With the wide array of Apple products available, ranging from computers, tablets, watches, and so on, it may be difficult to keep track of the devices you are currently signed on to with an Apple ID. Failing to keep track of these registered devices presents a potential security risk to the personal data stored on your account. It is possible to manage your list of registered Apple ID devices and remove suspicious or previous devices from your account altogether.
There are multiple reasons to perform a security check up on the Apple devices associated with your account. If a previous Apple device was lost, stolen, or given away, it is best to remove the device from being associated with your Apple ID to prevent unauthorized access to your personal data.
To check your registered devices on a computer, navigate to iCloud.com. From there, you will be prompted to login with your Apple ID credentials. Once logged in, you will select Account Settings. Under the My Devices section, you will see all devices signed in with your Apple ID.
Clicking on each device will give you additional information regarding the device such as the last five letters and numbers of the device serial number. You will also have the option to remove the device from your account, therefor disassociating it with your Apple ID.
To perform this checkup on an iPhone, navigate to the Settings application and click on your name at the top which contains your Apple ID information. From there, you will see the list of devices associated with your Apple ID account with the option to remove devices you don’t need anymore.
It is recommended to enable two factor authentication in order to access information stored on your Apple ID account. Doing so will send a verification code to devices currently signed in to your Apple ID account to provide an extra layer of security when authenticating users.
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