Asya Karapetyan
Content marketer, who specializes in Mac how-to guides
September 28, 2022
12 minutes to read

Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs. However, if for some reason you need to uninstall Spotify on your Mac, we recommend that you first learn how to do it correctly and completely. In this article, we will share two methods on how to remove Spotify from your Mac.

Contents:

  1. How to manually uninstall Spotify on Mac.
  2. The quickest way to entirely uninstall Spotify from Mac.
  3. How to clear Spotify cache on Mac.

Before starting to write the uninstallation guide for Spotify, we first visited the official website of Spotify and checked their app removal tutorial. Spotify help page suggests the users that they first remove the application’s cache files and then remove the application’s executable file to Trash. However, we followed these steps and detected that there are more support files Spotify has created that are stored in your system. For complete Spotify uninstallation you have to find and remove absolutely all support files of the app.
Please, carefully follow our step-by-step guide to make sure you completely uninstalled Spotify from your Mac.

How to manually uninstall Spotify from Mac

The manual way of application uninstallation requires some time, dedication and attention. You will have to find and remove all support files of the application to uninstall it completely.

Here are the steps on how to manually uninstall Spotify:

  1. Close Spotify and all its background processes. For this, go to the Menu bar, click on Spotify and select Quit Spotify. Also, you can open Activity Monitor and check for Spotify running processes on your Mac. If you find any, click to close them.
    Spotify menu showing the Quit command
  2. Go to the Applications folder and remove Spotify into the Trash.
    Spotify in the Applications folder with the context menu
  3. Now you need to find all the service files of the app and delete them. The support files are usually stored in the hidden Library folder. Open Finder and press the Command+G key combination.
  4. In the search field type ~/Library and hit Go.
    Go to folder search field showing the Library location
  5. Here in the Library folder, find and remove all support files of Spotify. Check the following locations for those files:
  6. ~Library/Application Support/Spotify
    ~Library/Saved Application State/com.spotify.client.savedState
    ~Library/Caches/com.spotify.installer
    ~Library/Caches/com.spotify.client
    ~Library/Preferences/com.spotify.client.plist
    ~Library/Preferences/com.spotify.helper.plist
    ~Library/LaunchAgents/com.spotify.webhelper.plist
    Spotify support files in the Library folder

  7. Once you have removed all remaining files of Spotify, empty your Trash to completely get rid of Spotify on your Mac.

Please note that some apps may spread their service files all over your hard drive. It cannot be so easy to find all service files. You can use a free application Funter to find hidden service files by the application’s name.
However, we recommend that you use a safe and professional tool that will automatically find all support files for each app and allow you to uninstall programs with just a few clicks. Keep reading to learn more about the easiest way to uninstall Spotify on Mac.


The quickest way to entirely uninstall Spotify from Mac

The quickest way to completely remove Spotify from your Mac is to use App Cleaner & Uninstaller. It is an application that completely uninstalls other apps on Mac with all their service files.

To uninstall Spotify on Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
  2. Select Spotify from the list of apps.
  3. Click the Remove button and confirm the removal.

delete spotify
That’s all.
Please note, if you have removed Spotify in a standard way by moving it into the Trash, with App Cleaner & Uninstaller you can find the remaining files. For this, switch to the appropriate section from the sidebar, and select and remove all app leftovers from your Mac.


How to clear Spotify caches on Mac

With App Cleaner & Uninstaller, you also can easily clear the cache files of Spotify. Here is how:

  1. Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
  2. Enable the Expert mode. For this, switch on the toggle button on the top of the window.
  3. Select Spotify from the list of apps.
  4. Select caches in the right panel.
  5. Click the Remove button and confirm the removal.

App Cleaner & Uninstaller icon

App Cleaner & Uninstaller

Uninstall any Mac application in 2 minutes

Supported systems: macOS 10.11-10.15
Update v. 7.0 Sep 2022
 

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