How to Remove Device from Apple ID

Remove iPhone from Apple ID with ease

by: - Last updated on: March 15th, 2022
Key Takeaways
  • Apple ID is a very pivotal part of all Apple devices as it withholds all sensitive data like photos, messages, and more.
  • One should regularly check the devices linked to an Apple ID in order to prevent their sensitive data from getting accessed.
  • We will have a look at some of the best methods to remove device from Apple ID with ease.

An Apple ID is one of the most important aspects of all Apple devices because it suppresses all sensitive data such as photos, contacts, messages and syncs them across all devices in the ecosystem in iCloud.

If you sell your device in the future but forget to log out from your Apple ID, the buyer can access all sensitive data associated with this Apple ID. Therefore, it is necessary to remove device from Apple ID to prevent unauthorized access.

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Another reason to remove devices from Apple ID is privacy. What do I mean by that? Well, it is recommended to remove Apple ID from older devices because these devices may be open to security vulnerabilities due to outdated iOS versions.

Depending on your preferences, there are several methods to remotely remove devices from Apple ID with iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Let us take a detailed look at each of them.

1. Remove Device from Apple ID on iPhone/iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Now, tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen. (Login with your Apple ID credentials if you are not already signed in)Apple ID profile on icloud
  3. Now, scroll down, and you will find all your Apple ID linked devices. Tap on the device you wish to remove and hit the Remove from account option.
  4. Boom, you have successfully removed the device from Apple ID using iPhone/iPad.

2. Remove Device from Apple ID on Mac

  1. Drag the cursor towards the Apple logo in the taskbar and select System Preferences from the drop-down list.
  2. Tap on the option labelled Apple ID.
  3. In the left pane, you will find a list of all the devices linked to the Apple ID. Select the device you wish to remove from the Apple ID.
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  4. Now, choose the Remove from Account option and again click Remove on the disclaimer pop-up message.
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  5. Once done, it will remove that device from the particular Apple ID.

3. Remove Device from Apple account using Safari

  1. Launch Safari on any other preferred browser and navigate to the following portal.
  2. Here, sign in with your Apple ID and select the device you wish to remove from the Apple ID.
  3. Now, hit the Remove from Account option in the pop-up window. If asked, confirm Remove one more time on the disclaimer pop-up screen.
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  4. Once done, it will remove the device from the Apple ID effortlessly.

4. Remove Device from Apple using iCloud

  1. Launch Safari or any other preferred browser and navigate to iCloud using this link.
  2. Log in with your credentials. (If you receive a pop-up asking if you want to Trust this browser, hit yes)
  3. Now, click on your name in the upper right corner of the screen and select Account Settings from the drop-down list.
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  4. Here, choose the device you wish to remove from your Apple ID under the My Devices tab.
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  5. After that, simply click on the cross icon next to the device name and confirm the disclaimer message.
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  6. Once done, it will remove the device from the Apple ID with ease.

Remove Data from Apple ID with Ease

As you have seen, the tech giant has kept the process of removing the device from an Apple ID is very simple, and an average user should have no problems whatsoever.

Let us know in the comments below if you found the article helpful and successfully removed your device from Apple ID.

FAQs about Removing iPhone from Apple ID

No, once you have removed your iPhone/iPad from an Apple ID, it will no longer send two-factor authentication messages to that device to protect your privacy. If you rely on 2FA codes, ensure you link another device to your Apple ID before unlinking a device.

Basically, if you remove a device from Apple ID, the data will no longer get synced to the Apple ID from that device, and you are free to do anything you want on that device. Secondly, that device will stop getting two-factor authentication codes as it is no longer linked to the Apple ID, thereby preventing your privacy.

Once you remove a device from Apple ID, if that device was set up to use Apple Pay, Apple Pay will be disabled for the device, and your cards are removed from the device, even if the device is offline. Also, if you had set up the device to receive 2FA codes, that will stop working as well. It also won't have access to iCloud and other Apple services, including Find My, until you sign in again with two-factor authentication.

You can use our guide above to remove a device from Apple ID. In case, you are unable to remove a device, you can try signing out of your Apple ID on that device and try again. if that doesn't work either, you might need to wait up to 90 days to associate that device with a different Apple ID. This is done for security reasons.

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You use the Trusted Device list to review the trusted devices that use your Apple ID.  In order to add trusted devices to your Apple ID, follow these steps:

On your Mac, choose Apple menu 2f77cc85238452e25cb517130188bf99 > System Preferences, then click Apple ID 68274e6a07b0f6c86044273a859c3f2a.

Viewing or changing settings on trusted devices that use your Apple ID is possible by selecting the device in the sidebar. Various options appear depending on the device. For example:

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Once you select a device, you get an option to remove it as a trusted device from your Apple account.

If you want to remove your Apple ID from an old iPhone, or any Apple device, you can

  • log in to your iCloud account via Safari or any web browser
  • click on your name in the upper right corner of the screen
  • select Account Settings
  • choose the device you wish to remove from your Apple ID under "My Devices" tab
  • simply click on the cross icon next to the device name and confirm the disclaimer message.

Apple will wipe all associated data and information from your iPhone when you remove the iPhone from your Apple ID. If you're switching accounts or selling your iPhone, you may want to remove your Apple ID.

 

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