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How to delete Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers, and for good reason. Yet if you've decided you don't like it and really don't want it on your system, you can always uninstall it. Doing so might seem like a tricky task, but it's actually quite easy to remove the browser from your system.

Here's how to delete Google Chrome.




5 minutes

What You Need

  • Desktop PC, laptop, or tablet with Windows 10 or 11, or MacOS

Removing Chrome from the Windows 10 Settings app.
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How to delete Google Chrome on Windows 10

Deleting Google Chrome on Windows 10 is as simple as visiting the Windows settings app. Find the browser in the list, and remove it from there. Here's how, step by step.

Step 1: First, quit Google Chrome. Then, open the Windows 10 Settings app with Windows Key and I on your keyboard. You can use this keyboard combination anywhere in the OS.

Step 2: Head to Apps in the settings app that opens up. Scroll down in the list.

Step 3: Choose Google Chrome and then click the gray Uninstall button. Click Uninstall once more.

Step 4: In the prompt that pops up, click Yes, and then provide your password if needed. You'll then get a prompt on the screen once again. Be sure to choose the blue Uninstall button, and Chrome will instantly be removed from your system.

Removing Google Chrome from the Windows 11 settings app.
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How to delete Google Chrome on Windows 11

Just like in Windows 10, removing Chrome in Windows 11 takes a few short steps. The process is relatively the same. Here's what you'll need to do.

Step 1: Close Google Chrome and hit the Windows Key and I on your keyboard to open up Windows 11's settings app. Once there, click on Apps in the sidebar to the left of your screen.

Step 2: Next, click Apps and Features and look for Google Chrome in the list. You might have to scroll down a bit.

Step 3: Click the three downward-facing dots next to Google Chrome, and then choose Uninstall. Confirm again with the Uninstall button once more.

Step 4: Agree to the pop-up prompt with Yes and enter your password if needed. Then, click the blue Uninstall button to end, and Chrome will be gone for good!

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How to delete Google Chrome in MacOS

Unlike in Windows 10 and Windows 11, deleting Google Chrome in MacOS is a lot easier. There's no settings menu involved. All you'll have to do is a simple drag and drop. Read on for more.

Step 1: First up, open up a Finder window. Finder is the icon at the bottom left of the dock at the bottom of your screen. It's a blue-and-white icon with a smiley face.

Step 2: Click to the Applications folder in your Finder. It's usually the second from the top in the sidebar of Finder. Look for Google Chrome in the list. If you can't find it, go to File and then click Find and then search for Chrome.

Step 3: Once you find Google Chrome in the list, click the icon and drag it down to the trash can at the right side of your dock. Chrome will be gone from your system.

If for any reason you're having trouble deleting Chrome, and our above methods do not work, then you might want to visit The page has detailed troubleshooters and methods to remove Chrome on other operating systems, as well as Windows and MacOS.

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