For some people using iMessage on Mac can be a convenience. But for others, it can be a distraction or privacy invasion. If you feel this way, you may want to know how 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
We’ll use two simple methods to turn off iMessage on your Mac:
Disable iMessage on your Mac
Disable iMessage on your phone
Method #1: Disable iMessage on your 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 through that account.
Method #2: Disable iMessage on your phone
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 the phone number you used when you set up your iPhone for the first time.