How to uninstall LogMeIn on Mac
If you’ve ever had cause to access a computer remotely from your Mac and use it as if you were sitting in front of it, you may well have LogMeIn installed on your Mac. Or you may have inherited a Mac with LogMeIn installed on it. If that’s the case, and you no longer want it, you should uninstall it to free up space and avoid possible conflicts with other software on your Mac. In this article, we’ll show you how to do that.
What is LogMeIn?
LogMeIn is a tool that allows you to remotely access a computer in one location from a computer or mobile device in another location. To work, it needs to have LogMeIn software installed and configured on both the computer that’s being accessed and the device that wants to connect to it.
Once connected, you can use the remote computer as if you were sitting in front of it. Even if you’re using, say, an iPad to connect to a remote desktop computer, you can operate it, move the mouse pointer and select from menus as if you were in front of it. You can run applications on the remote machine, as well as print documents to a printer it’s connected to, and copy files between the remote machine and the device you’re using.
It doesn’t matter whether the remote computer is in the next room or on the other side of the world, as long as it’s connected to the internet. It also doesn’t matter whether it’s running Mac or Windows, you can use both from your Mac or iOS device.
One of the benefits of LogMeIn compared with, say Microsoft Teams, which also allows you to take control of a remote computer, is that LogMeIn doesn’t require there to be another person sitting in front of the computer to give you permission to access it. If the computer you want to access from your Mac is a Windows PC, it doesn’t even need to be powered on, you can do that from LogMeIn.
How to remove LogMeIn
LogMeIn, whether it’s the client that allows you to access a remote computer, or the server that allows your computer to be accessed remotely, places lots of files in different places. For that reason, it’s a good idea to use a dedicated uninstaller to remove it. However, if you’d rather remove it manually, this is how to do it.
How to uninstall LogMeIn manually
Firstly, you need to make sure LogMeIn isn’t running. Look for it in the Dock, and if it’s there with a dot underneath, click on it and Quit it. Next, make sure there are no processes running in the background.
- Go to Applications > Utilities and launch Activity Monitor.
- Search for LogMeIn.
- If you see any running processes with that name, select them and press Quit Process.
- Go to your Applications folder, look for the LogMeIn application and drag it to the Trash, then empty the Trash.
- Next, in the Finder, select the Go menu and choose Go to Folder. Paste each of the locations below, one at a time, into the box and remove the LogMeIn files in the respective folders by dragging them to the Trash.
~/Library/Saved Application State/
Now, empty the Trash.
How to remove LogMeIn automatically
If that seems like a long complicated process, the automatic method is much easier. It doesn’t leave behind any leftovers from LogMeIn’s associated files.
You can use any third-party app cleaner of your choice. In our case, we’ll use CleanMyMac X because it has a free version and this application is actually notarized by Apple.
- Download the free version and install CleanMyMac X.
- Choose the Uninstaller module.
- Locate LogMeIn in the list of apps.
- Select it and press Uninstall.
The free version removes 500 MB for free, which is well enough to completely delete LogMeIn.
That’s it, that’s all you need to do to remove all the files LogMeIn installed on your Mac.
You can also use CleanMyMac X to clear out the cache of DNS entries stored on your Mac, which may improve network performance, and to tidy up any privacy issues left behind when you uninstall applications.
LogMeIn is remote access software that allows a Mac or PC to be controlled from any computer or device connected to the Internet. It can be very useful for working remotely, especially if you need to run applications on a remote computer. However, if you no longer need it, you should uninstall it following the steps above.