How do I stop Messages sharing between iPhone and Mac?

Answered by Willie Powers

To stop Messages from sharing between your iPhone and Mac, you can sign out of iMessage on your Mac. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Open the Messages app on your Mac.
2. In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click on “Messages” and select “Preferences.”
3. In the Preferences window, click on the “iMessage” tab.
4. Under the Settings section, you’ll see an option to sign out. Click on the “Sign Out” button.
5. A confirmation prompt will appear asking if you want to sign out of iMessage. Click on “Sign Out” to confirm.

By signing out of iMessage on your Mac, you will no longer receive messages on your Mac. However, it’s important to note that this does not stop messages from being shared between your iPhone and other devices such as iPads or Apple Watches.

If you want to completely disable iMessage syncing across all your devices, you can turn off iMessage on your iPhone as well. Here’s how:

1. On your iPhone, go to the Settings app.
2. Scroll down and tap on “Messages.”
3. In the Messages settings, toggle off the switch next to “iMessage.”

Disabling iMessage on your iPhone will prevent messages from being shared between your iPhone and other devices, including your Mac.

It’s worth mentioning that by signing out of iMessage on your Mac or disabling iMessage on your iPhone, you will no longer be able to send or receive iMessages on those devices. However, regular text messages (SMS) will still work on your iPhone.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.