2021 New Methods to Remove a Device from Your Apple ID

Lisa OuUpdated by Lisa Ou / June 17, 2021 16:30

Your Apple ID builds a smart connection between your Apple devices. It also protects the data on them when they are in the wrong hands and may help you find them back when they are lost. An unwanted device linked to your Apple ID means nothing good and can even do harm to your privacy. This post will talk about why you need and how to remove a device from your Apple ID. You can read this post to learn how to view the devices linked to your Apple ID and decide whether to delete a device from your account or not.

2021 New Methods to Remove a Device from Your Apple ID
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Guide List

1. How to View and Remove Devices from Your Apple ID

Steps to remove a device from your Apple ID on iOS:

Step 1Tap the Settings app (that gear icon).

enter ios settings and tap your name

Step 2Tap [your name] at the top of the Settings screen.

Step 3Scroll down and tap the device you want to remove.

select a device and tap to remove it

Step 4Tap the Remove from account button. Then you will be asked to confirm the removal. Just tap Remove to remove the device from your Apple ID.

Steps to remove a device from your Apple ID on Mac:

Step 1Click the apple icon and then enter System Preferences.

enter mac system preferences

Step 2Click the Apple ID button in the top right corner of the window. Click iCloud ID instead of Apple ID if you don’t find an Apple ID button.

click apple id in preferences

Step 3In the Apple ID interface, you can view the list of your devices in the bottom left corner. Click on the device you want to remove and then you will see the information about it showed in the main field of the window.

select a device and click to remove it from apple id

Step 4Click the Remove from account button. This will prompt a confirming notice. Just click the Remove button to remove the device from your Apple ID.

Steps to remove a device from your Apple ID in any web browser

Step 1Visit https://www.icloud.com/ in your browser. In the center of the webpage, enter your Apple ID and password to log in to the account.

sign in to icloud

Step 2Click your account name in the top right corne and then click Account Settings.

click account settings in top right corner

Step 3In the lower part of the webpage, you can find the My Device section showing your devices. Click on the device you want to remove from your Apple ID.

click on a device you want to remove

Step 4The Devices window will pop up then. Click the cross icon to remove the device from your Apple ID.

click the cross to remove the device from apple id

Step 5Then you will be asked for confirmation. Just click the Remove button to confirm.

click remove to confirm removing the device from apple id
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2. Why You Need to Remove Devices from Your Apple ID

1. You don’t recognize a device linked to your Apple ID

When you see there’s a device you don’t know linked to your Apple ID, it means someone else knows your Apple ID and password (or you logged in to your account on that device but forgot about it). Remove the device from your Apple ID immediately and change your Apple ID password.  

2. You don’t use an Apple device anymore but don’t want to give it away yet.

An Apple device you don’t use any longer can be a potential danger. With merely the screen passcode of that device, one can change your Apple ID password without knowing the current one. To prevent such a case, remove that device from your Apple ID, and this can also keep the device from receiving two-factor authentication codes.

3. You are going to give your device away or sell it.

When you want to sell or give away your Apple device, you need to remove Apple ID and erase all content and settings beforehand, for you don’t want your photos and other privacies to be available to others.

3. How to Remove a Device from Apple ID without Password

Sometimes you may be baffled by an Apple ID, that you don’t know its password, on your device, like when you got a second-hand iPhone. Then you need to remove the device from that Apple ID so that it can be free to use and you can log in to your own Apple ID on it. But how can you do it without knowing the password? In fact, you can remove it with the assistance of FoneLab iOS Unlocker. Here are the key features of it.

  1. Remove iOS devices from Apple ID without the current password.
  2. Work on all iOS versions including the latest iOS 14.6
  3. Unlock Touch ID and Face ID for iOS devices.
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FoneLab iOS Unlocker

FoneLab Helps you unlock iPhone screen, Removes Apple ID or its password, Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

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  • Removes Apple ID or its password.
  • Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

Steps to remove a device from Apple ID with FoneLab iOS Unlocker:

Step 1Install and launch FoneLab iOS Unlocker. In the main interface, select Remove Apple ID.

unlocker interface

Step 2Connect your iOS device to the computer via a suitable cable and tap Trust on the device when asked to do so. You may also need to enter your screen passcode here.

remove apple id interface

Step 3The program should automatically move to the next interface Remove Apple ID. Then you need to manually go to Settings-[your name]-Find My to turn off Find My Device feature before clicking the Start button to move on.

start to remove apple id

Step 4Your iOS device will then restart. During it, the program will automatically remove the device from the Apple ID. When the device is fully restarted and you see the success notice in the program, you will find the device is free from the Apple ID.

start to remove apple id

4. FAQs about Removing Device from Apple ID

How to create a new Apple ID?

Open your web browser and visit https://appleid.apple.com/. In the top right corner of the webpage, you can find Create Your Apple ID. Click it. Follow the instructions to fill the form to create a new Apple ID.

What does removing a device from Apple ID do?

On a device linked to your Apple ID, one person can use merely the screen passcode to unlock the device and change your Apple ID password without the current password. Removing the device from your Apple ID can prevent its happening.

How do I stop my two Apple devices from syncing?

Go to Settings-[your name]-iCloud. There you can turn off the syncing for the device. You can also consider creating another Apple ID so that you can use different Apple IDs on your devices and the data won’t mix up.

When you find there is a device you don’t recognize linked to your Apple ID, or when you want to stop using an Apple device, you need to remove the device from your Apple ID. You can do it on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, and many other devices that can use a web browser following the instructions in this post.

FoneLab iOS Unlocker
FoneLab iOS Unlocker

FoneLab Helps you unlock iPhone screen, Removes Apple ID or its password, Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.

  • Helps you unlock iPhone screen.
  • Removes Apple ID or its password.
  • Remove screen time or restriction passcode in seconds.
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