iPhone 6(S)(+) How do I completely cut someone off from my phone when they're using my Apple ID?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by travod, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. travod macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2013
    Long story short I was the first person in my family to set up an Apple ID for iTunes years ago. Everyone in my family just started using my account. Most of them have moved on now but my mom can barely operate a phone so she's been on mine. I have always had issues with getting her calls, losing my contacts because they're not in her phone, etc. Recently she blocked someone on her phone so I stopped getting that person's texts as well.

    How the f*ck can I cut her phone off from mine? Surely there HAS to be a way to do this without getting her a new Apple ID. I don't live at home anymore and can't help her.
  2. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    You need a separate AppleID. You have no alternative but to save your calendars, contacts, everything associated with your iPhone. Then create a new AppleID for yourself and add your information back.
  3. HeadphoneAddict, Feb 20, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2018

    HeadphoneAddict macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2007
    You don't need the new ID, she does. All your content is under that ID, don't give it away.

    (1) Your mom will have to get her own Apple ID. No way around it, but it's not all bad if you also set up family sharing afterwards.
    (2) First you need to talk her through signing out of the Apple ID she is sharing with you - NOTE let her know in advance that she can choose to leave the data on her phone when she is asked by her iPhone.
    (3) Then after she creates a new Apple ID and she is signed in, she should be asked if she would like to merge her data on the phone to the iCloud account that she just created -MAKE SURE she knows to choose that option.
    (4) Go to your own iPhone settings and then to your Apple ID settings. (in iOS 11 click on your name at the top of screen)
    (5) click on "Set up Family Sharing" and choose Get Started.
    (6) Follow any instructions to send her an invitation to join your "family".
    (7) After she joins your family sharing (you will have to agree to pay for all apps and media that she buys) she will be able to continue using all the apps and media that she downloaded under your Apple ID.
    (8) Make her agree to pay you for any excessive use of buying media.

    If she refuses to cooperate and you must force her off your ID, do the following:

    (1) Open you iPhone settings and then go into your Apple ID settings (in iOS 11 click on your name at the top of screen).
    (2) You will see a list of devices that have signed into your iCloud account (closer to the bottom of the screen, below iCloud and below iTunes & App Store settings)
    (3) You should see the device that you want to cut off click on it.
    (4) On the next screen you should see a "Remove From Account" button in red letters.
    (5) Use that to remove the device.
    (6) Then immediately look back at the Apple ID settings near the top of the screen where it says "Password and Security".
    (7) Click on "Password and Security" and choose "Change Password".
    (8) After you change password she can't sign back into your account.
    (9) Fix your password on all of your other devices signed into iCloud.
    (10) Let mom know what you did and let her know how to get access to her data and apps by joining your family sharing.

    I do not know exactly what happens with the "Find My Iphone Lock" on her phone when she is forced off, but she should be able to unlock the Apple ID with your new password, which is unfortunate as you will have to change your password a second time to keep her out.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 20, 2018 ---
    Okay, you should be able to set up a new Apple ID for just your iCloud data syncing, by signing out and keeping the data on your phone, and then signing into a new iCloud account and merging data.

    Then keep using the old ID only for the Apple Store and iTunes Store, and home sharing. YOUR MOM WOULD KEEP USING THE OLD ID FOR EVERYTHING, but you wouldn't. You'd still have to sing out of iCloud on all your devices and then sign into the new one.

    I am using two Apple ID on my iPhone, one for iCloud and one for the stores, while my wife only shares the store account and has her own iCloud account. But we set it up that way in 2009 when it was .mac or mobile me or something. I forgot all about that option.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 20, 2018 ---
    PS: I know moms - mine keeps texting my home phone number instead of my iPhone, or calling me at 7AM when she knows I sleep from 2AM to 10AM.
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You need to decide who will keep the ID, you or Mom. You both can't not share without the problems you are having.
  5. AttilaTheHun macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2010
    log out and sign in with a new password also do double security that you get code only to your phone # only
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    In my opinion, the best thing to do is to call mom, explain the situation to her, and inform her that she will have to have her own Apple ID, as you will be the only one using your account moving forward. After you talk with her, change the password on your Apple ID and make sure you have 2-factor authentication turned on.
  7. bcave098 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2015
    Northern British Columbia
    And then make it so it constantly prompts for the Apple ID password and prevents her from removing the account? Not the best way to handle it.

    Make sure that her device isn't signed in to your Apple ID before changing the password or making any drastic changes.
  8. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    While I didn't spell out my entire thought in detail, I hoped that the OP would do the right thing and assist mom with her own account and log her out of his before proceeding. Seeing how he got her to use his account, I figured he could accomplish the former without me or anyone else spelling out every single detail. Maybe I should have done so.

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