Macos – How to completely uninstall Android Studio on Mac

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I recently downloaded Android Studio on my Macbook Pro and I messed up with it every time I open it. It gives me plugin errors and several other errors. I need to uninstall it completely from my mac. I tried to delete it from my mac and then install it again as if you would do the first time, but it did nothing and now the same problems occur.

How can I manage to remove it completely and install a fresh one again?

Best Solution

Execute these commands in the terminal (excluding the lines with hashtags - they're comments):

# Deletes the Android Studio application
# Note that this may be different depending on what you named the application as, or whether you downloaded the preview version
rm -Rf /Applications/Android\ Studio.app
# Delete All Android Studio related preferences
# The asterisk here should target all folders/files beginning with the string before it
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/AndroidStudio*
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/Google/AndroidStudio*
# Deletes the Android Studio's plist file
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.google.android.*
# Deletes the Android Emulator's plist file
rm -Rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.android.*
# Deletes mainly plugins (or at least according to what mine (Edric) contains)
rm -Rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/AndroidStudio*
rm -Rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/AndroidStudio*
# Deletes all logs that Android Studio outputs
rm -Rf ~/Library/Logs/AndroidStudio*
rm -Rf ~/Library/Logs/Google/AndroidStudio*
# Deletes Android Studio's caches
rm -Rf ~/Library/Caches/AndroidStudio*
# Deletes older versions of Android Studio
rm -Rf ~/.AndroidStudio*

If you would like to delete all projects:

rm -Rf ~/AndroidStudioProjects

To remove gradle related files (caches & wrapper)

rm -Rf ~/.gradle

Use the below command to delete all Android Virtual Devices(AVDs) and keystores.

Note: This folder is used by other Android IDEs as well, so if you still using other IDE you may not want to delete this folder)

rm -Rf ~/.android

To delete Android SDK tools

rm -Rf ~/Library/Android*

Emulator Console Auth Token

rm -Rf ~/.emulator_console_auth_token

Thanks to those who commented/improved on this answer!


Notes

  1. The flags for rm are case-sensitive1 (as with most other commands), which means that the f flag must be in lower case. However, the r flag can also be capitalised.
  2. The flags for rm can be either combined together or separated. They don't have to be combined.

What the flags indicate

  1. The r flag indicates that the rm command should-

    attempt to remove the file hierarchy rooted in each file argument. - DESCRIPTION section on the manpage for rm (See man rm for more info)

  2. The f flag indicates that the rm command should-

    attempt to remove the files without prompting for confirmation, regardless of the file's permissions. - DESCRIPTION section on the manpage for rm (See man rm for more info)