How Do I Remove, Delete, Unlink, Deactivate Associated iOS Device or Mac, Apple ID and iCloud Account

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC or Android phone will automatically associate with your Apple ID and iTunes when you use certain iTunes features so that you can download and play music, movies, TV shows, etc. that you previously bought from iTunes Store. You will need to remove associated device if:

  • You reach limit of associations and want to add a new one. Maximum 10 devices (no more than five of them computers) associated with your Apple ID and iTunes at one time.
  • You can’t download past purchases from the iTunes Store.
  • You want to sell or give away an associated device.

To remove, delete, unlink or deactivate associated iOS device or Mac from Apple ID and iCloud account, follow these steps.

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Content Summary

Solution 1: Remove Associated Devices on Mac or PC using iTunes
Solution 2: Remove associated devices on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Solution 3: Disable Find My Mac
Solution 4: Disable Find My iPhone / iPad
Solution 5: Deauthorize Apple ID on iTunes for Mac
Solution 6: Sign Out from App Store
Solution 7: Sign Out of your Apple ID account on Mac
Solution 8: Remove Apple ID from iCloud
Solution 9: Disable iCloud on Mac
Solution 10: Remove Associated Devices on the web
Reference

Solution 1: Remove Associated Devices on Mac or PC using iTunes

List of associated devices that you can view in iTunes is not the same as the list of devices that you’re currently signed in to with your Apple ID. You can check your Apple ID device list to see where you’re signed in on your Apple ID account page.

Step 1: Open iTunes.

Step 2: Sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 3: From the menu bar, choose Account > View My Account.

Step 4: Enter your password, then click View Account.

Step 5: Scroll to the iTunes in Cloud section then click Manage Devices.

Step 6: On the Manage Devices page, click Remove button next to the device that you want to dissociate, and it should disappear from that list.

Step 7: Click Done.

Solution 2: Remove associated devices on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Step 1: Tap Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store.

Step 2: Tap your Apple ID.

Step 3: Tap View Apple ID. You might be asked to enter your password.

Step 4: Scroll to the iTunes in Cloud section, then tap Remove This Device.

Solution 3: Disable Find My Mac

Step 1: Launch System Preferences > iCloud > Find My Mac option.

Step 2: Click the checkbox to disable Find My Mac.

Step 3: Enter your Apple ID password and click Continue to confirm.

Solution 4: Disable Find My iPhone / iPad

Step 1: Launch Settings app.

Step 2: Tap the Apple ID banner at the top of the main Settings screen.

Step 3: Tap iCloud > Find My iPhone.

Step 4: Toggle off Find My iPhone.

Step 5: Enter your Apple ID password and tap Turn Off to confirm.

Solution 5: Deauthorize Apple ID on iTunes for Mac

Step 1: Launch iTunes.

Step 2: Click Account in the Mac menu bar.

Step 3: Choose Authorizations and click Deauthorize This Computer...

Step 4: Enter your Apple ID password and click Deauthorize to confirm.

Solution 6: Sign Out from App Store

Step 1: Open App Store app.

Step 2: Tap the circular avatar at the top right.

Step 3: Tap Sign Out at the bottom.

Step 4: Enter your Apple ID and Password and tap Done.

Solution 7: Sign out of your Apple ID account on Mac

Step 1: Launch System Preferences > iCloud.

Step 2: Click Sign Out in the bottom left corner of the iCloud preferences pane.

Step 3: If you’d like to keep a copy of your iCloud data on your Mac click Keep a Copy, otherwise deselect the data categories and click Continue.

Solution 8: Remove Apple ID from iCloud

Step 1: Open the Settings app, then tap on iCloud and go to Account.

Step 2: You will be asked for a password, if you don’t have it then just simple input any random text and then tap on Done on the top right corner of your iPhone.

Step 3: When you see this prompt: Username or password is incorrect., then tap on OK and tap on Cancel.

Step 4: Navigate back to the iCloud Account page, remove the description part of the account and then again tap on Done, after which you will be able to access the iCloud page without a password.

Step 5: Scroll down and tap on Delete. You’ll get a warning prompt, where you need to tap on Delete again.

Step 6: Go to Settings > Music.

Step 7: Scroll to the bottom and tap the Apple ID under Home Sharing. Tap Sign Out.

Step 8: Go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive. Tap the Apple ID and Sign Out.

Step 9: When signed out you can tap Sign In and enter your Apple ID and password to start using the device.

Solution 9: Disable iCloud on Mac

Step 1: Go System Preferences > Mail, Contacts & Calendars > iCloud.

Step 2: Check the box next to the App you want to disable.

Solution 10: Remove Associated Devices on the web

Step 1: Go to appleid.apple.com and sign in with your Apple ID. If prompted, type in your two-factor authentication code.

Step 2: Scroll down to Devices section.

Step 3: Choose device that you want to dissociate and click Remove.

Step 4: Click Remove this [Device] to confirm.

Reference

Apple Support: View and remove your associated devices in iTunes