How do I remove an authorized device on iPhone?

Answered by Willie Powers

To remove an authorized device on your iPhone, follow these steps:

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. It is represented by a gear icon and can usually be found on your home screen.

2. In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on your name. This will take you to your Apple ID settings.

3. In the Apple ID settings, you will find various options related to your account. Look for the “Media & Purchases” option and tap on it.

4. Under the Media & Purchases section, you will see a list of devices associated with your Apple ID. This includes both your current device and any other devices that you have authorized.

5. Tap on “View Account” to proceed. You may be asked to sign in with your Apple ID and password for security purposes.

6. Once you have successfully signed in, scroll down until you find the section labeled “Devices.” This section will display all the devices that are currently authorized with your Apple ID.

7. Find the device that you want to remove from the list and tap on it. This will bring up more details about the selected device.

8. At the bottom of the device details screen, you will see an option to “Remove This Device.” Tap on it to initiate the removal process.

9. You may be prompted to confirm your action. If so, confirm the removal by tapping on “Remove” or “Confirm.”

10. The selected device will now be removed from your list of authorized devices. This means that it will no longer have access to your Apple ID and associated services.

It’s important to note that removing a device will only remove its authorization, and it will not erase any data or settings on the device itself. If you no longer have access to the device or want to completely wipe it, you may need to perform a separate process such as a factory reset.

By following these steps, you can easily remove an authorized device from your iPhone or iPad. This can be useful if you have sold or given away a device, or if you simply want to manage your authorized devices more effectively.