How to Log Out of Apple Id on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

How to Log Out of Apple ID on Mac

If you’re using a Mac, it’s important to know how to log out of your Apple ID properly. Logging out ensures the security and privacy of your personal information.

In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps to log out of your Apple ID on a Mac. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open System Preferences

The first step is to open the System Preferences on your Mac. To do this, click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Click on Apple ID

In the System Preferences window, locate and click on the “Apple ID” icon. It should be listed towards the top of the window.

Step 3: Select Overview

Once you’re in the Apple ID settings, select the “Overview” tab from the left-hand sidebar. This will display an overview of your Apple ID account information.

Step 4: Sign Out

To log out of your Apple ID, scroll down to the bottom of the Overview page until you see a button labeled “Sign Out”. Click on this button.


  • If you have iCloud enabled: You’ll be prompted to choose whether you want to keep a copy of your iCloud data on this Mac or remove it. Select your preferred option and click “Continue”.

    Keep in mind that removing iCloud data will delete it from this Mac but not from other devices connected with your Apple ID.

  • If you have Find My enabled: You’ll need to enter your Apple ID password to disable it. This is an important security feature that helps you locate your Mac in case it gets lost or stolen.

Once you’ve made your choices, click on the “Sign Out” button again to confirm that you want to log out of your Apple ID. Your Mac will then sign you out and return to the login screen.


Logging out of your Apple ID on a Mac is a simple but essential step to ensure the privacy and security of your personal information. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily log out of your Apple ID and protect your data.

Remember to sign back in if you need to access any Apple services or make purchases. Stay safe!

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