I have an iPhone and MacBook that are my own and an iMac that I share with my fiancé. I have it set up currently so that my text messages come to my phone and both computers.

As this can be annoying when she is using the home computer and I am not (getting my random texts), how do I disable Messages on the iMac but not my MacBook/iPhone?

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Assuming you mean the Messages app, all you need to do is sign out of it on the iMac.

To do this:

  1. Launch the Messages app on the iMac
  2. Go to Messages menu > Preferences
  3. Select the Accounts icon
  4. Click on your account (in the left-hand column)
  5. Click on the Sign Out button (on the right-hand side)

When you exit the Messages app it will no longer receive your messages.

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