How to Uninstall Android Studio

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Uninstalling Android Studio can be a straightforward process if you follow the correct steps. Whether you want to remove it completely or reinstall a fresh copy, this tutorial will guide you through the entire process. So, let’s get started with uninstalling Android Studio:

Step 1: Close Android Studio

Before uninstalling Android Studio, make sure to close the application and any related processes running in the background. This ensures a smooth uninstallation process.

Step 2: Uninstall Android Studio

To uninstall Android Studio, follow these steps:

  • Windows:
    • Go to the Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
    • Select “Programs” or “Programs and Features”.
    • Find “Android Studio” in the list of installed programs.
    • Right-click on “Android Studio” and select “Uninstall”.
    • Follow the prompts to complete the uninstallation process.
  • Mac:
    • Open Finder and go to the “Applications” folder.
    • Find “Android” and drag it to the Trash.
    • If prompted, enter your administrator password to confirm the action.
  • Linux:


      The steps may vary depending on your Linux distribution. Here, we provide a general approach.

    • Open a terminal window.
    • Navigate to the directory where Android Studio is installed.
    • Run the uninstallation script, which is typically located in the “bin” directory.

Step 3: Remove Android Studio Files

After uninstalling Android Studio, it’s a good practice to remove any residual files to free up disk space. Follow these steps:

  • Windows:
    • Delete the leftover Android Studio files in the installation directory (e.g., C:\Program Files\Android\).
    • Remove the Android Studio configuration directory located at %USERPROFILE%\.(android\|AndroidStudio[Preview]\).
  • Mac:

      Note: The Library folder is hidden by default on macOS. To access it, press Command + Shift + G and enter “~/Library”.

    • Delete all remaining Android Studio directories in ~/Library/ (e., Caches/AndroidStudio, Preferences/AndroidStudio, etc.).
  • Linux:

      Note: The paths may vary depending on your Linux distribution.

    • Delete all remaining Android Studio directories in ~/.android/ and ~/.local/share/applications/.


Congratulations! You have successfully uninstalled Android Studio from your system.

If you plan to reinstall it or switch to a different IDE, make sure to follow their respective installation instructions. Remember, properly uninstalling Android Studio ensures a clean slate for your future development endeavors.

By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can confidently uninstall Android Studio and remove any residual files. Now you’re ready to move on to the next chapter of your development journey!

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