One of the great things about owning Apple devices is how you can operate seamlessly from one device to another. As long as your account is signed in and synced in all your Apple devices, doing everything in any of them will be a breeze. Transferring data from your iPhone to your iPad shouldn’t be a problem and all your information can be shared amongst your linked devices.
On the other hand, you may also want to disconnect your iPhone from your iPad, say if you’re selling one of them. For whatever reason it may be, it’s also quite easy to unlink your iPhone from your iPad. There are mainly three methods for you to accomplish this and you don’t have to be a techie to get it done. Here is a guide on how to disconnect your iPhone from your iPad successfully.
Disconnect iPhone from iPad
Using An Apple ID Associated Device
Of course, the fastest way to disconnect your iPhone from your iPad is by using an Apple ID associated device. You don’t even actually need a computer to accomplish this simple task. Gone are the days when you have to rely on iTunes to do these things. You can just use your iPhone to unlink this device from your iPad. Consequently, you can also use your iPad to remove your iPhone as one of its linked devices.
First of all, you must have access to the Internet in order to disconnect both devices properly. Also, make sure that the Apple ID that you’re using for both devices are one and the same. Once you’ve confirmed these two conditions, follow these steps to disconnect your iPhone from your iPad:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Tap the name banner located at the top of the screen.
- Select the option iTunes & App Store.
- Tap on your Apple ID located at the top of the screen. This should open your account settings.
- Select View Apple ID when prompted.
- Scroll down the list and tap on Remove This Device. This will permanently remove this specific device from your account for good and that’s it.
Using A Mac
Another Apple device that you can use to disconnect your iPhone from your iPad is your Mac. The easiest way to do this is to use your Apple Music app on your Mac to remove either your iPhone or your iPad from your list of devices linked to your Apple ID. However, your Mac should first be updated to the latest version of macOS. Otherwise, this method won’t work.
If you’re not keen on updating your Mac yet, you can still use it to unlink your iPhone and your iPad. Instead of Apple Music, you’ll have to use the iTunes app to do the job. With iTunes, it won’t matter what version of macOS you’re currently using. Here are the steps to take to disconnect your iPhone from your iPad using the iTunes app on your Mac:
- Open the iTunes app on your Mac.
- Click on Account located at the top of the window.
- Select View My Account. A new window will appear containing your Apple account details.
- Under the iTunes in the Cloud section, select Manage Devices. This will show you a list of devices connected with your Apple account.
- Select the Apple device on the list that you wish to disconnect from your account. Click on Remove to delete it from the list and you’re good to go.
Using A Windows PC
While not ideal, you can also use a Windows PC to help you disconnect your iPhone from your iPad. As long as you have the iTunes app on your PC, then you’re covered. Just make sure that you’re logged in to the iTunes app on your Windows PC. The same account must be used for your iTunes app as well as your iPhone or your iPad. If these conditions are met, follow these instructions on how to disconnect your iPhone from your iPad properly:
- Open the iTunes app on your Windows PC.
- Click on Account located at the top menu bar of the window. From the list, click on View My Account. A new window should open containing your Apple account details.
- Go to the iTunes in the Cloud section and select Manage Devices.
- From the list of devices displayed on the screen, select the device you wish to remove from your account.
- Click on Remove after selecting the specific device. This should automatically disconnect either your iPhone or your iPad from your account, which should disconnect them from each other as well.