How to Turn Off Icloud on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

How to Turn Off iCloud on Mac

Are you looking to disable iCloud on your Mac? Whether you want to switch to a different cloud storage service or simply don’t need iCloud anymore, we’re here to guide you through the process. In this tutorial, we will show you how to turn off iCloud on your Mac in a few easy steps.

Step 1: Open System Preferences

To get started, click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences”. This will open the System Preferences window.

Step 2: Access iCloud Settings

In the System Preferences window, locate and click on the “Apple ID” icon. This will bring up your Apple ID settings, including iCloud settings.

Step 3: Sign Out of iCloud

In the Apple ID settings window, you’ll see various tabs such as “Overview,” “Password & Security,” “Payment & Shipping,” and more. Click on the “Overview” tab if it’s not already selected.

Next, look for the option that says “Sign Out..” and click on it. A pop-up window will appear asking if you want to keep a copy of your data on this Mac. You can choose whether or not to keep a copy depending on your needs.


  • If you choose to keep a copy of your data, it will remain on your Mac even after signing out of iCloud. However, new changes or updates made from other devices won’t sync with this Mac.
  • If you don’t keep a copy, your data will be removed from this Mac, but it will still be available on other devices connected to your iCloud account.

Step 4: Confirm Sign Out

After selecting your preferred option, click on the “Continue” button. You may be prompted to enter your Apple ID password for security purposes. Enter your password and click on “Turn Off” to confirm that you want to sign out of iCloud.

Once you’ve completed these steps, your Mac will no longer be connected to iCloud. This means that any iCloud features or services will be disabled, and your data will no longer sync with other devices using the same Apple ID.


If you decide to enable iCloud again in the future, simply follow these steps and sign back into your account using your Apple ID credentials.

We hope this tutorial has helped you successfully turn off iCloud on your Mac. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team.

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