[GUIDE] : How to turn off iMessage on Mac? Part two
It is prudent to disable it from your Mac so that you can use iMessage resources on your iOS device. You may be able to resolve the problem if you permanently turn off message notifications or turn on “Do Not Disturb” mode.
This article explains how to disable Message and how to hide message on Mac so that you can prevent messages from appearing on Mac.
Part 1. How to Hide Messages on Mac by Disabling iMessage Alerts
Method 1. Disable Access Apple ID for Messages
If you have a Mac that’s shared with different Apple ID emails built into the Messages app and you need to block one or more of them, this approach provides the best solution.
Method 2. Sign out of iMessage on Mac
For Mac users who prefer text messaging over the phone, you can sign out of the application on the computer to remove texts or visuals. Here’s how to disconnect Messages from Mac:
Method 3. Change the alert style of messages in notifications
You can temporarily turn off the beeps to immerse yourself in a tranquil environment. You can use it later. Here’s how to temporarily turn off iMessage on Mac (how to stop iMessage from syncing with Mac):
Method 4. Sign out of iCloud in messages
You can deactivate the app forever by signing out of the iCloud account under Messages. This only affects the Messages app and does not prevent you from accessing other features like iCloud Drive. Decisively, he unsubscribes iMessage from the account.
Part 2. How to delete texts and iMessages on Mac
How to delete messages on Mac? Message app archive saves deleted or not found text as history making content recoverable. For those looking for more privacy, you should remove sensitive strands from text messages to prevent prying eyes from accessing them.
Delete texts or iMessages on Mac
Launch the Messages app and find the text you want to delete. If you’ve turned on messaging in iCloud, erasing a conversation or parts of it on your Mac will remove it from all devices that have messaging on and signed in with the same Apple ID.
To delete the entire conversation
Remove parts of a conversation
The fastest way to delete one or all of the texts involves command keys. Highlight an entire conversation thread on the left side of the Message app window. Then hold on to the Option + commandment buttons and press the wipe off key. This erases the conversation selected above.
Part 3. Other options to protect your messages from eavesdroppers
Automatically delete messages
You can configure Mac to erase old messages on a predetermined schedule. Check message preferences to clear texts monthly or yearly.
Call the terminal command
Exit the messages, launch the terminal and invoke the command kill the IMDPersistenceAgent. Check the ~ / Library / Messages directory again and delete all items with Messages, iChat and iMessage in the title or call the use Terminal command rm -rf ~ / Library / Messages.
Launch Terminal and clear the preferences cache with the command killall cfprefsd and restart. Open the Message app again and implement the onscreen instructions to set up messages again.
Bonus tip: PowerMyMac frees up storage space
iMyMac PowerMyMac offers a nifty way to free up space on your Mac and guard against iCloud storage overflowing with content. It will clean up your Mac in the spring to get rid of iTunes junk food, iPhoto junk, language files, and connections. This is an all-in-one multi-arsenal of cleaning system for more efficient storage.
Use the specialized scan tool to determine the disk usage and health of your Mac. It smokes hidden, obsolete, supermassive space avengers to beautify trash in Apple iCloud storage. This will prevent your Mac from getting bogged down in unnecessary content and memory items.
PowerMyMac puts you ahead of the curve by maximizing performance. It’s worth trying to prevent huge junk from encroaching on your precious drive slots.
Part 4. Summary
Despite its more expensive product lines, Apple still has customers knocking on its door for thoroughbred computers and iPhones. Recently, Apple followed an ambitious plan to bring iOS and macOS for fluidity into its ecosystem.
Some of the new features like iMessage have drawn both critics and fans. For some, it’s just a distraction. Other users have expressed concerns about the impact of iMessage on overall performance.
At the end of the day, you have several ways to turn off messages on Mac or prevent prying eyes from accessing your content.
3 ways to turn off iMessage notifications on Mac
Does this sound familiar to you? You receive a new message on your iPhone, and it sings and appears on your Mac as well.
It happened to me. Well, I like to use the iMessage app to send and receive text / visual messages with friends without paying a dime to the carrier. But sometimes it’s a bit annoying to see these messages appear on my Mac after viewing them on my iPhone.
In this article, I’ll show you some simple tips to turn off iMessage on Mac or prevent these messages from showing on your desktop screen. Stay away from distractions and be more productive while working on your Mac.
Note: There are three different ways to accomplish this. Depending on your personal preferences, you may find that one method works better than another. Anyway, I share them all, so you decide which one is best for your situation.
Method 1: Disable Apple ID from being reached for messages
Ideal use: When using a shared Mac machine on which multiple Apple ID emails have been added to the Messages app (i.e. iMessage). And you only want to stop one or more.
Step 1: Open the iMessage app on your Mac. The fastest way is to do a Spotlight search and click on the Messages icon under “TOP HIT”.
Step 2: In the upper left corner, select Messages> Preferences.
Step 3: Click on the “Accounts” tab. In the “iMessage” line, find the Apple ID (s) you want to disable and uncheck them. Finished.
Method 2: Sign out of iMessage from your Mac
Ideal use: You prefer text communications through your phone and you don’t want iMessage texts or visuals to appear on your Mac.
Step 1: Open Preferences in the Messages app (as shown in Method 1). In the same window, just click on the “Sign Out” button next to your Apple ID.
Step 2: Confirm the operation in the new pop-up asking “Do you want to sign out of iMessage?”. That’s it.
Method 3: Adjust the alert style of messages in notifications
Ideal use: you are busy working on a project and do not want to be temporarily interrupted by these messages. But you will use the app on your Mac later.
Step 1: Launch the System Preferences app. Again, the easiest way is to type it into the Spotlight search bar. If you added it to Launchpad, just click on the icon to open the app.
Step 2: click Notifications.
Step 3: Scroll down and locate “Messages” in the left sidebar. Select “None” under “Message Alert Style” (note: default is on “Banners”). Finished.
I’ve been an Apple fan for a long time. There is no doubt that the company has produced the best computers and phones in the world. But in recent years, Apple has been pushing integrations between macOS and iOS. I don’t know if Apple is doing this to make its products work more seamlessly.
Somehow I don’t like some of the new features, one is this iMessage ‘problem’ – this may be useful for other Mac users, not me. I think it’s more of a distraction. Many Mac users have a similar feeling and some have even noticed that enabling iMessage actually slows down your Mac.
The good thing is turning off iMessage on Mac is an easy task, as I have shown you three different ways to do it. Anyway, that’s all I want to share. Hope you find these tips useful.