How to Remove iMessage on Mac
Used by millions of people around the world, iMessage is the instant messaging application developed by Apple that is included with OS X. But there may come a time when you no longer want to have iMessage on your Mac: you’d prefer to switch to another messenger (like Adium or Trillian), iMessage no longer works correctly, or you don’t want iPhone or iPad messages to sync with your Mac. However, uninstalling built-in apps can be tricky – the Mac OS won’t let you delete iMessage the normal way, by dragging its icon to the Trash. But don’t worry - you just need the right iMessage removal tool.
Try Movavi Mac Cleaner – a reliable program that will help you safely and quickly uninstall applications (including standard Mac OS X programs) and improve your Mac’s performance by deleting junk files. To learn how to permanently remove iMessage, just download our app remover and follow the simple steps below.
Step 1: Install Mac Cleaner
Open the downloaded file and follow the instructions to complete the setup process.
Step 2: Check Your Mac’s Condition
The prime objective of the program is to keep your Mac clean and tidy. That’s why, after you run the program, it will automatically scan your computer for unnecessary files. If you wish, you can delete these files and speed up your Mac by clicking Start Cleaning. If not, just go to the next step to continue removing iMessage.
Step 3: Delete iMessage
Open the Uninstaller menu in the left part of the interface and wait until the program has identified all the applications on your computer. Then go to the OS X Apps menu. To show the programs in alphabetical order, click Last used above the applications list and choose Sort by Name. Note that, in OS X, the iMessage app is called Messages. So, locate the Messages icon, check the box next to it, and click Remove.
You’ve just learned how to get rid of iMessage on Mac. It’s that simple!
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- Remove unwanted junk from your Mac
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- Speed up the system
- Protect your Mac from viruses
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