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How To Uninstall PyCharm on Mac

Uninstalling On Mac

Many Mac users use PyCharm to write and edit Python codes, but sometimes they don’t want to use it anymore to free up device storage or resolve app conflicts. Luckily, uninstalling this hybrid platform is straightforward, even for a newbie. 

Quick Answer

To uninstall PyCharm on Mac, launch it, and click “App Uninstaller” in the left pane. Click “Scan” and wait for all the apps to show up. Select “PyCharm” and its associated files/folders, and click “Clean”.

To simplify things, we took the time to write a comprehensive step-by-step guide on uninstalling PyCharm on Mac. We will also explore a few troubleshooting ways to fix PyCharm on your Mac computer.

Uninstalling PyCharm on Mac

If you don’t know how to uninstall PyCharm on Mac, our following 3 step-by-step methods will help you go through the entire process without much trouble.

Method #1: Uninstalling PyCharm With an App

The best way to uninstall PyCharm from your Mac computer is by using PowerMyMac app in the following way.

  1. Launch a browser, download, and open the PowerMyMac app. 
  2. Click “App Uninstaller”.
  3. Select “Scan” and wait for all the apps to load.
  4. Select “PyCharm” and all its associated data.
  5. Click “Clean” and wait for a few seconds until all the files are deleted.
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  6. Restart your Mac computer, and you’re done!

Method #2: Uninstalling PyCharm Manually

You can also uninstall PyCharm manually on your Mac and remove all the traces by doing these simple steps.

  1. Exit PyCharm on your computer along with the associated processes from the Activity Monitor
  2. Select “Applications” from the “Go” drop-down menu and move PyCharm to Trash.
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  3. Empty the Trash and open the Library folder from the “Go to Folder” sub-menu under “Go” at the top.
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  4. Type “~/Library”, click “Go”, and delete all PyCharm data under the “Library/Application Support”, “Library/Caches”, and “Library/Preferences subfolders.
  5. Empty the Trash again, restart your Mac, and you’re done!

Method #3: Using the Mac Computer Terminal

It is also possible to uninstall PyCharm manually using your Mac computer Terminal in the following way.

  1. Head to the Applications folder on your Mac and move PyCharm to Trash.
  2. Open Mac Terminal and type the ~/Library/ -iname “*pycharm*” command.
  3. Verify that you only see the PyCharm-related results
  4. Type the find ~/Library –iname “*pycharm*” –exec rm –r “{}” \; command to delete all the app’s associated IDE entries

Troubleshooting PyCharm on Mac

Sometimes, PyCharm fails to open, or you simply cannot edit and complete code. In such cases, you can troubleshoot these issues instead of uninstalling the application on your Mac with these fixes.  

Fix #1: Disabling the IdeaVim Plugin

If you cannot edit the code in PyCharm, disable the IdeaVim plugin on your Mac computer in the following way.

  1. Launch the PyCharm app.
  2. Click “PyCharm” in the menu bar.
  3. Select “Preferences”. 
  4. Click “Plugins”.
  5. Click the “IdeaVim” plugin to disable it.
  6. Select “Apply”.

Fix #2: Turning Off the Power Saving Mode

To make PyCharm work correctly, follow these steps to turn off its power-saving mode on your Mac computer.

  1. Click “File” on the main menu.
  2. Select “Power Save Mode” to disable it, and now the functionality of PyCharm will resume.

Fix #3: Enabling the Diagrams Plugin

It might be possible that you cannot find the “Profile” command in the Run menu, so to fix this issue, enable the Diagrams plugin with these steps.

  1. Launch PyCharm and select the “File” menu.
  2. Click “Settings”. 
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  3. Choose “Plugins”.
  4. Select “Installed”. 
  5. Enable the Diagrams plugin, and you’re done.

Also, the “Profile” command is only available in the PyCharm Professional edition, so if you use the Community or Educational edition, you will not find this option. 


In this guide, we’ve discussed uninstalling PyCharm on a Mac computer using an app, through the Terminal commands, and from the Applications folder.

Hopefully, your query is resolved, and you can now quickly remove this IDE for Python scripting language and get rid of its traces as well. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start a Python project in PyCharm?

If you are starting your first Python project, launch the PyCharm app on your Mac computer, click “New Project”, choose the location where you want to save the file, deselect the “Create a welcome script” box, and select “Create”.

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