Screen time on Mac is a convenient way to keep track of your app usage and restrict content for children, but its messages can be annoying. To turn them off, you can disable notifications or simply disable the screen time yourself. This is how you do both.
To disable screen time notifications on Mac
If you want to continue using screen time but not receive any screen time messages, disable them. First, click on the Apple logo in the upper left corner of the screen and select “System Preferences”;.
In System Preferences, click “Messages.”
In Message Preferences, scroll down the app list until you see “Screen Time” and click on it. Then click the switch next to “Allow screen time messages” until it is off.
Close system settings. After that, you will no longer receive notifications from Screen Time.
To completely disable screen time on Mac
If screen time sends messages to you, but you do not want to use screen time (which sometimes happens if a new MacOS update has activated screen time automatically), you can turn off screen time completely. Here’s how.
First, open System Preferences by clicking the Apple logo in the upper left corner of the screen and selecting “System Preferences” from the menu. In System Preferences, click “Screen Time”.
In the screen time settings, click “Options” in the lower left corner of the window. Then click the “Shut Down” button in the upper right corner.
Screen time will be completely disabled – finally peace.
If you prefer, you can track your Mac usage without using screen time by using alternative apps like Time Sink and Activity Watch. Good luck!
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