How to Silence Imessage on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of constant notifications from iMessage on your Mac? Do you find it distracting and wish to silence them?

Well, look no further! In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to silence iMessage on your Mac using a few simple steps.

Step 1: Open iMessage

To begin, locate the iMessage app on your Mac and open it. You can find it in the Applications folder or by using Spotlight search.

Step 2: Access Preferences

Once the iMessage app is open, click on “iMessage” from the menu bar at the top of your screen. A drop-down menu will appear, and from there, select “Preferences” (or simply press Command + Comma).

Step 3: Navigate to Notifications

In the Preferences window that appears, click on the “Notifications” tab. This tab allows you to customize various notification settings for iMessage.

Step 4: Silence Notifications

Under the “Messages” section, you will see a checkbox labeled “Allow notifications.” Uncheck this box to silence all notifications from iMessage. You can also adjust other notification settings such as sound and alert style according to your preference.


  • If you still want to receive notifications but without any sound or pop-ups, leave the “Allow notifications” checkbox checked and adjust other settings accordingly.
  • If you want to temporarily silence iMessage notifications without changing any settings, you can use Do Not Disturb mode. Simply click on the Notification Center icon in the top-right corner of your screen (it looks like three stacked lines) and enable Do Not Disturb mode by clicking on its icon.

Step 5: Close Preferences

After you have made the desired changes to your notification settings, simply close the Preferences window by clicking on the red “X” button in the top-left corner.

Congratulations! You have successfully silenced iMessage notifications on your Mac. Now you can focus on your work without any interruptions.

In conclusion, silencing iMessage notifications on your Mac is a quick and easy process. By following these steps, you can regain control over your notifications and create a distraction-free environment. Remember, you can always customize these settings according to your preferences and enable notifications whenever needed.

We hope this tutorial was helpful to you. Happy messaging!

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