How to Completely Uninstall Discord From Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS

Discord consumes plenty of storage space, especially if you are active on several Discord Servers. So, if you are running out of space, no longer want to use Discord, or want to take some time off from your gaming clan, here’s how to completely uninstall Discord from Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS.

How to Completely Uninstall Discord

But what happens when you uninstall Discord from a device? Well, only the app gets deleted (along with the cache and associated files). It doesn’t delete your Discord account. So, if you wish to come back, you can log in and continue from where you left off. Let’s now jump into the steps and methods to delete Discord from your devices. 

How to Completely Uninstall Discord From Windows

There are multiple ways to uninstall Discord from Windows. We will demonstrate the three best ways to do it, starting with the most common method. 

Note: We are running on a Windows 11 machine, however, the steps are going to remain the same for Windows 10 or lower.

1. Remove Discord Using Control Panel

The steps to uninstall Discord using the Control Panel are fairly simple to follow. These steps can be used to uninstall any apps from your Windows PC. This is undoubtedly the easiest way to uninstall Discord from Windows altogether. Let’s jump to the steps.

Step 1: Press the Windows key on your keyboard, type Control Panel, and click Open.

type Control Panel

Step 2: In the Control Panel, go to Programs.

go to Programs

Step 3: Navigate to ‘Programs and Features.’ 

Navigate to Programs and Features

Step 4: Under the ‘Uninstall or change a program,’ locate the Discord app and click Uninstall. 

locate the Discord app

There you go. You have successfully uninstalled Discord from your Windows PC. If you don’t want to do it through Control Panel, there’s another way. Jump to the following method.

2. How to Fully Remove Discord Using Installation Folder

This is the folder where the application and the related documents reside. The steps are straightforward. Follow along.

Step 1: Press the Windows key on your keyboard, type Run, and click Open.

Note: Alternatively, press ‘Windows key + R’ to open the Run command box.

type Run

Step 2: Type the following command in the textbox and press Enter.


Type the following command

Step 3: Locate the Discord folder, right-click it, and select Delete. 

Note: Alternatively, select Discord and press ‘Shift + Delete’ on your keyboard.

right-click on the folder and click Delete

Step 4: Now, open the Run command box again by pressing ‘Windows key + R.’

Open the Run command box again

Step 5: Type the command in the text box and click OK.


Type the command

Step 7: Locate the Discord folder, select it, and delete it using your keyboard.

Locate the Discord folder

This way, you have fully uninstalled Discord from your Windows PC. You may jump to the following method to explore another way to delete Discord from your Windows machine.

3. Use Registry Editor to Delete Discord

This method isn’t as straightforward as the above one, but the steps are relatively simple to follow and execute. 

As we will be using Registry Editor, we strongly advise you to back up the Windows Registry before proceeding with the steps below.

Step 1: Press the Windows key on your keyboard, type Registry Editor, and click ‘Run as administrator.’ 

Note: You can also press ‘Windows key + R’ to open the Run command box, type regedit.exe, and click OK to open Registry Editor.

type Registry Editor

In the prompt, select Yes.

Step 2: In the top address bar, enter the mentioned address.


enter the mentioned address

Step 3: Select the Discord folder, right-click on it, and click Delete.

Select the Discord folder

That’s it! You removed Discord from your Windows PC forever. If you are not running on Windows but on Mac, continue reading.

How to Completely Delete Discord from Mac

The steps to uninstall Discord from Mac are easy to follow. We have extensively covered different ways to delete apps from your Mac; you can also check that out. 

Make sure that Discord isn’t running in the background before you proceed to remove it from your Mac. Now, follow the below-mentioned steps.

Step 1: Open Finder from the Dock.

Open Finder

Step 2: From the side pane, go to the Applications folder.

go to the Applications folder

Step 3: Locate the Discord app you want to delete. Right-click on its icon and choose ‘Move to Bin.’

Locate the Discord app you want to delete

That’s about it. You have deleted Discord from your Mac. However, at times, the residual files of the applications stay on your Mac. So, follow the next few steps to remove the residual files of the app. 

Step 4: Click on the Go menu in the taskbar and select ‘Go to Folder.’

select Go to Folder

Step 5: You need to go over the below folders manually and delete all the related files from the app. 

  • ~/Library/Caches
  • ~/Library/Application Support

type the address locations

go over the folders below manually

With this, your Mac is completely clear of the Discord app you deleted. If you still need to install Discord on Mac and only run it on your Android device, move to the next method.

How to Remove Discord from Android

Uninstalling Discord from Android devices is simple; however, the steps may differ slightly from OEM to OEM. Nonetheless, on a broader level, things are identical. Follow the steps below.

Note: For this guide, we will use the OnePlus 7T running on Android 12.

Step 1: Open Settings and scroll down and tap on ‘Apps & notifications.’

Step 2: Tap on ‘See all apps,’ under ‘Recently Opened Apps.’

Step 3: Scroll down again and tap on Discord.

Step 4: Finally, click on Uninstall. A prompt will appear asking you to confirm your choice; tap OK. 

That’s it. You have successfully uninstalled the Discord app from your Android device. Now, if you have an iOS device on which you want to uninstall Discord, continue reading.

How to Uninstall Discord from iOS

Step 1: Go to Settings and tap on General.

Step 2: Scroll down and click on iPhone Storage, and from the list of apps, tap on Discord.

Step 3: Finally, tap on Delete App at the bottom. Now, tap on Delete App again in the prompt to confirm.

There you go. The Discord app has been removed from your iPhone. If you have more queries, check out the FAQ section below.

FAQs on Uninstalling Discord

1. Do deleted Discord users have #0000?

The # symbol is used to designate a user’s unique 4-digit Discord tag, which is assigned automatically by Discord. When a user deletes their Discord account permanently, their Discord tag is removed. So, no, deleted Discord users do not have #0000.

2. Why can’t I disable Discord on startup?

If you cannot disable Discord from starting automatically, there might be a glitch on your Windows system. It could also be because the system administrator could have disabled the option.

3. Where is the Discord file located?

The Discord file’s location depends on the operating system and how you installed it. However, if you haven’t changed the default installation settings: On Windows, the Discord application file will be located in the ‘C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\Discord’ directory. On macOS, the Discord application file will be located in the ‘/Applications/’ directory.

4. What data does Discord store?

Discord stores a variety of data on its servers. This includes user account information such as username, email address, user preferences, and other data related to the operation of the Discord service.

Take a Break From the Gaming Clan

So, this is how you can uninstall Discord across various devices and platforms completely. Once you delete the Discord app from your device, you are basically cleaning up the storage space for good. Additionally, you can also delete the Discord cache to free up some space without deleting the app.

Last updated on 14 December, 2022

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