How to Sign Out of iTunes On iPhone And Mac

Apple has seamlessly integrated iTunes into its devices to keep users in its ecosystem. It is a great media player that works well on both iPhone and Mac. You can use iTunes to download, purchase, and manage audio and video files while keeping everything in sync with the rest of your Apple devices.

However, in many circumstances, you may have to sign out of iTunes on your iPhone and Mac. So in this guide, we will talk you through how you can do it, and we will also talk about why you may have to do it.

Why You May Sign Out of iTunes

Even when you are not using it, you can still stay logged in to iTunes. However, you may want to 

sign out under many circumstances, such as:

  • You are selling your current iPhone or Mac.
  • You have got a new iPhone or Mac.
  • You no longer want to use iTunes on your iPhone or Mac.
  • You accidentally used the wrong iTunes account.
  • You are giving someone else access to your iPhone or Mac.
  • You are facing issues with iTunes so you want to troubleshoot.
  • You want to switch your iTunes accounts.

Now that we have cleared several scenarios where you might have to sign out of your iTunes account, now let’s go over how you can do that.

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How to Sign Out of iTunes On iPhone

By following our simple 7-step guide, you can sign out of iTunes on any iPhone model running any iOS. The process is really simple so follow along:

  • Tap the Settings app icon to open your iPhone’s settings. The icon resembles a gray box with a set of gears on it.
Open iPhone Settings app
  • In your settings, tap on the box with your name at the top of the screen. That’s your Apple ID card.
Open Apple Card
  • Scroll all the way down until you are at the very bottom of the screen. There you’ll see the Sign Out button, tap it.
Sign Out Apple Account
  • If you have enabled the Find My iPhone, you’ll be prompted to turn it off. So enter your Apple ID password and tap on Turn Off.
  • If you want to save any data before logging out, tap the white switch to the right of any categories. (for example, tap the white switch next to the “Calendars” heading if you want to save a copy of your Apple ID account’s calendars)
  • On the top-right corner of the screen, tap Sign Out.
  • You will be prompted with the final warning about signing out. Tap Sign Out again and you will be immediately signed out of your Apple ID account.

Once you have followed this guide step-by-step, your iPhone will be successfully signed out of iTunes.

How to Sign Out of iTunes On Mac

The method to sign out of iTunes on iPhone was simple, but it’s even simpler on Mac. Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  • Double-click or click the iTunes app icon to open iTunes. Its icon is a multicolored musical note on a white background.
  • At the top of your Mac screen, click on Account and a drop-down menu will appear.
  • The Sign Out option is in the middle of the drop-down menu. Click on it to immediately log out of your iTunes account.

By following this guide step-wise, your Mac will be signed out of iTunes. However, iTunes is really useful for Apple users. So here are a few things you can do with iTunes.

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Things You Can Do With iTunes

Even though the main purpose of iTunes is to work as a media player, it still offers a plethora of features that Apple users absolutely love! With iTunes, you can:

  • Stream songs on Apple Music
  • Upload songs to iCloud
  • Share music over your home network
  • Convert audio formats
  • Listen to radio stations 
  • Burn music files to disc
  • Create self-updating playlists
  • Use iTunes Gift Card to add credit to your iTunes account
  • Gift iTunes credit to someone using iTunes Gift Card
  • Download and listen to podcasts

While these features make iTunes great, the biggest reason most Apple users prefer it is because it can sync all your music files across multiple Apple devices.

We will also guide you on how you can sign in to iTunes on iPhone and Mac to use these features.

How to Sign in to iTunes on iPhone

You can follow these simple steps to sign in to iTunes on your iPhone:

  • Tap the Settings app icon to open your iPhone’s settings. The icon resembles a gray box with a set of gears on it.
  • Tap iTunes & App Stores after scrolling down.
  • Tap Sign In, and you will be prompted to enter your Apple ID and password.
  • Type your Apple ID and password, then tap Sign In.

After following these steps, you will be successfully signed in to iTunes on your iPhone.

How to Sign in to iTunes on Mac

Signing in to iTunes on Mac is just as simple as it is on iPhone:

  • Click the iTunes app icon to open iTunes.
  • At the top-right of your Mac screen, click on Account and a drop-down menu will appear.
  • Click Sign In. It is in the middle of the drop-down menu.
  • In the pop-up window, enter your Apple ID and password, then click Sign In.

Once you’ve signed in to your iTunes account, your iTunes will synchronize and show all the purchases you’ve made with that account.

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What Are Your iTunes Account’s Credentials?

Apple has always emphasized making the user experience simple and minimalistic. So to take things one step ahead, it has made your iTunes Store username and password the same as your iCloud and Apple ID username and password. 

You can use your Apple ID to access Apple Services including: 

  • iTunes Store
  • iCloud 
  • iMessage
  • FaceTime

Your Apple ID will also be used to allow all payments across Apple services. If you found this guide helpful, then check out more at our website TechanZone.

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