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How To Turn Off iMessages on Your Mac

Hello, dear friends and fans. Hope you all would be fine and having a great time. I am your very own Steve Sadiq with the ultimate Apple solutions. Today I am going to discuss with you a very important article that is linked to our everyday life. We all communicate more than half of the day. Messaging is part and parcel of our daily life. But what about distractions they cause during the work. Just imagine for a second that you came to work and as you open your Mac you see 10-20 messages on it. I’ll discuss with you, how to  Turn off iMessage on Mac? I have discussed in this article different methods. These methods will definitely help you to disable iMessage on your Macbook.

how to turn off imessage on mac

iMessage search in Google

Apple has always been in the habit of making such products which are sophisticated, user-friendly, provide diverse functions. These features cover a diverse age group. From youngsters, college and university people to the people of the corporate world. Apple products, Mac, iPhone, Ipad, Watch and are for people of all group and gender. One such feature is iMessage of iPhone.

Just imagine that using a simple messaging service, you can use, media, files, docs to your friends. Searching in the Google console, you can find that the monthly search volume of iMessage is more than 3 million / month. This shows that iMessage is One of the best messaging service preferred by most of the apple users.

The reason behind using iMessage is that it is very easy to use. One thing about iMessage that people don’t feel comfortable that iMessage can only be sent on Apple devices. The thing which makes iMessage special is that you can use iMessage on Apple computers. Through iMessage platform, your phone number, email id gets linked to the apple servers.

How to Turn off iMessage on Mac

While doing research for the article and during the data collection process, I have come to know seen some guys reporting about the iMessaging. Some people complain about the iMessage. A common issue while people face while using the iMessage is that the iMessage is not delivered to the receiver. As you all know that when a sender sends a msg, iMessage shows delivered to the sender.

With this indication, the sender gets satisfied that the message is delivered to the receiver but actually this doesn’t happen. Such activities lead to the miscommunication making it really risky to use iMessage. So, if you are in the corporate world, be very careful while using iMessage. In such a scenario, it is better to turn off iMessage on Mac.

If you don’t know how to disable iMessage on Mac, don’t worry!

I am sharing the step by step guide with you guys. You just need to follow every single step carefully and you are on the go.

iMessage users reported that whenever they send a message from one iPhone to another.  The responses from other iPhone keep coming to their Macbook and do not appear on their iPhone, even when they have iMessages closed. It is really frustrating for everyone to fix this so you must be wondering “Is it possible to Turn off iMessage on MacBook?

If yes then “How to turn off iMessage on MacBook?. In this article, I have covered all your queries related to iMessage as well as I will teach you easiest method to turn off iMessage on your MacBook.

Step By Step Guide 

Please follow my step by step guide to disable the iMessging on your Macbook.

How to turn off  iMessage on Mac

You can turn off iMessage on your Mac by 2 methods.

These 2 Methods are

  1. Sign Out of iCloud – This will turn iMessage on Mac
  2. Deactivate iMessaging on Mac.

Sign Out of iCloud – This will turn iMessage on Mac

The 1st method is to turn off iMessaging permanently. This is really very simple and you do easily do it in 5 simple steps. You just have to log out of the iCloud. This will only affect the messages app and won’t stop you, for example, using iCloud driver photos with iCloud. Effectively, it deregisters messages from your account.

5 simple steps to do that.

  1. Turn off iMessage on Mac by signing out from i-cloud
  2. Launch Messages.
    Click Preferences in the Messages menu.
  3. Choose the account you want to sign out of in the left-hand window.
  4. Press Sign out next to your Apple ID.
  5. In the pop-up window that appears, confirm by clicking Sign Out.

how to turnoff imessage on mac

Don’t worry at all. I have kept all the options in my mind. You must be thinking, now what? Yes, if you later want to use iMessage on Mac. You can do it easily.

What you have to do is,

  • Go to Messages
  • Preferences
  • Clicking the ‘+’ at the bottom of the Accounts pane, 
  • Log in with your Apple ID and password.

If you have two-factor authentication turned on, you may need to type in the passcode sent to your trusted device.

Deactivate iMessaging on Mac.

There is another option, if you want to be able to send messages from your MacBook but don’t want incoming message notifications then you can turn them off.

  1. Turn off iMessage by deactivating it on MacBook
  2. Launch the Message app on your Mac device.
  3. In the messages menu, click Preferences.
  4. In the left-hand pane, click on the account you want to turn off.
  5. Uncheck the box next to Enable this account

how to turnoff imessage on mac

The above steps will stop you from receiving messages from showing up on your Mac and if you want to turn them back on, all you have to do is check that box again.

How to turn off  iMessage Notifications 

  1. Click on the Apple menu and choose System Preferences.
  2. Choose the Notifications pane.
  3. Click on Messages in the left-hand sidebar.
  4. Click ‘None’ and uncheck all the tick boxes.

how to turnoff imessage on mac

Now, you’ll still be able to send and receive messages, but won’t be pestered by annoying alerts.

If you want to disable iMessage on your Mac because you’re selling it or giving it away, you’ll need to sign out of iCloud altogether, in addition to signing out of Messages.

  1. Click on the Apple menu and choose System Preferences.
  2. Click on iCloud.
  3. At the bottom left-hand corner of the window, click Sign Out.

Concluding Thoughts

I fully hope that you must have like my today’s article regarding, How to turn off iMessage on Mac. I have shared with you 2 easy methods. By using these easy methods, you can easily turn off iMessage on your Macbook. These 2 simple methods are,

  1. Sign Out of iCloud – This will turn iMessage on Mac
  2. Deactivate iMessaging on Mac.

I have shared the step by step guide of each method. You can easily follow that and turn off iMessage on your Mac. Do share your thoughts with me. How useful this article was for you. Did it solved your problem or not. Like always I’ll be waiting desperately for your feedback.

In case you don’t understand anything, you can ask me directly and I’ll guide you. Comment in the section your views about this article. This is Steve Sadiq signing out for now. Take good care of yourself. I’ll see you in the next article.

Stay Blessed.

Peace 🙂


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