How to Login and Logout of iMessage?

The Apple ID account is utilized for accessing all services from Apple, and it enables all your devices to work together seamlessly. Only one Apple ID is needed to access all Apple services like iMessage and more. You can create your Apple ID when setting up a new device or when signing in to iCloud or iTunes for the first time or go to the Apple ID site and select create your Apple ID.

If you are already using Apple services like iCloud, iTunes or FaceTime, you don’t need to create another one to login to iMessages. Any device that has been logged into using your Apple ID will receive iMessages that have been addressed to you.

How to Login and Logout of iMessage

Signing in to iMessage

1. On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  • The first thing is to ensure that the device is using the latest version of the iOS update.
  • When using iOS 10.3 or later, you can sign in to various Apple services including iMessage in one place.
  • Go to Settings then tap sign in to your (Device).
  • Enter your Apple ID and password.
  • If you’re protecting your account with two-factor authentication, input the six-digit verification code and complete sign in.

2. If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier

  • Go to Settings, and then turn on iMessage.
  • Tap add other addresses then click on send and receive and click on sign in.
  • Then enter your Apple ID and password.
  • You can also sign in to iMessage separately from other apps.
  • Go to Messages, and then click on Preferences, then Accounts.
  • Then enter your Apple ID and password.

Signing Out of iMessages

1. On iPhone or iPad

  • Open the device’s Settings and scroll down and tap Messages.
  • Then click on the Send and Receive button.
  • Then tap on Apple ID and click on Sign Out. This disables the app’s ability to send and receive messages.

2. Signing Out of iMessages on Mac

  • Click on messages and go to Preferences.
  • Click on the Accounts button.
  • Select your iMessage account and click Sign out.
  • Confirm the operation in the new pop-up that asks if you want to sign out of iMessage. This disables the app’s ability to send and receive messages.

3. Logging out by deactivating iMessage

  • iMessage can also be turned off for dome devices, and you can decide to do this for a while or permanently.
  • On Mac, launch the messages app then click on Preferences.
  • Click on the account you want to turn off.
  • Then uncheck the box next to Enable this account.
  • On the iPhone device, open the Settings app.
  • Tap Messages.
  • Select Send & Receive.
  • Under you can be reached by iMessage at, ensure you uncheck both your phone number as well as the Apple ID email address.
  • You can also turn off the app by going to settings, then messages, and then toggling the button beside iMessage to turn it off.

4. Logout of all devices

  • Alternatively, you can check all devices that iMessage is logged in to to sign them out.
  • Go to the Apple ID account page and review what’s listed under devices.
  • You can then decouple any of the devices by clicking on them and selecting remove.
  • To prevent anyone else who might know the password from login in again, you can choose to change it or to enable two-factor authentication which provides a separate six-digit verification code.


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