If you want to unlink your iPhone from your iPad, then this article is for you. We will discuss how to unlink the two devices and what the benefits of doing so are.
Let’s get started with an overview of what it means to link your iPhone and iPad together in the first place. When you link them together they share one iCloud account between both devices. This can come in handy if you don’t have enough storage on either device but still want access to all of your data no matter which device you are using at any given time. The downside is that when it comes time to unlink them, there are a few extra steps involved that must be followed precisely or you could put your data at risk.
In order to unlink the two devices, you will need access to both of them and they must be connected to a Wi-Fi network in order for this process to begin. The first thing that you should do is open up the Settings application on each device and then navigate over into iCloud settings.
How to disconnect an iPhone or iPad from your Apple ID using iTunes on a computer.
Open iTunes on your Mac or PC
Connect iPhone to the computer using a USB cable
In “Summary” click the button next to “Apple ID” and choose “Sign Out” from the menu list
Next, press the home button of the iPhone until there is no sign-in screen – it will look like there is no SIM card installed.
Now unplug the iPhone from the computer
Turn off Wi-Fi on your iPad and set it aside, so that you can’t access the internet through this device anymore.
There are two ways to do that: Settings -> Wireless -> Set Manually or switch between available wireless networks in Settings -> Wi-Fi
After you unplug the iPhone from the computer, turn off both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on the iPad. Now it will not be able to connect with your Apple ID anymore or access the internet through cellular data connection either
After that go back to iTunes on your Mac/PC which is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone is.
In iTunes, you will see the “Unlink This Computer” button, click on it
Now the devices are unlinked from each other and no longer share a single Apple ID to access iCloud content or buy apps/books/movies in App Store, iBookstore or iTunes store.
How to disconnect your iPhone and iPad by turning off Handoff
This is the easiest way to unlink your iPhone and iPad.
Turn off Handoff on both devices: iPhone,
After turning off Handoff turn Bluetooth on and back off again (two times). After this, you can use your mobile phone as normal without any connection problems to the tablet.
However, I would recommend a permanent solution. You can create DeviceName-gamepad or something similar and use it as your pairing code every time you want to pair the device again.
Please note that this will only work if Bluetooth is turned on!
To turn off Handoff: go into Settings > General > Handoff and switch it off there.
In my case, I had problems with placing calls from the iPad after disconnecting but all other functions were working fine (like mail, messages etc.) This problem was fixed by turning “Bluetooth” back on for a few seconds even though I know nothing about Bluetooth… 🙂 . It may be necessary during the initial setup of iOS devices to enable bluetooth in order for some features/apps to work.
To disconnect your iPhone and iPad by turning off Handoff: turn off Handoff on both devices, turn Bluetooth on and back off again (two times), you can use your mobile phone as normal without any connection problems to the tablet.
I had problems with placing calls from the iPad after unlink however all other functions were working fine like mail, messages, etc … this problem was fixed by turning “Bluetooth” back on for a few seconds even though I know nothing about Bluetooth .it may necessary during the initial setup of iOS devices to enable Bluetooth in order for some features/apps to work.
If you want an easier way just create a DeviceName gamepad or something similar that you can use as your pairing code every time you want to pair the device again.
The Bluetooth icon will light up on both devices when connected, and now you have successfully unlinked iPhone from iPad!
To turn off handoff: go into settings > general > handoff and switch it off there.
This will only work if Bluetooth is turned on.