How To Log Out Of Imessage On Mac

There are times when you need to log out of iMessage on your Mac. Perhaps you’re letting someone else use your computer or you have concerns about privacy. No matter the reason, the process is straightforward and only takes a few minutes. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

Step 1: Open Messages

Locate and click on the Messages icon on your Dock. If it’s not on your Dock, you can also find it by opening your Applications folder or using the Spotlight Search.

Step 2: Access Preferences

Once the Messages app is open, navigate to the top left corner of your screen and click on Messages, which is next to the Apple logo. A drop-down menu will appear. Select Preferences from this menu.

Step 3: Log Out of iMessage

In the Preferences window, you’ll see multiple tabs. Click on the iMessage tab. Here, you’ll find your Apple ID along with other iMessage settings. To log out, simply click on the Sign Out button.

Step 4: Confirm Log Out

A prompt will appear asking if you’re sure that you want to sign out. If you’re certain, click on Sign Out again to confirm. This will log you out of iMessage on your Mac.

Remember Your Apple ID

When you want to log back into iMessage, you’ll need your Apple ID and password. Make sure you remember these details or have them stored somewhere safe.


That’s it! You’ve successfully logged out of iMessage on your Mac. It’s a simple and straightforward process which ensures that your messages are kept private, especially if you’re sharing your Mac with others.

As always, if you run into any technical difficulties or have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. We’re here to help!