How to remove a device from Apple ID?

When you subscribe to an Apple service or buy any item from Apple, the device you use for it becomes associated with your Apple ID. You might want to delete that device in case when you reach a limit of associations, want to sell or give away the associated device or can’t re-download the purchases from the Apple Store, Apple TV app, the iTunes Store and other Apple services. If you are looking for the guide how to remove a device from Apple ID, this article is for you.

More about associated devices

Apple allows you to have ten devices, no more than five computers, associated with your Apple ID for purchases at a time. You can’t associate an already associated device with a particular Apple ID with another Apple ID before 90 days.

The list of the devices associated is different from the list of the devices you are currently signed in with your Apple ID.  If you are not using a device anymore, or if you don’t recognize it, you might want to remove it from the list.

Removing a device from an Apple ID means you will no longer be able to access to its any iCloud/ Apple services. This, however, does not mean that it will erase the device. When you remove a device from an Apple ID account, you will no longer be signed in to the device. Check the tutorial below how you can do this.

Steps how to remove a device from Apple ID

Use a Mac or PC to remove associated devices

  • Open Mac and go to the Apple Music app or, on your PC, open the iTunes for Windows,
  • In the menu bar, click on Account and go to the View My Account option (and sign-in with your Apple ID if asked for),
  • Go to the Manage Devices option, you will see a list of associated devices,

  • To remove a device from the list, click on Remove button.

Note: If you can’t remove the device, sign-out to the Apple ID account and try after sign back in again. If you still find problem in removing, wait for 90 days so that you can associate it with a different Apple ID.

Remove the associated devices using iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

  • Launch Settings app and tap your name,
  • Then, tap on Media & Purchases and then on View Account,
  • Now, scroll down to find Remove This Device and click on it.

 Use the web to remove a device

  • Launch your browser and visi the Apple ID account page (,
  • Then, type in your Apple ID and password to sign-in,
  • Scroll down now till you find Devices Section,
  • Click on the device to remove and finally click on the Remove from Account link.

Permanently remove the device

 If you still sign in to your Apple ID to the device, it might reappear on the account page the next time you connect to the internet. In order to remove the device permanently from the account, sign out of iCloud, iCloud, iTunes & App Stores, iMessage, FaceTime, and Game Center on that device or erase that device.

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This is all in the article how to remove a device from Apple ID. We believe these steps are so simple and you will not find any trouble in performing them on your own. Still, if you find any trouble in any steps, let us know through the comment section below.

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