How to Disable iMessage on Your Mac

  Matt Cone       December 9, 2021      Tutorials Mac

iMessage is Apple’s end-to-end encrypted instant messaging service that you can use to send text messages, photos, and more to other people who own Apple devices. If you don’t want to use iMessage on your Mac, you can disable it.

iMessage on iPhone

Disabling iMessage will prevent you from sending and receiving iMessages on your Mac. Here’s how to disable iMessage on your Mac:

  1. Open the Messages application on your Mac.

  2. From the Messages menu, select Preferences. The window shown below appears.

    Disable iMessage on a Mac

  3. Deselect the Enable Messages in iCloud checkbox and then click the Sign Out button.

iMessage has been disabled on your Mac. If you ever want to enable iMessage again in the future, just sign into iCloud in the Messages application and select the Enable Messages in iCloud checkbox.

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