Disable messages in Yosemite? **Solved**

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Pravda, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Pravda, Oct 17, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2014

    Pravda macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    Is there a way to disable the continuity messages or any messages going to a Mac installed with Yosemite???

  2. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    You mean iMessages you get on your iPhone? You want to turn off iMessage on your Mac?

    Go to Messages | Preferences |

    select your iMessage account on the left and click off the checkbox that says enable this account.
  3. Pravda thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    thank you for your quick repply.

    I'm trying to turn off messages on the Mac.
    Seems like now i get duplicate messages on my iPhone and Mac.
    I just want to keep those distractions (messages), off my Mac for now.

    **Solved, i couldn't find Message App on my Mac System Preferences, i typed "Messages" in spotlight, found it, and did what the post above suggested. Thank You Again !!!!

    Thanks again
  4. ratman2356 macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2010
    Took me a while as well. I tried it out and send my daughter a message and it showed up as coming from my other daughters number. Can not edit the number it is coming from either, at least not that I can find. Had to disable the whole thing.

    Maybe this OS will be ready for primetime some day but all I am finding is bug after bug and dead ends with no options.
  5. ramonetl macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Doesnt work. Messages still come up on mac even when not active.

    I did this some time ago and still even though its not active I still get the damn messages from iphone on mac. If I disable Imessage oon iphone I can no longer sms my wife. Didnt have these issues in Mavericks. I totally regret upgrading to Yosemite. Not only ugly but buggy. I dont want messages showing on my mac from sms on phone. WTH apple!

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