How to Uninstall Sims 4 on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Uninstalling Sims 4 from your Mac is a straightforward process that can be done in just a few simple steps. Whether you are looking to free up some disk space or want to reinstall the game, this guide will walk you through the process. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Quit the Game and Exit Origin

Before uninstalling Sims 4, it’s important to ensure that the game is not running. To do this, simply quit the game by clicking on “Quit” in the menu bar or pressing Command + Q on your keyboard. Additionally, make sure to exit Origin if it is running in the background.

Step 2: Locate Sims 4 Application Files

To uninstall Sims 4, you need to locate its application files on your Mac. Follow these steps:

  • 1. Open Finder: Click on the Finder icon in your Dock or press Command + Spacebar and type “Finder” in the Spotlight search.
  • 2.

    Navigate to Applications: In Finder, click on “Applications” in the sidebar.

  • 3. Find Sims 4: Scroll through the list of applications and locate “The Sims 4” folder.

If you have installed Sims 4 through Origin, you can also find it by following these steps:

  • 1. Open Origin: Launch Origin from your Dock or Applications folder. Go to My Games Library: Click on “My Games Library” at the top of the Origin window.

    Locate Sims 4: Find Sims 4 in your library and right-click on it.

  • 4. Select Uninstall: From the context menu, choose “Uninstall Game. “

Step 3: Delete Sims 4 Application Files

Once you have located the Sims 4 application files, it’s time to delete them. Move to Trash: Drag and drop the Sims 4 folder or application icon to the Trash bin in your Dock. Empty Trash: Right-click on the Trash bin icon and select “Empty Trash” from the context menu.

Congratulations! You have successfully uninstalled Sims 4 from your Mac. The game and its associated files are now completely removed from your system.

Troubleshooting:

If you encounter any issues during the uninstallation process or if some files remain after deleting them, try these additional steps:

  • 1. Remove Preferences: Open Finder, click on “Go” in the menu bar, hold down the Option key, and select “Library.”

    In the Library folder, locate and delete any folders related to Sims 4 or Origin preferences.

  • 2. Remove Caches: In Finder’s Library folder, navigate to “Caches” and delete any Sims 4 or Origin-related cache files.
  • 3. Restart Your Mac: Sometimes a restart can help clear any residual files or processes associated with Sims 4.

If you still experience issues after following these troubleshooting steps, consider reaching out to EA Support for further assistance.

That’s it! You have now successfully uninstalled Sims 4 from your Mac.

Whether you’re looking to reinstall the game or free up some disk space, you can now proceed with confidence. Happy gaming!

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