Wednesday, 26 April 2017 18:55

How to Keep Your iMessages From Popping Up on Other Devices

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It’s been one hell of a week for Robert Bentley, the 71-year-old governor of Alabama who resigned yesterday after a year-long saga involving an alleged affair with his political advisor, Rebekah Mason. That indiscretion came to light after some NSFW correspondence between the two was leaked—in part because Bentley used iMessages to text Mason, and those iMessages were synced to the state-issued iPad he shared with his wife.

We can all learn a lesson here: If you’re planning to sext someone other than your lover, remember to first unlink your iMessages from your other devices.

Thanks to Apple’s push to streamline its iCloud services, iMessages have a weird way of popping up across all devices: on the lock screen of your iPad, on your Macbook Pro, on the computer you use at work. At best, your conversations are always available to you on all of your screens. At worst, it can be downright humiliating: Nothing says “HR violation” quite like a graphic text message materializing in the corner while you’re screensharing with a coworker. So, for those times you want to limit the ubiquity of your private communications, here are four simple steps to contain them to one personal device: your phone.

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