How to Disable Remote Access for macOS

how to disable remote access in macos

Remote Access is a useful feature of macOS that lets you access files on your computer from anywhere.

Remote Access also lets anyone with your administrator login and password access files on your computer, which is why it is a good idea to shut this feature off if you don’t really use it.

  1. Click the Apple menu in the top-right corner of your MacBook’s screen and select System Preferences.
  2. Click the Sharing pane under the Network & Internet heading. If you have your sharing settings locked, click the lock in the bottom-right corner and enter the administrator password for your Mac.
  3. Uncheck the boxes next to Remote Login and Remote Management. Click the lock again and re-enter your administrator password if you want to prevent future changes.
  4. Close your System Preferences

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