How do I get rid of binoculars on my Mac?

Answered by Willian Lymon

To get rid of the binoculars icon on your Mac, you need to disable the Remote Management feature. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

1. First, click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences.”

2. In the System Preferences window, look for the “Sharing” icon and click on it. This will open the Sharing preferences.

3. In the Sharing preferences, you will see a list of services on the left-hand side. Look for and select “Remote Management” from the list.

4. Once you select Remote Management, you will see some options on the right-hand side of the window. Make sure the checkbox next to “Remote Management” is unchecked. If it’s already unchecked, then the binoculars icon should not be visible.

5. If the checkbox is checked, click on it to uncheck it. You may be prompted to enter your administrator password to make changes. Enter your password and click “OK” to proceed.

6. After unchecking the Remote Management checkbox, the binoculars icon should disappear from your menu bar.

By disabling Remote Management, you are ensuring that others cannot view and manage your computer remotely. This can help protect your privacy and prevent unauthorized access to your Mac.

It’s worth noting that Remote Management can be a useful feature if you need to provide remote assistance or access your Mac from another device. However, if you don’t use this feature or don’t need it, disabling it is a good security measure.

I hope this guide helps you get rid of the binoculars icon on your Mac. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to ask.