How to Uninstall Origin on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Uninstalling Origin on Mac

Are you looking to uninstall Origin from your Mac? Whether you’re experiencing issues with the application or simply no longer need it, this tutorial will guide you through the process. Let’s get started!

Before You Begin

Before uninstalling Origin, make sure to close the application and any associated processes. It’s also a good idea to sign out of your account if you’re currently logged in.

Uninstalling Origin

Method 1: Using Finder

If you prefer using Finder to manage your applications, follow these steps:

  1. Open Finder.

  2. In the top menu bar, click on “Go” and select “Applications”.

  3. In the Applications folder, locate “Origin”.

  4. Drag and drop “Origin” to the Trash.

  5. (Optional) Right-click on the Trash icon in your Dock and select “Empty Trash” to permanently delete Origin from your Mac.

Method 2: Using Launchpad

If you prefer using Launchpad for managing applications, here’s how you can uninstall Origin:

  1. Click on Launchpad in your Dock or use Spotlight search (Cmd + Space) to open it.

  2. Locate “Origin” within Launchpad.

  3. (Optional) Click and hold on the Origin icon until it starts shaking.

  4. (Optional) Click on the “X” button at the top-left corner of the icon.

  5. (Optional) Click on “Delete” in the confirmation dialog to remove Origin from your Mac.

Removing Associated Files

After uninstalling Origin, you may want to remove any leftover files or preferences. While these files are not necessary, they can take up valuable storage space. To locate and delete them, follow these steps:

  1. Open Finder.

  2. In the top menu bar, click on “Go” and select “Go to Folder”.

  3. In the dialog box, enter “~/Library” (without quotes) and click “Go”.

  4. Navigate to the following directories and delete any associated Origin files or folders:

  • ~/Library/Application Support/Origin
  • ~/Library/Caches/Origin
  • ~/Library/Preferences/com.ea.Origin.plist

Restart Your Mac

To complete the uninstallation process, it’s recommended to restart your Mac. This ensures that any remaining processes or services related to Origin are fully terminated.


You have successfully uninstalled Origin from your Mac. If you ever decide to use it again in the future, you can download and install it from the official website.

I hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any further questions or encounter any issues, feel free to reach out for assistance. Happy computing!

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