” file from Downloads.
    Kies DMG file
  2. Select the uninstall option and click the Yes button to remove Kies on your Mac.
    Kies launcher and uninstaller applications

After using the second method, I decided to check once more for leftovers with the Funter app. This time I found only one file, located in the Caches folder. Thus, even using the default Mac Kies uninstaller, leaves junk files. So don’t forget to delete this file also and then empty the Trash folder.

Remove Kies with App Cleaner & Uninstaller

The third method of uninstalling Kies suits me best. If you can’t find the Kies uninstaller file and you don’t like to waste your time searching for service files manually, I recommend that you try App Cleaner & Uninstaller. It is the easiest way to remove applications from your Mac. Let’s see why.

  1. Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
  2. Select the Kies app in the list of applications. All related files and folders will be selected automatically.
  3. Click the Remove button.
  4. Kies application selected for removal

  5. Just review the selected items for completing the Samsung Kies uninstalling. Click the Remove button again and close the window.
    Confirmation window to remove Kies

Now you know three ways of Samsung Kies uninstalling, so the issue where you can’t uninstall Samsung Kies will not bother you anymore.  

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