Signing out of iMessage on Mac can be a confusing task for those who are unfamiliar with the process. This step-by-step guide will take a user through the necessary steps to ensure that their account is properly logged out of iMessage, for either security or other reasons.
Step 1: Opening System Preferences
The first step towards signing out of iMessage on Mac is to open the System Preferences window. To do this, open the Apple menu and click the icon that looks like a gear. This will open the System Preferences window, with all the different preference panes on display.
Step 2: Selecting the iCloud Preference Pane
Once the System Preferences window is open, click on the iCloud preference pane. This will bring up the iCloud window with all of the user’s cloud services that are available.
Step 3: Deselecting the iMessage App
In the iCloud window, find the iMessage app and deselect it by unchecking the box next to it. This will disable iMessage on the Mac and prevent any messages from being sent or received from the user’s account.
Step 4: Selecting the Messages App
Once the iMessage app is disabled, the next step is to select the Messages app in the System Preferences window. This is the app that handles all of the user’s messages, both text and instant.
Step 5: Entering Apple ID and Password
In the Messages app, enter the user’s Apple ID and password. This will allow the app to access the user’s messages and other information. Once entered, click the “Sign In” button to continue.
Step 6: Signing Out of Messages
Once the user is signed in to the Messages app, they can then sign out of their account. To do this, click the “Sign Out” button at the bottom of the window.
Step 7: Confirming Sign Out
A prompt will then appear asking the user to confirm that they would like to sign out. Click the “Sign Out” button to confirm.
Step 8: Closing System Preferences
The last step is to close the System Preferences window. This will ensure that the user is properly signed out of their iMessage account.
Following these steps will ensure that the user is properly signed out of their iMessage account on Mac. It’s important to remember to sign out whenever the user is done using their account, as it will help to keep their messages safe and secure.