Media Sharing Is Off


Media sharing allows sharing of music, movies and TV shows between Macs. The recommended best practice is not to use the computer as a server but to utilize Apple's cloud storage to download and use content stored there if content stored with Apple is used on multiple devices.

Time to fix

<1 minute

How to disable Media Sharing

  • Open System Preferences, go to General, then click Sharing.
  • In the list, uncheck Media Sharing.

How to disable on Monterey and older

  • Open System Preferences, click Sharing.
  • Click the lock icon in the bottom-left, then enter the account password.
  • In the list on the left, uncheck Media Sharing.
Media sharing is off


Media sharing is off