[4 Ways] How to Disconnect an iPad from iPhone and Vice Versa

If you do not want your iPad/iPhone to be associated with other iOS device, you will need to follow the 4 methods for how to disconnect an iPad from an iPhone and vice versa on Windows, Mac, and iOS-based devices.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Aug. 30, 2022

I don’t want my iPad and iPhone linked. How do I stop my iPad from syncing with my iPhone or vice versa?

As soon as you enter the Apple ecosystem, you realize how everything works so seamlessly. You merely need to sign-in with your Apple ID on all of your Apple products. Your information and data can be shared among your linked iOS devices, including personal data like photos, texts, contacts, and iTunes purchases.

Nevertheless, sometimes, you may attempt to disconnect iPad from iPhone phone calls, iPhone photos, or iPhone messages and this is why you seek to disconnect your iPad from iPhone or vice versa like the mentioned user. Or you’re planning to sell one of your devices, so you have to disconnect this device from other iDevices in order to keep your personal data safe.

We provide detailed instructions on 3 proven ways to disconnect an iPad from an iPhone there and you can either perform on your iOS-based devices, Windows, or Mac computer. Since unlinking iPad from iPhone requires users to enter the Apple ID and password, we also show you how to remove Apple ID in case you fail to recall Apple ID account and password.

Further Reading: How to Change Apple ID on iPhone/iPad/iPod >

Method 1. Disconnect Your iPad from iPhone on iOS-based Devices

One of the many great things about using an Apple device is that you can perform many tasks right from your device without having to use a computer. Those days when you had to rely on apps like iTunes for even the smallest of tasks are gone and you can now do pretty much everything from your iPhone and iPad itself.

This includes being able to remove your associated devices as well. You can indeed disconnect your iPhone from your iPad or your iPad from your iPhone on your iOS-based device itself. All that you need is to access the Internet and you are good to perform the procedure.

Before you do the process, it is important that you verify the Apple ID you use on your device. It must be the same that you use on your other devices in order to unlink them from your account. The following steps will then help you do the procedure.

1. Launch the Settings app from the home screen on your iPad.

2. Tap on your name banner at the top of your screen.

3. Choose the option that says iTunes & App Store. You might be required to enter the password. Then it will open the iTunes settings screen for you.

Open the iTunes Section in iOS

Open the iTunes Section in iOS

4. At the top of your screen, you will see your Apple ID listed. Tap on your ID to access the account settings. Then, tap on View Apple ID in the prompt on your screen.

View your Apple ID in iOS

View your Apple ID in iOS

5. Scroll down and tap on the option that says Remove This Device. It will remove your device from your account.

Remove your Device in iOS

Remove your Device in iOS

You are all set. You have successfully disconnected your iPad from your iPhone. Similarly, you can use this way to disconnect your iPhone from iPad.

Method 2. Disconnect iPad from iPhone on Mac

If you are a Mac user, you can use the Apple Music app on your machine to remove any unwanted devices from your account. This allows you to remove your iPhone and iPad that are linked to your Apple ID. In order to use the Apple Music app, though, you will need to update your Mac to the latest version of macOS.

It requires updating your Mac because the older versions of macOS do not include the Apple Music app on themselves. In those versions, though, you can use the iTunes app to do your task. That basically means no matter what version of macOS you are running, you can still delink the devices associated with your Apple account on your Mac computer.

The following shows how to use iTunes on your Mac to disconnect an iPad from an iPhone.

Step 1. Launch the iTunes app from the Launchpad on your Mac. You can use the Applications folder as well to open the app.

Open iTunes on Mac

Open iTunes on Mac

Step 2. When the app opens, click on the option that says Account at the top and choose View My Account. It will open the details for your Apple account.

View your Accounts on Mac

View your Accounts on Mac

Step 3. On the following screen, find the section that says iTunes in the Cloud. Then, click on the option for Manage Devices in this section.

Manage your Devices on Mac

Manage your Devices on Mac

Step 4. You will see a list of devices that are associated with your Apple account. To disconnect your iPad from your iPhone, select your iPad in the list and click on the Remove button for it.

Disconnect an iPad from an iPhone using Mac

Disconnect an iPad from an iPhone using Mac

Your chosen device will be removed from the devices list. It is no longer linked to your account.

Also Read: How to Transfer iTunes Library to New Mac >

Method 3. Disconnect iPad from iPhone on Windows

When it comes to working with Apple devices on a Windows PC, you do not have as many options as Mac. However, that does not mean you cannot disconnect your iPhone from your iPad or vice versa if you use a Windows computer. iTunes app on your Windows computer allows you to remove the devices as well if you want to do that. That is exactly the option you can use to unlink your iPad or iPhone from your Apple devices list.

You must be logged in to the iTunes app on your Windows computer. Also, you must use the same account in iTunes that you use on your iPhone or iPad device. Then, follow the following steps to disconnect your devices from each other.

Step 1. Open the Start Menu on your PC, search for iTunes, and launch the app on your computer.

Access iTunes on Windows

Access iTunes on Windows

Step 2. When iTunes launches on your PC, click on the Account menu in the top menu bar and select the View My Account option. It will let you access your Apple account.

Open your Accounts in iTunes on Windows

Open your Accounts in iTunes on Windows

Step 3. On the screen that follows, scroll down to the iTunes in the Cloud section and click on the Manage Devices option.

Manage your Associated Devices on Windows

Manage your Associated Devices on Windows

Step 4. It will display all the devices that are linked to your account. Click on the Remove button for the device that you no longer want to keep connected and it will be removed.

Disconnect an iPhone from an iPad on Windows

Disconnect an iPhone from an iPad on Windows

That is all there is to disconnecting an iPad from an iPhone using a Windows PC.

Method 4. How to Unlink iPad from iPhone without Apple ID Password?

In order to remove a device from your account, your device will require you to enter the password for your Apple ID. In case you cannot recall the password, you lose the ability to remove or disconnect any of your connected devices. In situations like those, you may want to take some outside help to fix the issues you are facing. That is where the AnyUnlock – iPhone Password Unlocker comes into the picture. This app allows you to remove the Apple ID from your iOS devices without having to enter your password.

AnyUnlock – Complete Solution to iOS Locks

  • Remove Apple ID/iCloud account from iOS devices without password.
  • Access screen-locked iPhone if you fail to recall the passcode.
  • Get back or remove iTunes backup passcodes.
  • Supports all iPhones, including iPhone 14 and iOS 16.

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With AnyUnlock, you do not need to enter your Apple ID username or password to be able to remove the ID from your iPhone or iPad. All this app requires is a few clicks and it removes the associated Apple account from your iOS device. Now you can follow the detailed steps to remove Apple ID from your iOS device so as to disconnect your iPad from your iPhone or vice versa.

Option 1. Remove Apple ID when “Find My iPhone” is Turned off

Step 1. Launch AnyUnlock and click on Unlock Apple ID on the main interface.

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

Step 2. Connect your iPad to your computer via a USB cable > Click on Unlock Now button.

Click Unlock Now Button to Start Resetting iPad

Click Unlock Now Button to Start Resetting iPad

Step 3. Wait while AnyUnlcok removes the linked Apple ID from your iOS-based device. This should not take too long. When the Apple ID has unlocked, you will see the interface below.

Apple ID Removed Successfully

Apple ID Removed Successfully

Option 2. Remove Apple ID when Two-Factor Authentication Enabled(iOS 11.4 and above)

Step 1. If the Two-Factor Authentication function is enabled on your iPad, you will see the interface below when you connect your iPad to computer and click the Unlock Now button. Just make sure the screen passcode and the Two-Factor authentication are turned on > Click on the Continue button > Tap on Confirmed button to start the Apple ID unlocking process.

Check Device Status

Check Device Status

Step 2. Then, AnyUnlock will download the firmware package, after the firmware package downloading was complete, please select the Unlock Now button. It will start to unlock Apple ID automatically.

Firmware Download Complete

Firmware Download Complete

Step 3. Wait while AnyUnlcok removes the linked Apple ID from your iPad. This should not take too long. Then, take the following steps to set up your iPad and complete the Apple ID unlocking process.

Set up Your Device to Complete the Apple ID Unlocking Process

Set up Your Device to Complete the Apple ID Unlocking Process

Once the Apple ID is removed, your device will no longer be connected with your other Apple devices using the same Apple ID.

If the Find My function is enabled and your device is running the system below iOS 11.4, you can also install AnyUnlock and remove Apple ID with simple clicks.

The Bottom Line

If you no longer want to use your iPad with your iPhone, you can follow the above methods to disconnect an iPad from an iPhone to get rid of your unwanted device on your other Apple devices. We hope the guide helps you do that. And if you forgot Apple ID or password to enter services, try AnyUnlock to reset Apple ID. Also, if you got further ideas about how to disconnect an iPhone or iPad from another device, feel free to share with us in the comment area.

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Senior writer of the iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android-related issues.

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