How to Remove a Device from an Apple ID on an iPhone

Use these steps to remove a device from your Apple ID using an iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings app.

    open Settings

  2. Touch your Apple ID banner at the top of the screen.

    select the Apple ID banner

  3. Select the device to remove.

    choose the device to remove

  4. Choose the “Remove from Account” option.

    tap the Remove from Account button

  5. Tap “Remove” again to confirm.

    how to remove a device from an Apple ID

The steps above were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.4.1, but will also work on other iPhone models using iOS 13.

Note that the specific text on the “Remove” confirmation pop-up will vary depending on the type of device that it is. For example, I removed a Roku in the steps above, but it never had any elevated permissions, so it can reappear later.

However, if you elect to remove an iPhone or an iPad, for example, then you will see a message that says “After you remove this iPad/iPhone, it will no longer be able to approve new devices or use iCloud and other services until you sing in again.”

If you are removing a device because you got a new one, then this is typically all that you will need to do to complete this process. However, if you are removing an unknown device that appeared on your list of approved devices, then you may also want to consider changing your Apple ID password.

You can change your Apple ID password from your iPhone by going to Settings > Apple ID > Password & Security then tapping Change Password at the top of the screen.

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