Mac OS Open App at Login
Mac OS Open Teams at Login
Normally in Mac OS (currently Sierra 10.12.4), applications can be added to items to open at login (System Preferences>Users & Groups>Login Items). We have noticed that Microsoft Teams does not open after login when this is configured. Has anyone else experienced this? Any solutions would be appreciated. Thanks!
Daniel Crabbe commented
the opposite is happening to me. I can't stop it from being re-added to login items when its used. Even with 'Auto-start application' turn off in the app itself.
For all of you that want to STOP Microsoft Teams from automatically add itself to the login items every time you open it:
If you don't have already a Teams profile, create one. You can use your Microsoft account email to set up a Teams profile.
Open the macOS Teams app and log in with your Teams profile.
In Microsoft Teams > Click on your avatar > Settings > General > untick Auto-start application
Make sure that you remove the app also from the "open at login" items, this should be the last time you have to do that.
Since this is a top Google search result for this problem I thought I'd post this here. Within Teams itself, go to Settings, General, and then check/uncheck "Auto-start Application". Worked for me.
Arthur Smith Jr commented
I cannot keep Teams from auto starting on my Mac. And to the point of others here, I know how to use the 'Users & Groups' config to remove login items. The issue is, after I remove Teams from the Login Items, it continues to add itself back to the Login Items - even after I lock the 'Admin' (me) to prevent changes without a password. This is continued and obnoxious behavior. Please, no responses on how to use the System Preferences. The others in this string seem all to understand that, as do I. As 'Anonymous' stated this is not standard Mac behavior. Is anyone on this thread associated with Microsoft Teams and can give a response? Thanks
2020 and this still happens. It isn't standard Mac behavior. to make it open at login you have to go into the team settings. and to disable it also
to stop Teams from autoloading:
Choose Apple Menu > System Preferences > click User & Groups.
Select your user account, then click Login Items at the top of the window.
Check if Teams exists in the list, if so remove it.
Lex Luthor commented
You that cannot get Teams to open at login...you're lucky. I cant get it to SHUT THE **** UP at login. I remove it, deselect the option in Settings...it STILL LAUNCHES!
You're kidding, right? I have the EXACt OPPOSITE problem. I can't stop Teams from autoloading, even when I remove it from log-in items and uncheck Open At Login in the dock... upon reboot, it reconfigures my settings and auto-starts.
Andrew Rondeau commented
Normally, if I right-click on an application in the dock, and enable "Open at Login," and application doesn't go out of its way to disable such an option.
It's as if someone specifically went out of their way to write code in Microsoft Teams for Mac to remove their application from the login items.
This is a very asinine and short-sighted decision, as Microsoft Teams is the kind of application that I explicitly want to start automatically when I login or reboot.
Luis Costa commented
I have also tried to figure out how to keep Microsoft Teams opening at login but once in a while it stops doing it. If I activate "Open at login" on the doc bar apparently it loses this setting every time there is an update. By not opening at login, it loses the ability to notify immediately a member of the Team which becomes a bit frustrating in an organisation!
Simon Waller commented
I want Teams to open when I start my Mac. Setting the Open at Login does not stay active when Teams is shut down or when I restart my Mac