How to Turn Off ‘Shared With You’ in Safari, Music, TV, Photos…

Last Updated on Jul 27, 2023

You should see the Shared with You section inside a few apps like Photos, Podcasts, Safari, Apple TV, Apple News, and more. More precisely, this feature makes the shared content like links, photos, and videos in Messages across its relative App, so whenever you want to revisit and see that photo, video, or news, open that App and look for the Shared with You section, rather than scrolling the Messages Chat.

With new macOS Monterey & Later and iOS 15 & Later, Apple launched the Shared with You feature, making it easy to see and access the content shared with you over the Messages App. If you’ve updated the system to the latest macOS Monterey or new and iOS 15 or newer

This article will show you the stepwise process to remove the Shared with You section on any iPhone, or Mac if you really don’t want to use it. Start by knowing what is Shared with You, and then if you’re not satisfied with it, disable it.

What is Shared with You in Mac, iPhone: How Does It Work and How to Disable It?

Shared with You is a root that starts from the Messages App and expands to several different apps like Photos, News, Podcasts, Safari, and more. Basically, when any content is shared with you over the Messages App and belongs to any of the mentioned apps, it will directly appear in the respective App, labeled by the Shared with You section.

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How to Disable Shared with You on Mac, MacBook

The shared with You section can be turned off for all apps simultaneously and for particular apps. We’ve clearly mentioned a separate stepwise guide to disable Shared with You for all individual apps.

For All Apps:

1→ Launch the Messages app on Mac.

2→ Click on Messages in the top menu bar. Go to Settings/Preferences.

Messages Settings on Mac
Messages Settings on Mac

3→ Select the Shared with You tab. Click the Turn Off… button to disable Mac’s Shared with You feature.

Select the Shared with You tab on mac
Select the Shared with You tab on mac

4→ Turn off all at once.

Turn off automatic sharing on mac
Turn off automatic sharing on mac

That’s it, for Books, Finder, Freeform, Notes, Photos, Podcasts, Reminders, Safari, and TV App.

How to turn off shared with you on mac for All apps
How to turn off shared with you on mac for All apps

5→ Also we can also turn on a selected app that supports and shows up in Apps like Safari, Photos, Podcasts, and TV.

Deselect app from shared with you on mac
Deselect app from shared with you on mac

For Particular App:

  1. Open Messages app in Mac.
  2. In the top menu bar, click on the Messages label.
  3. Select Preferences.
  4. Go to the Share with You tab.
  5. Uncheck the Apps like Podcasts, TV, Safari, Photos, or more, if any, of which you don’t want to receive the Shared with You content.

Method 2: Hide or Remove Shared with your On Safari Mac

We can customize the new Startup page on Safari Mac. By Removing or add a new At a Glance Section. Just like that, Use the Shared with you Section to access pinned Messages and links on Safari.

  1. Open safari On your Mac. Move to Startup Page like this.hide-or-remove-shared-with-you-on-safari-mac
  2. See the customize icon at the bottom right corner of the screen. and Uncheck the Shared with You option.turn-off-shared-with-you-on-safari-mac-customize
  3. Here we can hide on safari that doesn’t matter We have turned off Share with you by the app in Messages app explained in method 1.
  4. That’s it.
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How to Turn off Shared with You in iOS and iPadOS: iPhone, iPad

For All Apps:

  1. Launch the Settings App.
  2. Swipe down the list and tap on the Messages app.
  3. There look for the Shared with You, tap on it.shared-with-you-section-from-messages-on-iphone
  4. Toggle Automatic Sharing Off.enable-or-disable-shared-with-you-content-from-messages-to-other-app-on-iphone

For Individual Apps:

  1. Open the Settings App.
  2. Go to the Messages App.
  3. Tap Shared with You.

You can turn off Shared with You for the apps which are available in the list, like Photos, Podcasts, Safari, Music, TV, etc. 

HowToiSolve Staff
HowToiSolve Staff

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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