How to Stop Texts From Going to Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Have you ever experienced the frustration of receiving text messages on your Mac when you’re trying to focus on your work? It can be distracting and interruptive, but luckily, there are ways to stop texts from going to your Mac. In this article, we will explore some simple steps you can take to solve this issue.

Method 1: Turning off Text Message Forwarding

If you have enabled text message forwarding on your iPhone, it allows your Mac to receive and display incoming SMS messages. To disable this feature, follow these steps:

  1. On your iPhone, open the “Settings” app.

  2. Scroll down and tap on “Messages”.

  3. Select “Text Message Forwarding”.

  4. You will see a list of devices connected to your Apple ID. Find your Mac and toggle it off.

Method 2: Disabling iMessage on Your Mac

If you want to stop receiving all types of messages on your Mac, including iMessages, you can disable iMessage completely:

  1. Open the Messages app on your Mac.

  2. In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click on “Messages”.

  3. Select “Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

  4. In the Preferences window, go to the “Accounts” tab.

  5. Select your iMessage account from the list on the left.

  6. Uncheck the box next to “Enable this account”.

Method 3: Adjusting Notification Settings

If you still want to receive iMessages on your Mac but don’t want them to appear as notifications, you can customize your notification settings:

  1. Open the “System Preferences” on your Mac.

  2. Click on “Notifications”.

  3. In the left sidebar, select “Messages”.

  4. On the right side, adjust the notification options according to your preference. You can choose to disable banners, alerts, or sounds.

Method 4: Signing Out of iMessage

If you no longer want to use iMessage on your Mac and want to stop receiving messages altogether, you can sign out:

  1. Open the Messages app on your Mac.

  2. Click on the “Sign Out” button.

In Conclusion

By following these methods, you can easily stop texts from going to your Mac and regain control over your workflow. Whether it’s disabling text message forwarding or adjusting notification settings, choose the method that best suits your needs. Remember, it’s all about finding the right balance between staying connected and maintaining your focus.

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