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How to remove AirPods from Apple ID


AirPods, AirPods pro

Apple

Preparing AirPods for a New Owner: Unpair and More


Unpair AirPods from Your Apple ID

Before you sell or give away your AirPods, unpair them from your Apple ID. This allows the new owner to link them to their own Apple ID and use all available features. Unpairing can be done via iPhone, iPad, or Mac. You only need to unpair from one device.


Quick Steps for iPhone/iPad:

1. Open "Find My" app.


2. Go to"Devices" and tap on your AirPods.

iPhone Find My app device page


3. Scroll down and click "Remove This Device."

iPhone Find My app window


4. Click "Remove" to confirm.

iPhone Find My app window



Quick Steps for Mac

1. Open "Find My" app.


2. Go to "Devices" and click on your AirPods.

Mac Find My app window


3. Click "i" on your device.

Mac Find My app window

3. Click "Remove" and confirm.

Mac Find My app window

Bluetooth connection is optional but speeds up the process.

Manage AppleCare Coverage

If your AirPods have AppleCare, consider either canceling or transferring the plan.

Clean Your AirPods

Finally, clean your AirPods before passing them on. Here is another article how to clean AirPods.



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