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Whether you’re switching devices, selling your Mac, or want to get rid of distracting message notifications, signing out of iMessage offers you control and peace of mind. In this guide, I’ll take you through the easy steps on how to log out of iMessage on Mac.
How to Sign out of iMessage on Mac
- Launch the Spotlight Search (cmd + Space Bar).
- Search and open Messages on your Mac.
- Click Messages in the menu bar → Head to Settings.
- Go to the iMessage section → Ensure to be on the Settings tab.
- Click the Sign Out button next to your Apple ID.
How to turn off iMessage notifications on Mac
You may get rid of message notifications without logging out of iMessage on your Mac. Follow the steps below to stop getting notifications from the app.
- Navigate to the Apple logo () in the menu bar → Choose System Settings.
- Select Notifications → Scroll down and click Messages.
- Toggle off Allow notifications.
If you don’t want to go through all this hassle, enable the Do Not Disturb mode on your Mac.
Manage iMessage notifications on Mac
- Open Spotlight Search (cmd + Space Bar).
- Search and open the Messages app.
- Click Messages in the menu bar → Select Settings.
- Go to the General tab.
- Disable the below-mentioned settings under Applications.
- Notify me about messages from unknown contacts
- Notify me when my name is mentioned
Yes, you can log out of iMessage on your Mac without changing anything on your iMessage accounts on other devices logged in with the same Apple ID.
No, your message history won’t be deleted if you log out of iMessage on your Mac. You’ll still find your messages on other devices where you use the same Apple ID.
Yes, you can log back into iMessage on your Mac even if you’ve previously signed out.
After signing out of iMessage on your Mac, you won’t get notifications or alerts for new iMessages on that device until you sign back in.
To disconnect messaging from your Mac, open Messages → Click Messages in the menu bar → Settings → Go to the iMessage tab → Settings tab → Uncheck your phone numbers and email addresses.
I hope the method outlined above assisted you in smoothly disconnecting your iMessage account from your Mac and limiting illegal access to your messages and personal information. Let me know in the comments why you decided to remove iMessage from your Mac.
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