How to Remove Associated iOS Device or Mac from 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

Originally published at on October 11, 2018.

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