How to Uninstall Google Chrome


This wikiHow teaches you how to uninstall the Google Chrome web browser from your computer or smartphone. If you're using an Android, you usually can't uninstall Google Chrome due to Chrome being the default browser; however, you can disable Chrome to hide it from your Android's App Drawer.

Part 1
On Windows

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Windows will fail to uninstall a program if it is currently running; closing Chrome will prevent this problem from occurring.

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Click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

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Click the gear-shaped Settings icon in the bottom-left corner of the Start window. This will open the Settings window.

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It's in the Settings window.

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You'll find Google Chrome in the "G" section of the list of currently installed apps. If you don't see Chrome here, make sure you're sorting by name by clicking the "Sort by" option and then clicking Name.

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You'll click Uninstall once under Google Chrome's name, then you'll click it again when it pops up above Google Chrome's name.

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This will allow Google Chrome to run its uninstaller.

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Doing so will prompt Google Chrome to uninstall. You may also want to have Chrome delete your browsing history by checking the "Also delete your browsing data?" box. If you see an error asking you to close Chrome, skip to the last step of this method and then try uninstalling Chrome again.

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If you're receiving errors saying that Google Chrome is still running even though you've closed all of its windows, do the following before attempting to uninstall Google Chrome: Press Ctrl+⇧ Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager. Click the Processes tab. Click Google Chrome in the main window. Click End task in the bottom-right corner of the Task Manager.

Part 2
On Mac

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Hold down Control while clicking the Google Chrome app icon in your Mac's Dock, then click Quit in the resulting pop-up window. If Google Chrome is already closed, you won't see Quit in the menu. You may need to confirm this decision.

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Click the Finder app icon, which resembles a blue face, in the Dock.

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It's a menu item at the top of your Mac's screen. A drop-down menu will appear.

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You'll find this option in the drop-down menu. Doing so opens a list of your Mac's installed applications.

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Google Chrome is the red, green, yellow, and blue app here, though you may have to scroll down to find it.

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Click and drag the Chrome app icon onto the Trash icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen, then release it there. This will remove Chrome from your Mac. If you receive an error telling you that Chrome is running, skip ahead to the next step before you try uninstalling Chrome again.

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If you're receiving errors that say Chrome is running even though you've closed it, do the following before attempting to uninstall Google Chrome:[1] Press ⌥ Option+⌘ Command+Esc at the same time. Select Google Chrome in the pop-up window. Click Force Quit in the bottom-right corner of the pop-up window. Click Force Quit when prompted.

Part 3
On iPhone

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It's white with a yellow, green, red, and blue sphere on it.

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After a second, its app icon will begin wiggling.

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It's in the top-left corner of the Google Chrome app.

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It's a red button on the right side of the pop-up window. Doing so will remove Chrome from your iPhone. This process will also work on an iPad or iPod touch.

Part 4
On Android

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Swipe down from the top of your Android's screen, then tap the gear-shaped "Settings" icon in the top-right corner of the resulting drop-down menu. On some Androids, you must use two fingers to swipe down.

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It's in the Settings menu. Doing so opens a list of your Android's installed apps.

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Scroll down until you find the red, yellow, green, and blue sphere-shaped Chrome app icon, then tap it.

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This option is below the "Google Chrome" heading at the top of the screen. If you instead see DISABLE here, Chrome cannot be uninstalled from your Android. To disable and hide Chrome, tap DISABLE and then tap DISABLE when prompted.

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Doing so will uninstall Chrome from your Android.