How to Uninstall Steam on Mac
Are you looking to uninstall Steam from your Mac? Whether you’re switching to a different gaming platform or just need to free up some space, removing Steam from your Mac is a straightforward process. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps to uninstall Steam and all its associated files.
Step 1: Quit Steam
The first thing you need to do is make sure that Steam is not running on your Mac. To do this, simply close the application. You can either click on the “Steam” menu in the top left corner of your screen and select “Quit Steam,” or you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + Q.
Step 2: Delete the Application
To remove Steam from your Mac, you need to delete the application itself. Follow these steps:
- Open Finder by clicking on its icon in the dock.
- In the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on “Go” and then select “Applications.
- Locate the “Steam” application in the Applications folder.
- Drag and drop the “Steam” application into the Trash bin located at the end of your dock.
Note: Deleting an application by dragging it into Trash only removes it from your Applications folder. Some associated files may still remain on your Mac.
Step 3: Delete Associated Files
To ensure a complete uninstallation of Steam, you’ll need to delete its associated files. Here’s how:
- In Finder, click on “Go” in the menu bar and select “Go to Folder.
- Type in ~/Library/Application Support/ and click on “Go. “
- Locate the “Steam” folder and drag it to the Trash bin.
Note: The “~” represents your Home folder. If you’re unable to find the Library folder, it may be hidden.
To access it, hold down the Option key while clicking on the “Go” menu in Finder and select “Library. “
Step 4: Empty Trash
To permanently delete Steam and its associated files from your Mac, you need to empty the Trash bin. Here’s what you need to do:
- Right-click on the Trash bin icon in your dock.
- Select “Empty Trash” from the context menu.
- Click on “Empty Trash” again when prompted to confirm.
Step 5: Restart Your Mac
Restarting your Mac is not mandatory, but it can help ensure that all remaining traces of Steam are removed from your system. To restart your Mac, click on the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen and select “Restart.”
Congratulations! You have successfully uninstalled Steam from your Mac.
By following these steps, you should have removed both the application itself and all associated files. Remember that uninstalling Steam will also delete any games or data associated with it, so make sure to back up any important files before proceeding with these steps.
We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any further questions or need assistance with any other topic, feel free to check out our other tutorials or reach out to us.