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How to disconnect an iPhone from a Mac

Both iOS and macOS are designed to work beautifully with each other. Thanks to this we can switch between both devices without any problem, whether to take notes, manage files, send messages, etc. But what happens when we want to avoid so much synchronization? Maybe it’s for privacy, maybe because the Mac is used by multiple people, for whatever reason, disconnect an iPhone from a Mac It is something extremely simple.

Disconnect our iPhone from a Mac

Remove your Mac from Apple ID

On our mobile device we go to Settings> Profile.

Next, we press on our Mac, then we go to Remove from account and confirm.

Delete iPhone Apple ID from Mac

On the Mac, we’re going to go to System Preferences > Apple ID.

Now we will have to choose our iPhone in the left sidebar and press Remove from account.

Unpair Mac/iPhone via Bluetooth

Obviously, Bluetooth plays a fundamental role in terms of file transfer. Therefore, if we disconnect it, the devices will not be in sync.

On our iPhone we are going to have to go to Settings> Bluetooth and then deactivate the option. If our Mac appears in My Devices, we click on the information “i” button and choose Forget This Device.

On Mac we will have to press the Bluetooth option at the top and then deactivate it.

Disconnect iPhone from Finder

By connecting our mobile device to a Mac using a USB cable, our iPhone appears in the Finder. So, just by removing the USB cable we can disconnect the mobile. Although the iPhone can still appear in Finder if we previously configure the Mac to detect the mobile when it is on the same Wi-Fi network.

So let’s go to the Finder and click on our iPhone in the sidebar. In the Options section, we will have to uncheck the box on the left of Show this iPhone when connected to Wi-Fi.

Turn off iCloud sync

In case we are trying to prevent content from being synchronized such as: notifications, calendar events, messages, etc. This is something that can be disabled.

We go to the Apple menu on our Mac, which is in the upper left corner of the screen, and choose System Preferences.

In the System Preferences window, we will have to click on Apple ID in the upper right corner.

After this we are going to choose iCloud in the left sidebar and we will have to uncheck the applications or services that we already want to synchronize with the iCloud account.

On iPhone it’s quite easy too, we go to the Settings app, then press on our Profile and choose iCloud.

Here we are going to have to turn off the switches for each of the apps that we don’t want to sync with iCloud.

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