How to Turn Off Text Notification on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

How to Turn Off Text Notification on Mac

Do you find text notifications on your Mac distracting? Are you looking for a way to disable them temporarily or permanently?

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to turn off text notifications on your Mac. By following these simple instructions, you can regain control over your focus and productivity.

Method 1: Disabling Notifications Temporarily

If you only want to disable text notifications temporarily, without making permanent changes to your settings, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Apple menu located in the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the System Preferences window, click on “Notifications”.
  4. A list of apps will appear on the left-hand side. Scroll down and click on the app that sends you text notifications.
  5. In the right-hand section of the window, locate the option for “Show Notifications” and uncheck it.
  6. You have successfully disabled text notifications for this specific app. Repeat this process for any other apps as needed.

Method 2: Turning Off Notifications Permanently

If you prefer to permanently disable text notifications across all apps on your Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Apple menu located in the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the System Preferences window, click on “Notifications”.
  4. Scroll down the list of apps on the left-hand side and select an app that sends you text notifications.
  5. In the right-hand section of the window, locate the option for “Show Notifications” and uncheck it.
  6. Repeat step 4 and 5 for all other apps that send text notifications.
  7. Once you have disabled notifications for all relevant apps, close the System Preferences window.

Re-Enabling Text Notifications

If you decide to re-enable text notifications in the future, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Apple menu located in the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Scroll down and locate the app for which you want to enable text notifications.
  3. In the right-hand section of the window, check the option for “Show Notifications”.
  4. Repeat step 4 and 5 for any other apps you want to re-enable text notifications for.

Conclusion

By following these simple steps, you can easily turn off text notifications on your Mac. Whether temporarily or permanently, regaining control over your focus can greatly enhance your productivity.

Take advantage of these settings to create a distraction-free working environment.

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