The Apple-exclusive iMessage app is one of the most used instant messaging features across the world.
Regardless if you’re using your iPhone, MacBook, or Apple Watch, as long as you’re using the same Apple ID and iCloud, you’re all set to text whomever you want, and your text messages will appear on any other Apple device.
However, as useful as this feature might be, it’s sometimes inconvenient having anyone reading through your message threads on the family MacBook.
Hence, if you’re wondering how to sign out of iMessage on a MacBook, you’ve hit the jackpot.
The two things that can help you solve this issue, are either logging out of iMessage, or muting the iMessage app altogether, so the messages don’t annoy you. Whichever of these two is more suitable for you, you can find the solutions in the step-by-step processes down below.
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The steps are quite straightforward, and can easily be followed. Check them out:
Note: At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see your email accounts linked to your Apple ID, as well as your phone number. These are your iMessage accounts. Make sure to select all of them, otherwise you’ll keep receiving iMessages.
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If you don’t feel it’s absolutely necessary to completely log out of the iMessage app, but would rather just stop receiving the notifications, there’s a way to pull this off as well. You can either enable ‘Do Not Disturb’, or turn off the notifications for the Messages app specifically.
Follow these steps:
The ‘DND’ feature on Apple works across devices. To activate it, follow these steps:
The steps mentioned above will guide you through signing out of iMessage on MacBook, as well as how to mute them.