BlueStacks is an Android emulator that allows users to run mobile apps on desktop or laptop computers. You can either download games through BlueStacks, or sync the apps via the BlueStacks Android app on your mobile device. The latest version for Mac is 0.9.30.423902 and it can run on Mac OS X 10.6 or later (Intel with 64-bit processor only). Compared with the version for Windows, BlueStacks App Player for Mac does not receive many updates, and there are still a few bugs in the software.
If you are dissatisfied with the performance and would like to remove BlueStacks from your Mac, what steps will you take to carry out a proper uninstallation? We noticed that some users expressed their frustration on the Internet when trying to uninstall BlueStacks for Mac. So this post is about to show how you can effectively get rid of the unwanted app and clear out all its traces by multiple approaches.
First of all, do the following preparations before uninstalling BlueStacks:
Prior to the standard uninstall, don’t forget to quit this app first. To quit BlueStacks, head to the Menu bar, click the app icon and choose Quit from the drop-down menu (or you can right click on the app icon in Dock and choose Quit).
If BlueStacks stays in Dock, right click on it and choose Options > Remove from Dock.
Besides, if you have opened the BlueStacks App Player disk image, you need to reject it by clicking the inverted triangle icon next to the file in Finder’s sidebar, or by right clicking on the icon on desktop and choose Eject BlueStacks App Player.
Now, here are the regular steps to remove BlueStacks from Applications folder:
- 1.Click Finder in Dock, and click Applications in the sidebar to open up the folder.
- 2.Search for BlueStacks, then right click on it and choose Move to Trash. Or you can select the app icon, then head to File menu and choose Move to Trash option.
- 3.Wait a few seconds and when the following uninstall prompt shows up, choose Delete button to purge your user data, or Preserve button to keep them if you want to.
- 4.Click OK to exit when prompted that BlueStacks has been completely uninstalled.
Then continue to delete invalid BlueStacks items in (~)Library folder(s)：
- 5.In a Finder window, head to the Go menu and choose Go to Folder.
- 6.Type /Library in the box that appears, and hit Enter/Return key to open it up.
- 7.Type BlueStacks in the Search for: box, and click Library button below.
- 8.Identify the items whose name contains BlueStacks, and move them to the Trash.
- 9.Repeat the same steps to delete related items in the ~Library folder.
- 10.Head to Finder menu and choose Empty Trash to delete leftovers permanently.
Still see BlueStacks traces appearing after the standard removal? Desired to apply a more simpler way to get rid of unneeded apps on Mac? See the video clip below.
In this demonstration, BlueStacks is removed from Mac by a dedicated uninstall tool. We have tested the utility and it seems to complete the uninstallation of BlueStacks in a decent way. If you cannot remove BlueStacks manually, just try this handy tool.
To get more details about uninstalling BlueStacks 0.9.30 for Mac, see this page.