How to stop Messages being received on Mac


Apple did design iMessage to make it seamless across all your devices. This is why you can send and get iMessages from your iOS devices, and even Mac. But in fact, while many users enjoy getting text messages no matter Apple device they are using, others, especially the Mac users don’t actually appreciate this. They find that getting iMessages on Mac is just distracting. Thankfully, they can definitely stop this, and restrict iMessages to iPhone-only. In this post, we will show you how to stop getting iMessages on Mac.

Step 1: Launch the Messages app on your Mac.

Step 2: Choose Messages from the top bar and then click on Preferences.

Step 3: Now, you should be in the Accounts window. Here, click on your Apple ID on the left column.

Step 4: Uncheck the box for Enable this account.

Step 5: Click on the Sign Out button.

That’s it. You are all done. But note that stopping getting iMessages on Mac means that you will completely turn off sending and getting them on Mac. If you just wish to disable the constant notifications, and still wish to use Messages, simply do the following:

Step 1: First, you will need to open System Preferences… by clicking on the Apple icon in the Menu Bar of your desktop.

Step 2: Once you are in, choose the Notifications icon.

Step 3: Click on Messages in the left-hand pane.

Step 4: Under the Messages alert style section, click on None.

From now on, you will no longer get constant Notifications from the Messages app, but retain the ability to send and get them on your Mac when you wish to.

Also Read: How to receive your iPhone text Messages and iMessages on Mac

Anything we missed? Run into any trouble taking those above steps? Do let us know via the comments section below.

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