Python is a commonly used open-source programming language that is both used by first-time and seasoned programmers with other similar languages. The dedicated Python app for Mac allows users to create concepts with fewer codes.

When it is time to remove Python from your Mac, you will discover that it is not a simple process. Sadly, some users find it difficult to uninstall Python Mac.


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A Close Look on Python

Python is a simple and flexible language used by developers to effectively solve problems when it comes to scripting, research programming, and rapid prototyping. It was developed back in the late 80s. At present, the support for Python is executed by a team of developers of the same institution.

It is important to note that Apple pre-installed Python 2.7 in the MAC OS X 10.8. If you are using the older variant of the Mac OS but downloaded the latest version from its official website, you must be cautious if you want to remove the program from your device.

Whether you are planning to install the latest version of Python on your Mac or removing it for good, you should take a close look at some of the methods you can use.

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How to Uninstall Python Mac Using iMyMac Mac Cleaner

If you want a hassle-free yet effective process to uninstall Python Mac, you should take a close look at iMyMac Mac Cleaner. This is a highly-efficient, all-around tool that not only cleans unwanted elements from your device but also optimizes its performance with a variety of tools.

A feature that makes iMyMac Mac Cleaner stand out from the rest is that it offers all the essential tools to keep your Mac optimized. Since you want to uninstall Python Mac, the “Uninstaller” is the tool that you will use to remove Python from your device.

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Let us start with the removal process of Python from your Mac using the “Uninstaller”:

·Step 1: Open the iMyMac Mac Cleaner

Open the iMyMac Mac Cleaner. In the main interface, you will see an overview of the system status of your Mac. You should click on the “Uninstaller” located on the left side.

Choose Uninstaller

·Step 2: Perform A Scan of Your Device

In the “Uninstaller” interface, start the scan by clicking on the “Scan” button. The circle on the left side of the interface shows the progress of the scanning process. After a scan is completed, you will see the specific storage space utilized by the applications installed in your device.

Perform A Scan of Your Device

·Step 3: Overview of the Applications

Click on the “View” button so that you will proceed to the page of the application. The other applications that are installed in your Mac are listed in the left column.

Overview of the Applications

·Step 4: Search for the application you want to remove (Python)

Check the list of applications to find the Python app. Another approach is to simply type the name of the app in the search bar on top. Click on Python to expand the folders or files under the app on the right side of the screen.

·Step 5: Choose the files/folders to remove

Select the folders or files that you want to remove under the Python app. You can click on “Select All” if you want to clean up all the files.

·Step 6: Removal process

Double check to ensure that all the files that you want to remove from Python are selected. Click on the “Clean” button at the right bottom side of the interface to finish this step.

·Step 7: Removal Complete

Click on “Confirm” to clean the Python application and wait for the removal process to be completed.

Removal Complete

How to Uninstall Python Mac Manually

If you are on the “techie” side or prefer to perform the removal process manually, there are methods that you can use to uninstall Python Mac.

Method 1: Removing the app from Launchpad

  • Open Launchpad and key in “Python” in the search box found on the upper part of the interface
  • Select and hold the Python icon that appears until it begins to shake
  • Select the “X” icon that manifests on the upper left corner of the Python icon and click on the “Delete” button in the confirmation dialog to start the removal process.
  • After clicking the “Delete” button, the process will start instantly and there is no need to empty the Trash.

Method 2: Uninstall Python 3 Manually

  • Step 1. The first step is to close the application and all running processes of Python in the background. Remember that this is a vital step to ensure safe deletion of the program.
  • Step 2. Open the “Activity Monitor” and check if some processes are still active. Click on the “X” button to close the Python processes.
  • Step 3: Open the “Application Folder” in Finder and move Python to the Trash. Make sure that you will remove the Python uninstall package entirely, not just separating the files.
  • Step 4: For the last step, find and remove all the service files that Python has created while you were using it. The service files are stored in the Library folder.

Some of the files that can be found in the Library’s subfolders include:

  • ~Library/Frameworks/Python.framework
  • ~/Library/Application Support/
  • ~/Library/Application Support/
  • ~/Library/Saved Application State/org.python.IDLE.savedState
  • ~/Library/Saved Application State/org.python.PythonLauncher.savedState

You might also find some hidden files in the User’s folder. You can see them all only if you make all your hidden files visible.

The process can be troublesome for most users since you must find all the service files of Python and move them all to the Trash.

Completely Removed Python

Method 3: Uninstall Python Mac using Terminal

For those who are acquainted with the Terminal app, you can utilize commands to uninstall Python Mac. With this approach, you should take note of these steps.

  • Step 1. Transfer Python to the Trash
  • Step 2. Open the Terminal application and key in this command in the window:

alexa$ sudo rm -rf /Applications/Python\ 3.6/

  • Step 3. Key in your administrator password to authorize the deletion.

This approach is not recommended to uninstall Python Mac if you are not familiar with the Terminal commands.

It's A Wrap

Now that you are familiar with the methods on how to uninstall Python Mac, you will find that the method involving iMyMac Mac Cleaner is an efficient approach.

The application not only makes the removal process of Python a breeze but also provides you with other useful features such as optimization and even better privacy for your Mac.

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