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How to sign out of iMessage on Mac?

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One of the easiest ways to communicate with your peers using Apple devices is iMessage. However, while it proves convenient for some users, others may find it a source of distraction. If you belong to the latter category, read the article to find methods to sign out of iMessage.

Here we have covered the following guides to help you sign out of iMessage on Mac, including some bonus tips to work around the issue.

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How to sign out off iMessage on Mac?

To sign out of iMessage on your MacBook, follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Open iMessage from the dock or start writing “iMessage” on the search bar, located at the top right of the screen.

Step 2: Click on Messages, then select Preferences.

Step 3: Click on iMessage. If you have multiple Apple IDs signed in on the left-hand side of the screen, click on the account you want to sign out of.

Step 4: Click on Sign Out located next to your Apple ID.

Step 5: A pop-up window will appear. Confirm the action by clicking on Sign Out again.

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How to sign out off iMessage on iPhone?

You can also disable iMessage using your iPhone. Follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Open Settings on your iPhone. Scroll down and select Messages.
  • Tap on Send & Receive.
  • Under the heading You Can Receive iMessage To And Reply From, you will see the registered Apple IDs and a phone number. Tap on the Apple ID you want to disable.

By unchecking the Apple ID, you will only be able to send and receive messages through your iPhone. Your MacBook will lose its ability to communicate through text messages.

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How to turn off notifications on iMessage?

If you do not want to get disturbed by iMessage notifications on your Mac, follow the steps given below to turn off all the notifications on the application.

Step 1: Click on the Apple icon and select System Preferences from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Click on Notifications.

Step 3: Select Messages from the side panel. Slide Allow Notifications From Messages toggle to the left to disable it.

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