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How to turn off iMessage and notification on your Mac and iPhone


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Apple’s iMessage is the default chat application for Mac, iOS, and iPadOS devices. It’s secure and built right into the firmware each device Apple sells, giving iMessage an immense userbase.

iMessage can also create a lot of problems when you’re trying to stay productive and people want to have a conversation. Apple has also added a ton of new features to iMessage over the past year or so, which actually makes it kind of fun to use!

For the Mac, iMessage is a handy way to stay connected to friends and family, but there will definitely be times you want to tune everyone out. We’ll show you how to log out of iMessage on Mac, how to sign out of iMessage on Mac completely, how to turn off iMessage notifications on Mac, the ebst ways to silence iMessage on Mac, and discuss some apps that can help you stay focused and your Mac working its best.


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iMessage may be widely used, but it’s not perfect. We’ve shown you how to manage iMessage on your Mac, even if you want to disable it completely!

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