How to Unlink Imessage From Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Do you want to unlink iMessage from your Mac? If you’re looking for a way to stop receiving iMessages on your Mac, you’ve come to the right place. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you on how to unlink iMessage from your Mac using simple steps.

Step 1: Open Messages App

To begin the process, open the Messages app on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or by searching in Spotlight.

Step 2: Go to Preferences

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

Step 3: Select iMessage Account

In the Preferences window, navigate to the “Accounts” tab. Here, you will see a list of accounts associated with your Messages app. Look for your iMessage account and select it.

Step 4: Uncheck “Enable This Account”

After selecting your iMessage account, uncheck the box next to “Enable this account.” This will disable iMessage on your Mac and prevent it from receiving any new messages.

Step 5: Confirm Unlinking

A pop-up window will appear asking if you want to disable iMessage. Click on “Disable” to confirm that you want to unlink iMessage from your Mac.


If you have multiple Apple devices linked to the same Apple ID, disabling iMessage on one device won’t affect its functionality on other devices.

Congratulations! You have successfully unlinked iMessage from your Mac. You will no longer receive new messages through the Messages app.

Reversing the Process

If you change your mind and want to link iMessage back to your Mac, simply follow the same steps mentioned above and check the box next to “Enable this account” in the Preferences window.


Unlinking iMessage from your Mac is a straightforward process. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily disable iMessage on your Mac and stop receiving messages through the Messages app. Remember that this action only affects your Mac and won’t impact other devices linked to your Apple ID.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to ask.

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