Fail to Remove Affinity Photo for Mac? Here’s a Solution


Have troubles in using Affinity Photo? Consider to uninstall Affinity Photo from your Mac? If you have no idea how to fully remove this app, this tutorial will help you out.

After testing Affinity Photo on our machine, we summarize three methods to uninstall Affinity Photo from Mac computer. You can choose to adopt one of the options below.

1.Uninstall Affinity Photo in Applications folder

Normally, the trash-to-delete method works for removing most third-party apps on all versions of macOS/Mac OS X. Here are the detailed steps to carry out the uninstall:

  • Open up Finder, and head to the /Applications folder from the sidebar
  • Locate and select Affinity Photo, drag its icon to the Trash in Dock, and drop it there (or right click on Affinity Photo and choose Move to Trash option)
  • Head to the Finder in the Menu Bar, and choose Empty Trash option

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Once you delete Affinity Photo in the Trash, this app is gone permanently from your Mac. Before that, you can still put it back to the Applications folder for use.

Note that if you cannot trash Affinity Photo, go to quit this app before the uninstall.

2.Uninstall Affinity Photo via the Launchpad

Affinity Photo can be downloaded and installed from the Mac App Store. If you’ve installed the App Store version, you can remove it through the Launchpad, like that:

  • Access to the Launchpad from Dock or by gesture shortcut
  • Locate Affinity Photo, then press and hold on the icon until it starts to jiggle
  • Click the X button that appears in the upper-left of the app icon
  • Click Delete in the pop-up dialog to execute the permanent removal

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Note that the uninstall is executed as long as you click the Delete button. To re-install Affinity Photo afterwards, you can download it again in the Mac App Store.

3. Uninstall Affinity Photo with Osx Uninstaller

What can you do if you encounter problems in uninstalling Affinity Photo by the manual way? Here’s a solution recommend for you: to run an automated, professional tool to fix the issues. In this part we test Osx Uninstaller and here are the result:

  • Download Osx Uninstaller from the homepage, and install it to the Mac
  • Launch Osx Uninstaller, and follow the prompted to complete the registration
  • Select Affinity Photo in the list, and click Run Analysis button to start scanning
  • Click Complete Uninstall, and then click Yes in the confirmation dialog

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Soon you will be prompted that Affinity Photo has been successfully removed from Mac. Then you can close Osx Uninstaller and reboot your Mac if necessary.

So that’s how you can uninstall Affinity Photo using three different approaches. Which option listed above is the most time-saving and efficient? Our conclusion is that using Osx Uninstaller saves much time and avoid troubles in that kind of tasks.

Why say so? If you remove Affinity Photo (or any other apps) by deleting it in Applications folder or through Launchpad, there is one issue you may be faced with: the Affinity Photo leftovers. In our test, some Affinity Photo components still remain in the hidden Library folder even though Affinity Photo has been removed.

To ensure a clean uninstall, here’s a little trick to hunt down Affinity Photo remnants:

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  1. In a Finder window, press and hold Option key
  2. Click the Go menu on the top bar, and choose Library
  3. Once the Library folder opens, click the Search in the upper right corner
  4. Type Affinity Photo (or Serif) in the search bar, and click Library below
  5. Control-select the files and folder whose names contain the keyword
  6. Right click on any of them, and choose Move to Trash

Manually deleting app vestiges requires a little more time and may involve some risk of mistakenly deleting other app files, while using Osx Uninstaller to take over the uninstall task will free you from performing those laborious, repetitive works.


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