How to Sign Out of Imessage on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you looking to sign out of iMessage on your Mac? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to sign out of iMessage on your Mac computer. Whether you want to switch accounts or simply take a break from messaging, signing out of iMessage is a straightforward process.

Step 1: Open the Messages App

If you haven’t already, open the Messages app on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or by searching for “Messages” using Spotlight (Cmd + Space).

Step 2: Access Preferences

Once you have the Messages app open, click on “Messages” in the menu bar at the top of your screen. From the drop-down menu, select “Preferences”.

Step 3: Sign Out of iMessage

In the Preferences window that appears, click on the “Accounts” tab. You will see a list of all the accounts linked to your Messages app.

Note: If you have multiple accounts connected to iMessage, make sure to sign out of each one individually.

To sign out of an account, select it from the left-hand sidebar and then click on the “-” button located at the bottom left corner.

Step 4: Confirm Sign Out

A pop-up window will appear asking if you want to continue signing out. Click on “Sign Out” to confirm your decision.

  • Troubleshooting Tip:
  • If you encounter any issues while trying to sign out of iMessage, make sure that your Mac is connected to the internet and try restarting both your computer and Messages app before proceeding with these steps again.

That’s it! You have successfully signed out of iMessage on your Mac. You will no longer receive or send messages from this account.

Signing Back into iMessage

If you ever want to sign back into iMessage, simply follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Messages Preferences

Open the Messages app and click on “Messages” in the menu bar.

Step 2: Add an Account

In the Preferences window, click on the “Accounts” tab. To add a new account, click on the “+” button located at the bottom left corner.

Enter your Apple ID and password when prompted and follow any additional instructions to complete the sign-in process.

Note: If you don’t have an Apple ID, you can create one by clicking on the “Create Apple ID” button during this step.

Step 3: Enable iMessage

Once you’ve added your account, make sure the “Enable this account” checkbox is selected. This ensures that iMessage is active for your account.


  • If you want to use multiple iMessage accounts simultaneously, repeat these steps for each additional account you want to add.
  • If you encounter any issues during sign-in or have forgotten your password, visit for further assistance.

You’re all set! You have now successfully signed back into iMessage on your Mac and can resume sending and receiving messages from your account(s).

Signing out of iMessage on your Mac is a simple process that allows you to switch between accounts or take a break from messaging. Remember, signing back in is just as easy if you want to start using iMessage again. We hope this tutorial has been helpful and that you can now navigate iMessage with ease on your Mac!

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