If you’ve been using your Apple ID on multiple devices for a long time, chances are you have a long list of trusted devices linked to your account. This can pose a huge security risk if you pass your old devices on to someone else. So, if your list of trusted devices has grown too long, here’s how to remove a trusted device from your Apple ID using your iPhone, iPod, or iPad.

Remove Trusted Device from Apple ID Using iPhone, iPod, or iPad

Now keep in mind that removing a trusted device from the list will not reset or erase that device. It just unlinks your Apple ID from that particular device and you can add it back to your list later if you want.

Also, you cannot remove the device, in this case, your iPhone, iPod, or iPad, from which you are accessing the list. So, with those things clear, let’s get to the steps to remove a trusted device using your iOS or iPadOS device, shall we?

What are trusted devices?

Before we move on to the steps to remove a device from your list of trusted devices, let me tell you what a “trusted” device is. Your list of trusted devices includes all devices linked to your Apple ID.

When you sign in to a new device using your Apple ID, it’s automatically added to the list and stays there until you manually remove it. So here’s how to remove a certain device, which you no longer use or trust, from the list right from your iOS or iPadOS device.

Steps to remove trusted devices from your Apple ID

1. Unlock your iPhone, iPod or iPad and Go to Settings ยป.

2. Tap your name at the top to open your account settings.

3. Wait a few seconds for your device to charge, then scroll all the way down to find the list from your trusted devices.

4. Now, tap the device you want to remove from the list and wait for it to open.

5. Press the “Remove from Account” button basically. Confirm your action by pressing the “Delete” button on the confirmation box and it’s done.

6. So now if you see the deleted device on your list, you won’t be able to access its settings because you will get the “Device not found” prompt on your iOS or iPadOS device. And once your iPhone, iPod, or iPad refreshes your account settings page, the deleted device will no longer appear in your list of trusted devices.

Remove trusted devices to better manage your Apple ID

So here are the steps to remove a device from your list of trusted devices using an iPhone, iPod or iPad. Follow these steps and remove any device linked to your Apple ID.

Also, I recommend that you monitor this list from time to time and check for any unknown device to protect your Apple ID. Luckily, if you see a device you don’t recognize, immediately remove it by following the steps above and change your Apple ID password.