Check and Remove Apple ID Linked Devices


  • To remove a device linked to your Apple ID, access your account settings and select the device to remove.
  • Regularly check and remove devices from your Apple ID to protect your data and privacy.
  • Bypass Activation Lock by providing the IMEI number to your carrier.
  • Manage trusted devices by removing unfamiliar ones and enabling two-factor authentication for added security.

In this article, I will discuss how to check and remove Apple ID linked devices.

Understanding the Issue and Removing Associated Devices

Understanding the Issue: If you have multiple devices linked to your Apple ID and you want to remove some of them for security or privacy reasons, it is important to understand the process.

Removing Associated Devices: To remove a device linked to your Apple ID, you will need to access your account settings. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, or System Preferences on your Mac computer. From there, select your name or Apple ID and then choose “Devices.”

From the list of devices: select the one you want to remove and click on the option to remove it from your account. You may be prompted to confirm your decision, so be sure you are removing the correct device.

After removing the device: it will no longer have access to your iCloud, iTunes, App Store, or any other services linked to your Apple ID. This can help protect your data and privacy in case the device is lost or stolen.

It’s important to regularly check: the devices linked to your Apple ID to ensure that only the ones you currently use are connected. This can also help you keep track of your devices and prevent unauthorized access to your accounts.

If you have AirPods: or other Bluetooth accessories linked to your Apple ID, make sure to remove them as well. This will prevent anyone else from using them with your account.

After removing a device: you may need to re-pair your AirPods or other accessories with your current devices. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to do so.

Regularly checking and removing: devices linked to your Apple ID is a good security practice. It helps you keep control of your account and data, and can prevent potential security breaches.

By following these steps: you can ensure that only the devices you trust have access to your Apple ID and associated services. Regularly reviewing and removing devices can help protect your privacy and security.

Bypassing Activation Lock

  • Step 1: Turn on the device and go to the Activation Lock screen.
  • Step 2: Press the Home button three times to reveal the “Emergency Call” option.
  • Step 3: Dial *#06# to display the IMEI number on the screen.
  • Step 4: Write down the IMEI number.
  • Step 5: Call your carrier and provide them with the IMEI number to unlock the device.

Managing Trusted Devices

Apple device management screen

Removing a Device: To remove a device from your Apple ID, simply tap on the device you want to remove and then select “Remove from Account.” Confirm your decision by tapping “Remove” again when prompted. This will unlink the selected device from your Apple ID.

Checking Trusted Devices: To ensure that only trusted devices are linked to your Apple ID, regularly check the list of devices associated with your account. If you see any unfamiliar devices, remove them immediately to prevent unauthorized access to your account and personal information.

Security Considerations: Keeping your list of trusted devices up to date is essential for maintaining the security of your Apple ID. Be vigilant about removing any devices you no longer use or do not recognize to prevent potential security breaches.

Additional Tips: To further secure your Apple ID, consider enabling two-factor authentication for an added layer of protection. This will require a verification code in addition to your password when signing in on a new device.

Regularly Review: Make it a habit to review and manage your trusted devices regularly to ensure the security of your Apple ID and personal information. By staying proactive and vigilant, you can protect your account from unauthorized access and potential threats.

Stay Informed: Stay informed about the latest security updates and best practices for managing your Apple ID and devices. By staying up to date with the latest information, you can better protect your personal data and maintain the security of your Apple ID.

Transferring Music from Computer to iPhone

To transfer music from your computer to your iPhone, you will need to follow a few simple steps. First, connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable. Once connected, open iTunes on your computer.

Next, select your iPhone from the list of devices in iTunes. You can then choose the music files you want to transfer from your computer to your iPhone.

After selecting the music files, click on the “Sync” button in iTunes to begin transferring the music to your iPhone. Once the sync is complete, you can disconnect your iPhone from your computer.

To ensure that the music files are successfully transferred to your iPhone, open the Music app on your device and check if the songs are there. If you encounter any issues during the transfer process, make sure both your computer and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and that they are both signed in to the same Apple ID.

If you have multiple devices linked to your Apple ID and want to remove any unnecessary ones, you can do so by following these steps:

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on your name at the top of the screen.

2. Scroll down and tap on “iTunes & App Store.”

3. Tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen and select “View Apple ID.” You may need to enter your Apple ID password.

4. Scroll down and tap on “Remove This Device” next to the device you want to unlink from your Apple ID.

5. Confirm that you want to remove the device by tapping on “Remove” in the pop-up window.


How do I unlink a device from another Apple ID?

To unlink a device from another Apple ID, you can sign in to and select the device from the Devices section. From there, you can choose “Remove from account” and confirm the action to unlink the device.

How do I know which Apple ID my device is associated with?

To know which Apple ID your device is associated with, you can simply go to the Apple Settings icon on your device’s home screen and tap on Your Name/Photo in the upper left corner. The email address shown on the top right is the Apple ID that is currently logged in.

Why is my Apple ID connected to another phone?

Your Apple ID is connected to another phone so that you can synchronise iTunes and iCloud data between devices, as well as have all purchased apps accessible on both phones. This is useful for individuals who have multiple phones for different purposes but want to keep their personal information on both devices.