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How to Uninstall Spotify on Mac [Completely & Easily]

Updated on Thursday, May 16, 2024

iBoysoft author Jessica Shee

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Jessica Shee


How to Completely Uninstall Spotify App on Mac in 2 Ways

Summary: This article will introduce two ways to delete Spotify from your Mac computer, including manually removing it from the Mac and using an app uninstaller like iBoysoft MagicMenu.

How to uninstall Spotify on Mac

Spotify is one of the largest music streaming service providers that allows users to set up an account, stream music, create playlists, and download tracks. You can listen to Spotify music through its official website or the dedicated apps available on most devices. If you have some issues with the installed app on your Mac and don't want it anymore, this article can tell you how to uninstall Spotify on Mac

Why do you want to uninstall Spotify on Mac?

As a free digital music service, you can stream millions of songs at no cost on Spotify. However, some issues might stop you from using it on your Mac. Some common Spotify problems include:

  • The Spotify app crashes or doesn't open on your Mac.
  • You can't play or download music on Spotify.
  • Spotify only plays downloaded songs and podcasts.
  • Your Mac system crashes after you install the Spotify app. 
  • The audio quality is bad or you hear a crackling sound during playback on Spotify.
  • Your Mac's battery is draining fast while using Spotify. 

How to delete Spotify on Mac - Manually

Since Spotify doesn't offer a built-in uninstaller, you need to manually remove the app from your Mac. However, uninstalling a program on a Mac is not as easy as it may seem. So is true for deleting the Spotify app on Mac. 

As you stream songs on Spotify, it caches the files on your Mac so that later listening won't require re-streaming the songs over the internet. The cached files are saved in several different places on your Mac. Therefore, to uninstall Spotify completely, you need to remove all of those files and remember to recover deleted Spotify files you need on Mac.

How to manually perform a complete uninstallation of the Spotify app on Mac:

Step 1. Quit Spotify

You may ask "Why can't I delete Spotify on my Mac?" It is usually because the Spotify app is running. Therefore, it is essential to quit Spotify before removing it. Go to the top Menu bar, click Spotify and select Quit Spotify

Quit Spotify on Mac

Step 2. Move the Spotify app to Trash

Navigate to Finder's Applications folder and find the Spotify app. Right-click on it and select Move to Trash. Or drag the Spotify icon to the Trash can. 

Step 3. Remove Spotify related files

1. Open Finder and press Shift + Command + G to open the Go to Folder window. 

Completely remove Spotify from Mac

2. Paste each of the paths below into the text box, one at a time, then press Return.

 ~/Library/Application Support/Spotify 
~/Library/Saved Application State/com.spotify.client.savedState 

3.  Right-click on each file you find and select Move to Trash.

Step 4. Empty Trash

After the Trash bin is emptied, there will be no files associated with Spotify left on your Mac. 

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How to uninstall Spotify on Mac with one click

If the manual removal of Spotify on Mac overwhelms you or if you are worried about mistakenly removing some crucial files in the Mac Library folder, we recommend you use an app uninstaller. 

iBoysoft MagicMenu is a professional right-click menu enhancer for Mac users. It enables you to add additional or enhanced features to the right-click drop-down menu on a Mac, such as the ability to create new files, copy or cut files or folders, access items quickly, find and clean duplicate files, completely uninstall applications, and many more. 

The iBoysoft MagicMenu's Uninstall feature can delete any unwanted third-party applications and search through all Mac folders to remove any leftover files from that app.

How to uninstall the Spotify app on Mac using iBoysoft:

Step 1. Quit Spotify

Click Spotify at the top Menu bar next to the Apple logo and choose Quit Spotify. You can also quit the Spotify app by right-clicking its icon on the Dock and choosing Quit.

Step 2. Install iBoysoft MagicMenu on your Mac

Open App Store and search for iBoysoft MagicMenu, click the GET button and enter your Apple ID credentials. Or click the button.

Step 3. Install iBoysoft MagicMenu Helper

To enjoy the full features of this comprehensive Mac toolkit, click "Install iBoysoft Magic Helper" and follow the onscreen instructions. 

Install iBoysoft MagicMenu Helper

Step 4. Uninstall Spotify

Launch Finder and go to the Applications folder. Find the Spotify app and right-click its icon. Choose Uninstall.  iBoysoft MagicMenu will search for all Spotify files on your Mac. 

Completely uninstall Spotify on Mac

Step 5. Completely clean Spotify on Mac

Click the Uninstall button to uninstall Spotify and clean all Spotify files from your Mac.

Completely uninstall Spotify on Mac

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If you no longer need the Spotify app on your Mac for streaming free music, this article walks you through how to uninstall Spotify on Mac through a manual removal or a third-party app uninstaller. Keep in mind that deleting an app from the Applications folder or Launchpad can't completely delete the application from your Mac. You need to find the cached files in the Library folder and delete them as well.

It is advised that you use iBoysoft MagicMenu to uninstall the Spotify application and its cached files with one single click. Additionally, you can get more functionalities in the right-click menu to improve your work efficiency.