How to Uninstall Spotify on Mac OS X?

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Issue: How to Uninstall Spotify on Mac OS X?

Hello all. Could someone provide me an thorough guide on how to uninstall Spotify on Mac OS X? Strange things started happening on the system after its installation, so I assume that it might have been corrupted.

Solved Answer


Spotify is a great tool that allows playing and downloading millions of songs legally. With this application, people can create playlist, get the latest charts, brand new song, and collections. Free and Premium versions of Spotify are available, so people can register for one of them according to the service they expect receiving. While naturally people’s opinions towards various things differ, it’s worth mentioning that many people disapproved off Spotify and claim that they would never use it again. We have found lots of questions on various online forums how to Uninstall Spotify on Mac OS X due to the fact that it triggers system erros and slow downs.  It’s very important to stress the fact that Spotify is completely safe to use. It does not carry malware or unwanted third-party software that might be causing issues. However, it has been noted that after installation of Spotify Free, Mac OS X starts prompting error pop-ups. That may happen due to the conflict between Spotify and antivirus or Firewall. If you opt for using Spotify, but want to stop your antivirus from showing warnings related to it, you should try to create an exception under antivirus settings, so that it would stop blocking the app. In case you don’t trust Spotify and want to uninstall it, we’ll provide a guide how to do so.

How to Uninstall Spotify on Mac OS X?

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In case you really want to uninstall Spotify on Mac, you should try to do so with MacKeeper. This application is capable of removing apps on Mac OS X completely and optimizing the whole system simultaneously. However, if you do not prefer installing additional software, then you should perform the following steps:

  1. Open Spotify Menu and select Quit.
  2. After that, open Find menu bar, open Go and find your library. In case you can’t see the library, click and hold Alt key.
  3. On the library, find Cache and remove the entire Spotify folder (com.spotify.client) by dragging it to trash.
  4. Go back to the library and open Applications folder.
  5. Find Spotify folder and delete it by dragging to trash as well.
  6. After that, open Find menu and select Secure empty trash.
  7. Restart your Mac.

We would like to emphasize that to remove Spotify from your Mac permanently, you have to delete all associated files, so be very careful and go through all library folders to make sure that there is nothing related to Spotify left. These are the possible locations of this app:

/Library/Application Support/
/Library/Address Book Plug-Ins/
/Library/Saved Application State/
/Library/Application Support/CrashReporter/

Be very careful because even the smallest constituent of Spotify application left running on the system may cause conflict with anti-virus. In case you are not willing to analyze all folders on your Mac looking for smallest files of the application you no longer need, we would highly recommend installing MacKeeper, MacBooster or MacCleanse application and let them get rid of useless apps.

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Ugnius Kiguolis is the founder and editor-in-chief of UGetFix. He is a professional security specialist and malware analyst who has been working in IT industry for over 20 years.

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