How to manage iCloud devices on iPhone and iPad

How do I see which devices are connected to my iCloud account?

In iOS 10.3, you now have the ability to see every device connected to your iCloud account, thanks to everything iCloud being in one spot in your Settings. You can remove old devices you don't use anymore (or devices that shouldn't be there), make sure the devices you want connected are connected, and more.

Here's how.

How to check if your device is connected

If you want to see what's connected to your iCloud account or you want to make sure a particular device is connected, you can now do so in iOS 10.3.

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap your Apple ID (your name) at the top.

    Launc Settings, tap your Apple ID

All devices connected to your iCloud account will appear, including Apple TVs and Macs/MacBooks. This will even include past phones that might not even exist anymore.

How to enable/disable Find My iPhone and iCloud Backup

You can remotely enable and disable Find My iPhone and iCloud Backup.

Note that for iCloud Backup, the device must be on and connected to the internet.

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap your Apple ID (your name) at the top.
  3. Scroll down and tap a device (an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch).
  4. Enter your iCloud password if prompted and tap OK.
  5. Answer security questions if prompted and tap Verify.
  6. Tap Find My iPhone or iCloud Backup.

    Tap your Apple ID, tap a device, tap Find My iPhone or iCloud Backup

  7. Tap the switch to enable or disable the feature.
  8. Enter your Apple ID password if prompted.
  9. Tap Turn Off for Find My iPhone or OK for iCloud Backup.

    Tap the switch, enter your password if prompted, tap Turn Off or OK

Note that if the device is still signed in and connected to the internet, it'll re-appear.

How to check your device's model, serial number, IMEI, and OS version

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap your Apple ID (your name) at the top.
  3. Tap a device.
  4. Enter your iCloud password if promopted.
  5. Enter the answers to security questions if prompted.

    Tap your Apple ID, tap a device, enter your password and answer your security questions if prompted

All of the device's information will appear under Device Info.

How to remove cards from Apple Pay

If you have old devices with credit cards on them or just want to remove expired cards from your current iPhone, you can do so easily, thanks to that new user banner.

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap your Apple ID (your name) at the top.
  3. Tap a device.
  4. Enter your iCloud password if promopted.
  5. Enter the answers to security questions if prompted.

    Launch Settings, tap your Apple ID, tap a device

  6. Tap Remove Card under Apple Pay.
  7. Tap Remove in the pop-up.

    Tap Remove Card, tap Remove

How to remove a device

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap your Apple ID (your name) at the top.
  3. Scroll down and tap a device (an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch).
  4. Enter your iCloud password if promopted.
  5. Enter the answers to security questions if prompted.

    Launch Settings, tap your Apple ID, tap a device

  6. Tap Remove From Account.
  7. Tap Remove in the pop-up.

    Tap Remove From Account, tap Remove

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