How to Disconnect Icloud From Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

HTML Tutorial: How to Disconnect iCloud From Mac

Are you looking to disconnect your iCloud account from your Mac? This step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the process, ensuring that your data remains safe and secure. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open System Preferences

The first step is to open the System Preferences on your Mac. You can do this by clicking on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen and selecting “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Click on Apple ID

Once you’re in the System Preferences window, look for the “Apple ID” icon and click on it. This will open a new window with various options related to your Apple ID and iCloud settings.

Step 3: Select iCloud

In the new window, you’ll see a sidebar on the left side. Click on “iCloud” in this sidebar to access your iCloud settings.

Step 4: Sign Out of iCloud

To disconnect your iCloud account from your Mac, click on the “Sign Out” button located at the bottom of the window. A confirmation dialog will appear asking if you want to keep a copy of your iCloud data on this Mac. You can choose whether or not to keep a local copy based on your preferences.

Note: If you choose to keep a local copy, make sure to back up any important data before proceeding.

Step 5: Enter Your Password

After clicking “Sign Out,” you’ll be prompted to enter your Apple ID password. Enter it correctly and click “Continue.”

The next steps are optional but recommended:

Step 6: Remove iCloud Data from Mac

If you want to remove all of your iCloud data from your Mac, check the box next to “Delete From Mac” in the confirmation dialog. This will remove all your iCloud documents, contacts, calendars, and other data from your Mac’s local storage.

Step 7: Keep a Copy of iCloud Contacts, Calendars, and Reminders

If you want to keep a copy of your iCloud contacts, calendars, and reminders on your Mac even after disconnecting from iCloud, make sure to check the corresponding boxes in the confirmation dialog.

Step 8: Finish Disconnecting

Click on the “Continue” button to finish disconnecting your iCloud account from your Mac. The process may take a few moments depending on the amount of data being removed or kept.

Note: Once you disconnect your iCloud account from your Mac, some features like Find My Mac and iCloud Keychain will no longer be available.


Congratulations! You have successfully disconnected your iCloud account from your Mac.

Remember that by keeping a local copy or removing data from your Mac during this process, you can customize the outcome according to your needs. If you ever decide to reconnect to iCloud in the future, simply follow these steps again.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of disconnecting iCloud from your Mac. Feel free to explore our other HTML tutorials for more informative guides!

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