2 ways to completely remove Origin from Mac

In this blog, we will explain how to completely remove Orgir from Mac.

Origin, developed by EA, is a platform where you can download and play games. It is available on multiple devices including PC, Mac, Xbox, PS, Android and iOS. After nearly 2 years of beta testing, EA finally launched its new PC client, the EA App, on October 7th. But unfortunately this new app is not available for Mac users.

If you want to remove Origin from your Mac, read this blog and you will find 2 methods.

2 ways to completely remove Origin from Mac

How to manually remove Origin from Mac

Any apps you’ve installed on your Mac, including Origin, can be easily uninstalled using the Finder. Just follow these steps:

1. Quit Origin

If your Origin is running in the background, it is recommended that you exit it. Otherwise, you won’t be able to uninstall it successfully.

To exit Origin, right-click its icon in the Dock and select Exit. Not sure which process it’s using? Check with Activity Monitor, then stop all Origin-related processes.

Quit Origin on Mac

2. Uninstall the Origin Client

  1. Open Finder.
  2. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar, locate Origin, and move it to the Trash.
Manually uninstall Origin from your Mac using the Finder
  1. Click the Go menu in Finder and select Go to Folder,

  2. Paste each of the following lines one by one into the search box and click Return.

    • ~/Library/Preferences/com.ea.Origin.plist
    • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.ea.origin.WebHelper.plist
    • ~/Library/Caches/Root
    • ~/Library/Application Support/Origin
    • ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.ea.Origin.savedState
    • /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.ea.origin.ESHelper.plist
    • /Library/Application Support/Origin
  3. Move files associated with Origin and empty your Trash.

Remove files related to Origin on Mac

How to quickly uninstall Origin on Mac

As you can see, the above method takes some time and is a bit difficult for new Mac users. If you want to remove Origin from your Mac quickly, try BuhoCleaner, a cleaner designed for Mac users. It allows you to completely remove Origin and other unwanted apps with one click. In addition, it helps to delete duplicate files, clean caches and logs, analyze disk space and more.

Here’s how to remove Origin from Mac using BuhoCleaner:

  1. Download, install and launch BuhoCleaner.
  2. Click “Remove App” and you will find all the apps installed on your Mac.
  3. Find and select the root and click the Delete button in the lower right corner.
Quickly uninstall Origin on Mac with BuhoCleaner

That’s all. Which road do you like to test?

We hope you can successfully remove the Origin client from your Mac. Here are some other questions you might want to know.

Frequently asked questions

  1. What happens if I uninstall the Origin Client?

    If you uninstall the Origin client from your Mac, you won’t be able to play any games or downloads until you reinstall it.

  2. How to clear Origin cache on Mac?

    If you are experiencing a problem with your game, the trick to fix it is to clear the cache on your Mac. Here:

    1. Press Shift + Command + G on your desktop.
    2. In the empty box, go to /Library/Application Support/Set Original, then click Return.
    3. Find the folder called DownloadCache, drag it to the Trash and empty your Trash.
  3. How to delete an Origin (EA) account?

    You may also want to delete your Origin account, also known as an EA account. But you can’t do it yourself. If you wish to deactivate or permanently delete your EA account, you will need to speak with one of EA’s advisors. Follow this guide for more steps.

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