You had probably received an iMessage on your Mac if you own an iPhone. And now probably you’re wondering how the heck I can turn this feature off, because it bothers you, interferes with the work, interrupt you in the middle of a project or is just an annoying feature. Well, you’ve found the right article. In this article, we will explain how you can stop iMessages notifying you just with a simple step of turning the messages feature off on your Mac. Read the following on how you can put out of action and turn off messages on Mac.

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One thing that Apple thrives on is to inter-connect all their devices together for a seamless experience for their customers. But sometime it just gets annoying and interfere with the seamlessness. Apple connects all your device through your Apple ID. So therefore, whenever you are logged into your Mac, you are going to send and receive messages.

All of this action is done over the internet, you would only be able to receive messages on a Mac if it is connected online through landline or WiFi. Don’t get me wrong it is a great feature for someone who just want to focus on one device and do not want to pick up the iPhone to reply, it saves a lot of time; but in some cases you just don’t want to read any message and really want to concentrate on your work undisturbed. Follow the steps below to turn off messages on Mac OS:

4 Steps to Turn Off Messages on Mac OS

Step 1: Open your Messages app on the Mac.

Step 2: Then, click the top bar on the Messages and select the Preferences option.

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Image on how to turn off messages on Mac OS

Step 3: After that, a screen will pop up it is the Accounts window, Now you can select the Apple ID from the left column.

Step 4: Then from the box uncheck the ‘Enable this Account’ or you can simply sign out from the account.

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Last step to Turn Off iMessage on Mac OS

And voila, you have just turned off message on Mac. But whenever you deem necessary to use your iMessage on the Mac system later, just check the ‘Enable this Account’ box and you would be able to receive the messages. If you have signed out then you just need to go back to the Preferences tab -> Accounts and sign in again to get the iMessages working again.

Hope this article has helped you to resolve this issue. Please share this to help people who wants to turn off this iMessages feature but can’t seem to find the solution.

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.