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How to uninstall The Sims 4 on a Mac

Uninstalling The Sims 4 on a Mac is really easy because of Origin.

Firstly open Origin and click on Games Library. Then navigate to The Sims 4, right click (or hold down CTRL and click) on the game and select Uninstallsims-4-uninstall
Yep, it really is that easy. You’ll get a warning window asking if you’re sure you want to uninstall everything, just click Uninstall: origin-warning


This will get rid of all your user data too so if you want to keep your saves and settings for a future install make sure you drag your user data folder onto your desktop before uninstalling. You can find the folder by navigating to Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4.

If you’re having problems with the game and Origin then you may need to completely uninstall Origin too. This is a bit more complicated as you have to search for the files to delete manually. You can find full instructions on cleanly uninstalling Origin here.

If your game isn’t behaving properly it’s always worth trying to repair the game before uninstalling it. You can select Repair Game instead of Uninstall from the drop down menu when you right click on the game.

And finally, if your game is not even uninstalling properly, your best bet is to uninstall Origin and start again.

15 thoughts on “How to uninstall The Sims 4 on a Mac

  1. Hi

    Sorry BluebellFlora, I gonna explain: I have a account but I can’t use the gallery, so I want to make a new account so I can use the gallery. Or do you know how to use the gallery? By my it called the library and you can’t see what other sims had create. Do you know something for that issue?

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  2. J

    If I unistall my sims 4 game will Origin delete it? Or will it still be there under ‘my games’ and be there until I decide to re download it again?


  3. Jan

    Thank you so much for making it easier for someone who is not very computer savvy to understand. I always look for your posts when I have issues.


  4. HMF

    Is there a way to manually uninstall the Sims 4 from a mac? I tried to delete it ages ago but I don’t think I did it correctly. I just deleted the program and obvious associate files. Now my computer is alway full and I have a feeling that’s why.


    1. BluebellFlora Post author

      Did you delete the Sims 4 folder from Documents > Electronic Arts? It won’t be taking up a huge amount of space though so maybe it’s other stuff on your Mac which is taking up space. Click on the Apple icon then About this Mac then Storage (depending on which version of OS X you are using), you will be able to see what’s taking up space.


  5. Leticia Egea Hinton

    Hello I am trying to delete Sims 4 from my MAC computer the instructions say that I can right click when I do that I go to screen to play game no uninstall. I pressed on control and clicked and the list does not include all options. In fact I have a short list which does not include uninstall



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