How to Disconnect Messages From Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

How to Disconnect Messages From Mac

Do you want to disconnect Messages from your Mac? Whether you no longer use the Messages app or want to disable it temporarily, we’ve got you covered. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps of disconnecting Messages from your Mac.

Step 1: Open Messages Preferences

To begin, open the Messages app on your Mac. Once opened, click on Messages in the menu bar and select Preferences.

Step 2: Go to Accounts Settings

In the preferences window, click on the Accounts tab. Here, you will see a list of accounts connected to your Messages app.


If you have multiple accounts linked with Messages, make sure to disconnect each one separately.

Step 3: Select Account to Disconnect

Select the account that you wish to disconnect from your Mac by clicking on it.

Step 4: Disable Account

In the account settings section, uncheck the “Enable this account” option. This will disable the selected account from being used in the Messages app on your Mac.


  • If you want to temporarily disable an account and keep it connected for future use, simply leave this option checked but sign out of the account by clicking on “Sign Out”.
  • If you have multiple accounts and want to disconnect all of them, repeat steps 3 and 4 for each account individually.

Step 5: Close Preferences

Once you have disabled or signed out of the account, close the preferences window by clicking on the red X button in the top left corner.

Step 6: Restart Messages

To ensure that the changes take effect, quit the Messages app and restart it. Once reopened, you will find that the disconnected account is no longer active in your Messages app.

Congratulations! You have successfully disconnected Messages from your Mac. You can now enjoy a clutter-free messaging experience without any unwanted accounts.

Remember, if you wish to reconnect any account in the future, simply follow the same steps and enable the desired account in Messages preferences.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through disconnecting Messages from your Mac. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to us.

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