Some people find it convenient to use iMessage on Mac. But for others, it can be a distraction or privacy invasion. If you feel this way, and want to sign out of iMessage on Mac, this easy-to-follow guide will walk you through the steps.
How to sign out of iMessage on Mac
It’s a no-brainer to stop receiving iMessages from your Mac. There are two methods to configure this.
Method 1: Mac
Step 1 – Open Messages located on the dock of your MacBook. Or click on the search icon on the upper right-hand side of your screen, start typing “Messages” you should see the app appears in the “TOP HIT” results.
Step 2 – In the Messages menu bar, click on “Preferences”
Step 3 – Click the account you want to sign out in the left panel
Step 4 – Next to your Apple ID, on the right click on “Sign out”
A pop-up window will appear, click sign out again to confirm. By doing this it will disable the ability of your Mac to receive and send text messages.
Method 2: iPhone
Step 1 – Grab your iPhone and Tap “Settings”.
Step 2 – Then scroll down and tap on “Messages”.
Step 3 – Scroll down and tap on “Send and Receive”.
Step 4 – Under “You can be reached by iMessage at” section, you’ll see a list of email addresses and phone number you used when you set up your iPhone.
Your phone number is checked by default and also grayed out, so you cannot uncheck it. Just tap on any email addresses that are checked to disable them.
This will allow Messages to only communicate with your phone number. Your Mac will lose the ability to receive and send text messages.
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