How to remove your Apple device from its iCloud account

1. Head to and sign in with your Apple account:

2. At the top of the page, click all devices and then click the device that needs to be removed:

3. Choose the option that says ERASE. You will need to confirm your Apple ID and Password:

4. You will need to choose a 6 digit code in case you try to recover this device. This won’t be needed if you’re selling the device so you can choose any 6 numbers. You will need to confirm your selection by re-entering the code. Then hit DONE:

5. It will take some time to erase. Then, click the X next to the device to remove it from the account and click REMOVE:

How Do I Remove a Device From My Apple Account?

You can remove an iPad, iPhone, or even your Mac from your Apple account from your other Apple devices. Just make sure you’re signed in to your Apple account on the device you plan to use; otherwise, it won’t know what devices to look for. From your iPhone or iPad:

The option to remove a device from your Apple account will not appear if you are logged into your Apple account while using that device to attempt removal (ex: using your iPad Air to remove itself).

  1. Open your device’s Settings.

  2. From the Settings menu, tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen. It should display your name and the photo you selected to represent your account.

  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the menu and you’ll see a list of the different devices that are connected to your Apple ID.

  4. Select the device you want to remove from your Apple account.

  5. From the devices information page, tap Remove from Account.

  6. A pop-up will appear to let you know that removing the device from your account will prevent it from using iCloud or other Apple services until you log back in.

  7. Tap Remove to remove the device from your account.

  8. Depending on the device being removed, another pop-up may appear telling you to contact your carrier to deactivate your SIM card. Tap OK.

  9. While this process will remove the device from your Apple account, the device will still have your login details stored and may ask you to log back in. To fully remove the device from your account, you will need to manually log out of your Apple account from the device you’ve removed.

  10. To sign out of your Apple account on the device, go to your Apple ID menu and scroll down, then tap Sign Out.

  11. Type in your Apple ID password, then tap Turn Off to confirm.

  12. Once you’ve signed out of your Apple account and removed your device, you can log back in if needed. Or someone else can input their Apple ID to connect the device to their account instead.

    Removing a device from your Apple account and signing out does not remove all your data or information. If you intend to sell your device, be sure to perform a factory reset.