Solved HELP! How do I remove iMessages from my Macbook Air??

Toshiba / Satellite m305
November 16, 2013 at 21:00:52
Specs: OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5, 2 GHz / 4 GB
Hello all,

I must remove iMessages from my Macbook Air running OS X 10.8.5.

The reason I wish to remove iMessages is because with certain friends, I text them from my iPhone, and they get it on their iPhone. BUT when they text me back via their iPhone, it automatically goes into my laptop and it is killing my data plan. How do I stop this please??

I prefer to just get rid of it completely as I cannot afford to up my data plan to unlimited our any other amount.

I went all over the internet and they say to open messages>preferences>user account and take it from there. I do not have that when I open the messages window…there is no choice to do anything other than select someone to message and create a new message.

I only have my Macbook Air for a bit over 2 months and am still trying to learn it.

Thanks to anyone that can help me.

~~Viv

Never enter a battle of wits with an unarmed person...

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November 18, 2013 at 05:22:47
There is an icon in the "dock" - the line of icons at the bottom of the screen - that looks like a blue "bubble" (as used to hold text in cartoons) with a smaller white one on top of it to the lower right. That is the "message" icon.

Open Messages from there. After-which at the top of screen you will see the "Messages menu bar". Click on Messages and drop down the list will open up - and you will find Preferences.

And these may be of interest…

https://discussions.apple.com/threa...

https://discussions.apple.com/messa...

http://www.techhelpmadeeasy.com/how...

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November 17, 2013 at 04:46:18
https://discussions.apple.com/threa...

this might so it, bottom reply

::mike


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#2
November 17, 2013 at 22:27:14
Thanks mikelinus, but I already read that thread, and there is nowhere when I open the messages window, to find preferences. The messages window only gives me options to compose messages, and a search window to search my contacts.

Am, I going to the wrong place?? I looked all over and there is really nowhere to look for messages such as in Finder or System Preferences, etc.

I am new to my Macbook Air (or any Mac product for that matter), so if you could explain it a bit easier and further, I'd really appreciate it.

~~Viv

Never enter a battle of wits with an unarmed person...


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November 18, 2013 at 01:14:47
Mmm... Have you had a word with local Apple store people; especially the techie types there?

Like you I'm a failry new to the Mac way of doing things, and find an occasional visit to Apple techies in store useful...

There is also free help service to over the phone - at least in UK.... Whereabouts are you located? Likely Apple have the same support over the phone whever?


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November 18, 2013 at 05:22:47
✔ Best Answer
There is an icon in the "dock" - the line of icons at the bottom of the screen - that looks like a blue "bubble" (as used to hold text in cartoons) with a smaller white one on top of it to the lower right. That is the "message" icon.

Open Messages from there. After-which at the top of screen you will see the "Messages menu bar". Click on Messages and drop down the list will open up - and you will find Preferences.

And these may be of interest…

https://discussions.apple.com/threa...

https://discussions.apple.com/messa...

http://www.techhelpmadeeasy.com/how...

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#5
November 18, 2013 at 19:11:25
Hi trvlr,

I found it. Thank you so much for your help.

Enjoy your week….

~~Viv

Never enter a battle of wits with an unarmed person...


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November 19, 2013 at 16:11:36
A little extra bit of info… you can also find imessages (but without the "i") in your applications lists - same icon as is found in the dock… It's the same program/utility.

But likely you have discovered that already?


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November 19, 2013 at 17:09:49
Yes, I have…thanks. I just wish I could delete iMessages. I do not want it nor need it, but it says it is part of OS X so, I cannot do anything about that.

Never enter a battle of wits with an unarmed person...


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