How to Stop Skype from Starting Automatically on Mac

If you do not wish for Skype to start automatically on your MacBook and run behind the scenes, follow the steps below to prevent or stop Skype from automatically starting on your Mac.

How to Stop Skype from Starting Automatically on Mac

Stop Skype from Starting Automatically on Mac

The concept behind Skype being able to start in a sequence when you run a Mac and Windows PC is to ensure that your system is in a position to take Skype messages and calls.

The issue in this setup lies in the fact that it launches Skype at the time of startup on your MacBook and is working in the background, taking up your device's resources.

Because Skype is known to be a resource-intensive application that allows Skype to begin automatically when you install Mac and play in the background could affect the speed of performance on your PC.

Additionally, if you're using Skype occasionally, there isn't any real reason to allow Skype to begin with your computer and run in the background.


1.    Stop Skype from Starting Automatically on Mac

The most commonly cited explanation for Skype Starting Automatically on a Mac is due to the "Open after Login" option being activated after the installation of Skype. Skype App.

Right-click on the Skype icon within the dock of your Mac > hoover your mouse over Options, then select the "Open at Login" option in the side menu.


This will disable the "Open upon login" option and stop Skype from automatically starting on Mac when you restart your computer.


2.    Stop Skype from automatically starting for you on Mac Using Settings.

It is also possible to Prevent Skype From automatically starting during startup on your Mac by opening the System Preferences.

Click on the Apple icon in the top menu bar and choose System Preferences from the dropdown menu.


In the System Preferences screen, click on the Users & Groups Icon.


On the screen for Users and Groups, go to the Login Items tab. Select your User Account from the left-hand side. In the right-hand pane, choose Skype and then click on the minus "-" icon.


This will eliminate Skype from the list of applications that can start in a sequence when you boot your MacBook, and you won't be able to find Skype automatically starting within your MacBook. 

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