Not everyone likes iMessage. So, if you are fed up with a mixture of blue and green bubbles, follow these steps to turn off iMessage on your Apple devices.
iMessage is a convenient messaging service that is only available for Apple devices. It's packed with great features that allow you to do a lot beyond messaging. In addition, syncing your messages across all of your Apple devices makes life more convenient and prevents you from missing important messages.
However, turning off iMessages can be ideal if you want to share your device with someone else and keep your messages private. The same is true if the constant pings are hindering your productivity, or if you're not a fan of iMessage and regular SMS or third-party services work better for you.
In that case, you can turn off iMessage on a Mac, iPad, or iPhone.
How to turn off iMessage on Mac
Getting iMessage notifications on your Mac all the time can be annoying. However, instead of turning off your iMessage, you may instead want to turn off iMessage notifications on your Mac so you can still check your messages when you want.
If muting notifications isn't an option for you, you can turn off iMessage on your Mac. This will disconnect messages from your Mac, preventing you from sending and receiving iMessages on your Mac. In order to do this:
Open minded announcements on your Mac.
Go to the menu bar. click announcements > settings.
Choose iMessage Tab. For Macs with macOS Catalina or earlier, select Accounts.
click Deliver next to the Apple ID associated with your iMessage.
This will sign you out of iMessage and will not allow you to receive and send messages from your Mac.
How to turn off iMessage on an iPhone or iPad
If you're wondering if it's possible to turn off iMessage on iPhone or iPad – yes it is! To do this, follow these steps on your iPhone or iPad:
Go to settings.
Go to announcements.
Switch iMessage the end.
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If you do this, you will still be able to receive text messages from people sent through the Messages app. You may still receive other media like recordings, links, pictures and videos, only these will be sent as an MMS instead of an iMessage.
When iMessage isn't a necessity
For most of the Apple users, iMessage is a necessary feature. However, if you're not a fan, and your trusted SMS or other third-party messaging apps work better for you, getting rid of iMessage is relatively easy.
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About the author
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Rachel Melegrito gave up her college teaching career to become a full-fledged content writer. She loves everything from Apple – from iPhones to Apple Watches to MacBooks. She is also a licensed occupational therapist and budding SEO strategist.
By Rachel Melegrito
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