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How To Unsync iPhone From iPad

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Using the same Apple ID on your iPhone and iPad allows you to receive texts, emails, and phone calls on both devices. iCloud also syncs data such as photos, videos, and reminders over both devices. 

If other family members use your iPad, you might not want your private messages, photos, and data to be synced on your iPad. In addition to this, if you are planning to sell your iPad, you would want to disconnect your iPhone from your iPad altogether.  

Quick Answer

To disconnect or unsync your devices, you can follow these steps.

1. Open the Settings application on your iPad.
2. Tap your Apple ID username at the top to open Apple ID settings.
3. Tap “Sign Out”.

This article aims to clarify different methods you can use to disconnect your iPhone and iPad to prevent syncing of private data.  

Unsync iPhone and iPad Through Your Apple ID 

Your iPhone, iPad, and other Apple devices will sync if you set them up using your Apple ID. If you do not want to sync your data on your iPad, you can disconnect the iPad from iCloud, completely disconnecting both devices. 

 To this, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPad.
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  2. Tap your Apple ID username at the top of the settings to open Apple ID settings.
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  3. Tap “iCloud”.
  4. Tap “Sign Out”.
Quick Tip

This will remove your Apple ID from the iPad, completely disabling any sync. This is a convenient method to manage syncing of data between your iPhone and iPad as it completely disconnects the device from your Apple ID.

How To Stop Syncing Between iPad and iPhone Without Disconnecting Apple ID

Removing your Apple ID from your iPad is generally inconvenient as it disables certain features such as Apple Pay and subscriptions. This is why it is more convenient to disable syncing on specific applications. This can be done by following the steps listed down below: 

  1. Open the Settings application on your iPad.
  2. Tap your Apple ID username at the top of the settings to open Apple ID settings.
  3. Tap “iCloud”.
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Now you will see several applications which use iCloud with toggle on and off buttons. The majority will be on by default. Turn the services that you do not want to sync between your iPad and iPhone off.

This is a better way to manage your data and prevent syncing of your data while still allowing you to enjoy Apple ID-related features. 

This method allows you to do the following.

  • Stop your iPad from receiving messages from your iPhone.
  • Prevent incoming calls from ringing on your iPad.
  • Avoid application downloading between iPhone and iPad.
  • Allows disabling iCloud to stop photos from syncing between iPhone and iPad.

How To Unsync Your iPad From Your iPhone From Syncing Handoff 

Handoff is a feature on Apple devices that allows you to sync certain apps like Safari on other devices. To turn off Syncing Handoff on your iPad, follow the following steps.

  1. Open the Settings application on your iPad.
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  2. Tap “General”.
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  3. Tap the toggle button next to “Handoff” to turn it off.

How To Disconnect Your iPad From Your iPhone Using iTunes 

If you have access to iTunes on your computer. Accessing it will allow you to see a list of all devices associated with your iTunes account. You can remove unwanted devices from here. 

To do this, follow these steps.

  1. Go to iTunes
  2. Go to the menu, click “Account”, and then click “View My Account”.
  3. You may need to enter your password
  4. Move towards “iTunes” in the cloud section and click “Manage Devices” (this appears if you have more than one device connected to your Apple ID account).
  5. The “Manage Devices” page will show the devices associated with your Apple ID. 
  6. Remove any devices you want to disconnect.

Conclusion 

All these methods work if you want to prevent synchronizing applications and data between your iPad and iPhone. However, it should be kept in mind that completely signing out your Apple ID from the iPad will result in inconvenience as it may disable certain features and subscriptions associated with an Apple ID. 

This is why it is better to unsync specific applications by using the toggle off option, which allows you to unsync specific applications and their data between your Apple devices. This method allows you to enjoy the services and subscriptions associated with your Apple ID. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I stop my iPhone from mirroring my iPad?

You can prevent mirroring between your iPhone and iPad by accessing the “Screen Mirroring” icon in the Control Center and tapping “Stop Mirroring”

How do I unmerge my Apple ID? 

You can do this by going to iCloud, signing in with your ID, and deleting it. You can also do it by accessing your iPhone settings. 

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