4 Ways to Remove Apple ID From Unused and Old Devices

Have a lot of unused Apple ID-linked devices? Here are 4 ways to remove Apple ID from unused and old devices. While many of us upgrade our devices every year, we often overlook one crucial aspect – whether or not the old device is still linked to your Apple ID. This is very important because if you don’t use your device and give it to someone or leave it in your drawer, it’s still signed in to your Apple ID, which can lead to issues. But for now, it’s important to remove all devices from your current Apple ID to keep things safe.

Your Apple ID is an important way of connecting all of your Apple devices. It can authenticate, sync account settings, and backup data to iCloud. That’s why you should periodically review and delete unused devices from your Apple ID. With older software-firmware versions, there is less risk of security issues.

These Are The 4 Ways to Remove Apple ID From Unused and Old Devices

There are four ways to remove devices from your Apple ID. First, an iPhone or iPad is used. You can also use a Mac. If you don’t have another iOS or macOS device, you can use the Apple ID management portal or the web app. But before you start, keep in mind a few points.

Things to keep in mind before removing a Device from Apple ID

The process of removing an old device that you no longer use is simple. Then, using the instructions below, remove it from your Apple ID’s list of devices. The device will no longer receive two-factor authentication codes, enhancing security in case it is misplaced.

If you want to remove an unknown device, you must change your Apple ID password immediately. Even if you signed in to the device a while ago and forgot your password, it’s prudent to create a new one just in case. Also, if you haven’t already, add two-factor authentication.

However, you should not remove devices that you still use. As a result, the device can no longer use iCloud services, putting your data at risk. Remove the device only if you want to delete it or change its Apple ID.

Selling a device is not without its challenges. Simply deleting the device from your Apple ID won’t sign you out. You must manually sign out by entering your password, or the device will be locked, preventing the buyer from using it. Also, before selling a device, make sure to wipe all data from it.

That brings us to our next issue: selling your device without first signing out won’t work. If you can’t physically access the device, you must first wipe it remotely using Find My iPhone before removing it.

1. Remove Apple ID Using iPhone/iPad

To remove a device from your Apple ID, simply go to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 1: In the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, tap your Apple ID and scroll down to see all your devices. Select the device to remove.

4 Ways to Remove Apple ID From Unused and Old Devices

Step 2: Hit Remove From Account, then tap Remove again to confirm.

4 Ways to Remove Apple ID From Unused and Old Devices

Delete the selected device from your Apple ID after a few seconds. Removing other devices is the same process.

2. Remove Device From Apple ID Using Mac

A Mac is another option for reviewing and deleting your Apple devices. A quick look through the System Preferences panel should help.

Step 1: Select System Preferences from the Apple menu.

Step 2: Select the Apple ID option.

Step 3: From the left pane, select the device to uninstall. Then click Remove Account.

Step 4: Confirm by clicking Remove.

Exit the System Preferences tab and repeat the process for any other devices you wish to delete.

3. Remove a Device from Apple ID using Account Manager

You should be able to quickly remove your Apple ID account from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac if you don’t have another Apple device. This method works on both desktop and mobile browsers, so you may perform this on a Windows or Android device.

Step 1: Log in to the Apple ID account management portal.

Step 2: Select the device from the Devices section and click Remove From Account.

Step 3: Tap Remove This iPhone/iPad/Mac to confirm.

Review and remove any more unneeded devices from your Apple ID account management portal before signing out of the portal.

4. Remove Device From your Apple ID Using

Remove devices from your Apple ID by using the iCloud web app on or the iCloud mobile app for iOS devices.

Step 1: To begin, go to and log in to your iCloud account.

Step 2: On the Launchpad, click your name in the upper-right corner, and then choose Account Settings.

Step 3: Select the device from the My Devices area that you want to remove.

Step 4: Remove the device by clicking the ‘x’-shaped symbol next to it.

Step 5: After you have made your selection, click Remove to confirm your action.

Afterward, log out of and close the browser.

In this article, we shared 4 ways to remove Apple ID from unused and old devices.

William Keener

William is a tech writer at Hacktoday. He's been writing how-to guides for about 4 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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