How to uninstall pip Python packages


Have you installed a Python module/package using the pip command and wondering how you can remove the package, well here is how you can do that,

Uninstalling/Removing Python packages/modules using pip command

  1. Open Terminal if using macOS or Command Prompt (CMD) if using Windows,
  2. Say you want to delete requests module, type pip install requests
  3. You may see a set to confirm: Proceed (y/n)? press y and enter.
  4. Thats it! the python package is removed!

Syntax: pip uninstall package-name

Example:
C:\Users> pip uninstall requests

Found existing installation: requests 2.24.0
Uninstalling requests-2.24.0:
  Would remove:
    c:\users\c2c\appdata\local\packages\
    pythonsoftwarefoundation.python.3.8_qbz5n2kfra8p0\
    localcache\local-packages\python38\site-packages\requests-2.24.0.dist-info\*

    c:\users\c2c\appdata\local\packages\
    pythonsoftwarefoundation.python.3.8_qbz5n2kfra8p0\
    localcache\local-packages\python38\site-packages\requests\*
Proceed (y/n)? y

Successfully uninstalled requests-2.24.0

Let's validate, try running the command again, you should see something like this,

C:\Users>pip uninstall requests
WARNING: Skipping requests as it is not installed.