How to Uninstall the Self-Hosted UniFi Network Server

This article provides instructions on how to uninstall the Self-Hosted Network Server from Debian-based Linux, Windows, and macOS. Remember to create a backup before uninstalling or resetting your device.

Debian-Based Linux (Debian, Mint, Ubuntu, etc.)

The easiest way to uninstall the Self-Hosted Network Server is through a purge command in the terminal.

  1. Open terminal or SSH in the machine running the Network application.
  2. Use the following command:
    sudo dpkg -P unifi
  3. Reboot to take care of any residual files. 

Windows

Depending on the Windows OS type (win10/server), exact navigation may vary.

  1. Open Add or Remove Programs in Windows settings.
  2. Find the item named "Ubiquiti UniFi (remove only)."
  3. Select Uninstall and follow the prompts.
  4. Reboot to take care of any residual files. 

macOS

  1. Delete the UniFi Network application from the Applications section.
  2. Delete the folder: ~/Library/Application Support/UniFi/
    1. You can get to this folder as follows:
      1. Option 1: Click option+Go in Finder's top menu bar to access Library. From there navigate to Application Support > UniFi.
      2. Option 2: /Applications/UniFi.app/Contents/Resources.
  3. Reboot to take care of any residual files.  

Note: Do not double click on UniFi.app, as it will launch the application, instead, Right Click > Show Package Contents.

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