How to Sign Out of iMessage on iPhone or iPad

How to Sign Out of iMessage on iPhone or iPad


Hey everyone. I’m Max Dalton, and in this video I’m going
to show you how to sign out of iMessage. Understanding how to sign out of iMessage
is critical if you manage multiple Apple IDs that you send and receive messages from. Additionally, signing out of iMessage is a
great first troubleshooting step if you’re having problems with sending and receiving
messages on your Apple iPhone or iPad. Finally, if you’re thinking about switching
from an iPhone to an Android phone, you’ll want to sign out of iMessage on your Apple
device before getting rid of it to ensure that text messages being sent to you don’t
get tied up on Apple’s servers and not find their way to your new, non-Apple device. This video will walk you through how to sign
out of iMessage, and also how to sign back in to iMessage. First, let’s discuss how to sign out of Apple
iMessage on your iPhone or iPad. Step 1. Tap the “Settings” app on your Apple iPhone
or iPad. The Settings screen will be displayed. Step 2. Use your finger to scroll down the screen
until you see Messages. Messages will feature an icon with a green
background and a white speech balloon in the center of it. The Messages screen appears. Step 3. Tap “Send & Receive” in the list of options. The iMessage window will be displayed. Step 4. Tap the “Apple ID” field at the top of the
list of options, which appears in blue text. The email address associated with your Apple
ID is displayed to the right of Apple ID. An iMessage Account dialog box is displayed. Step 5. Select “Sign Out” in the dialog box. The dialog box closes, and you’ll be returned
to the iMessage window, where you’ll no longer see your Apple ID displayed at the top of
the screen. Instead, you’ll see a message in blue text
that says “Use Your Apple ID for iMessage.” Congratulations! You’ve successfully logged out of iMessage. And now, let’s walk through how to sign back
in to iMessage on your iPhone or iPad. Step 1. Navigate back to the iMessage window by launching
the Settings app, tapping “Messages,” and then selecting “Send & Receive.” You’ll arrive at the iMessage window. Step 2. Tap “Use Your Apple ID for iMessage” in blue
text at the top of the window. A dialog box appears, asking if you want to
use the current Apple ID that’s associated with your device for iMessage. Step 3. If the Apple ID displayed in the dialog box
is the Apple ID you want to use with iMessages, then tap “Sign In.” Alternatively, if you want to use a different
Apple ID with iMessage, tap “Use Other Apple ID” and then enter the username and password
associated with that Apple ID in the dialog box that appears. After entering any necessary information associated
with your selection, you’ll be routed back to the iMessage window, where your Apple ID
associated with iMessage will be displayed at the top of the screen. Congratulations! You now know how to sign out and sign back
in to iMessage on your iPhone or iPad. Thanks for watching. Leave your thoughts and questions in the comments
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25 thoughts on “How to Sign Out of iMessage on iPhone or iPad

  1. Got a question? Running into problems? Leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

  2. Thank you so much

  3. Thanks

  4. Help plz! I turned off iMessage, do people cant still send me messages?

  5. Thanks bro

  6. Thanks

  7. HELP! My iPhone, my husband's iPhone, my sister's iPhone, my iPad ALL DO NOT HAVE the three options shown between Show Contact Photos and the SMS/MMS section, and therefore do not have the Send&Receive option. I am in iMessage HELL where I can't receive iMessages from others using iMessage. I do not want to be forced to turn on iMessage just to communicate with a few people. How do I get those options to show up? Or is there some other way to quit iMessage?

  8. I don’t have the option to “send and receive “ what should I do ?

  9. Help! I signed in but the messages didn't change its still the old persons account!

  10. Thank you so much it really helped me a lot

  11. Hi, I have an iPhone 5 IOS 10 I believe. under messages there is no "Send & Receive" how do i log out of imessage on this phone?

  12. Thanks for the help!

  13. I don’t have send and receive

  14. Thanks!

  15. Thanks man
    Thanks for the great tips!

  16. Thanks

  17. How Do You Sign Out Of IMessages On A Different Phone? I Sign Out Of My ICloud On The Old Phone But All My Messages Still Pop On The Old Phone.

  18. Just to clarify, signing out of iMessages with one Apple ID and then signing back in with another, will not affect/delete any messages? I have two Apple IDs because I changed the first one I had a while back but I never signed out of iMessages from the old Apple ID. I just would like everything to be updated with my new Apple ID without anything being deleted

  19. Thank you this is very helpful 😊

  20. I’m having trouble with my read receipts. I’ve confirmed the other person has theirs turned on, but it’s not showing me when he reads my messages since I upgraded to the xr. I’ve read that sometimes logging out and back in to iMessage can fix this, but will I then lose my message history?

  21. I want to know what to do to sign in with my number because it keeps me signed on my Apple ID.

  22. How do you add more Apple ID accounts?

  23. Sooo my I’d is locked and forgot my security questions and my mail doesn’t send because of that. And it is showing me a different screen. On the messages of like sighing in to it. Cause it’s locked. I’m trying to sign out of it but I can’t because they think I’m an “intruder” probably. Any way you can help me? Cause I’ve been trying to get out of in since January.

  24. Why I can’t close iMessage bro???

  25. Or , first I must log out Apple ID ??

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