How Can I See Where My Apple ID Is Being Used?

If you are anything like the average Apple user, your Apple ID has seen a lot of different devices over the years. 

You’ve probably gone through at least several iPhones, an iPad or two, an iPod, and maybe even an Apple Watch or two. 

You might be wondering how you can see all of the places where your Apple ID is being used.

In fact, I dare say you found this guide because you were wondering why Apple is telling you that your Apple ID has been used somewhere that you definitely are not at.

I’ve had this happen a couple of times, and boy was I glad to get that message as quickly as I did.

I’m probably slightly paranoid about other people accessing my account information, but I can assure you that Apple is prompt about alerting you to fraudulent or even questionable activity.

If Apple does not recognize a device that your Apple ID is used to sign into, it will issue an alert to your phone as soon as the login happens. 

There is no way to disable this alert from coming to you, and honestly, that is a good thing. 

You should be seeing it so that you can move quickly to secure your account if needed. 

Of course, it will issue this alert if you’re simply signing into a new Apple device that you just purchased.

So, how can you see all of the locations/devices where your Apple ID is being used? As it turns out, you can use iCloud to check this out. 

The process is relatively simple – and helpful. 

Let me show you how to check.

How Can I See Where My Apple ID Is Being Used?

If you go into iCloud.com and sign in, you will be able to go into your Account Settings, then into My Devices, and see where your Apple ID is being used. If anything on there looks suspicious, you can report it to Apple. You will be able to remove devices and cards used for Apple Pay from there too.

Why are you getting a notification that your Apple ID is being used somewhere else, on an unknown device? 

How can you remove a device or payment methods? 

Why might your Apple ID and phone number be getting used on a new phone?

And how can you report suspicious activity on your Apple ID? 

Read on to learn more about how you can see where your Apple ID is being used and what to do if something looks off.

Why is it saying that my Apple ID is being used somewhere else?

If you get a notification that your Apple ID is being used in an unfamiliar location or on an unknown device, it could mean that someone is trying to use your login info. 

Hackers will try to get into Apple accounts, but Apple usually acts swiftly to shut them down. 

As soon as you see this notification, you either need to confirm that this was you using your info to log in or that you do not recognize this login location or device so Apple can take further action to secure your account.

If you do see suspicious activity, change your password straight away.

Make sure you change it to something complex that hackers will have trouble guessing.

What if my Apple ID is being used on another device?

If you find that your Apple ID is being used on another device, you will want to report this to Apple. 

You can check your device list to see where you are signed in to make sure that this device does not in fact belong to you.

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How do I check where my Apple ID is being used?

If you want to know which devices your Apple ID is being used on, you can check them on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Apple Watch by:

  1. Tap on Settings > [your name],. Scroll down. 
  2. Tap on any given device name to view its information, which can include the device model, its OS version, serial number, and whether this is a trusted and is able to receive Apple ID verification codes. Depending on the type of device, this information could vary a little bit. You might also need to answer a few security questions in order to view this information.

If you are trying to view this info from a Mac, you will need to:

  1. Select the Apple menu > System Preferences. 
  2. Click on Apple ID.
  3. Click on a device’s name to view its information.

Checking your Apple ID info from a PC? Then all you need to do is:

  1. Open iCloud for Windows. 
  2. Click on Account Details, then on Manage Apple ID.
  3. Find the device you want to view, click on it, and view its information.

Finally, you can otherwise use the web to log in and view your device details. You will need to:

  1. Sign in to appleid.apple.com and select Devices.
  2. Click on View Details and answer your security questions if you do not see your device info list right away.
  3. Click on the device’s name to view its info.

How do I remove a device from Apple ID?

If you see a device on there that is no longer in your possession or that you just aren’t using anymore, you can remove it from your Apple ID.

In order to do that from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you will have to:

  1. Tap the device to see its details.
  2. Tap on Remove from Account.
  3. RA message will appear for you to review. Tap once again to confirm that you want to remove this particular device.

From your Mac, you can:

  1. Choose the Apple menu > System Preferences. 
  2. Click on Apple ID.
  3. Click on the device to see its details. Then click on Remove from Account.
  4. Review the message that will pop up, then click again to confirm you wish to delete the device.

On your PC, you will have to:

  1. Open up iCloud for Windows. 
  2. Click on Account Details, then click on Manage Apple ID.
  3. Click the device to see its details before you click Remove from Account. 
  4. Review the message and click to confirm that you want to remove the device.

Using the web from your device, you will have to:

  1. Sign in to appleid.apple.com and select Devices.
  2. Click on the device to see its details.
  3. Click on “Remove from account.”
  4. Review the message that comes up.
  5. Click again to confirm removal of the device.

How do I report fraudulent use of my Apple ID?

Before you do anything else, change your password. 

If you cannot log in, request a password reset and follow the prompts that Apple will send to you. 

Then, make sure you set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID to step up your security.

To report something that, as the kids are saying these days, looks ‘sus’ (‘suspicious’), you will have to contact Apple Support and let them know what is going on.

They will be able to take it from there.

Closing Thoughts

When you sign into a new device using your Apple ID, Apple will notify you almost as soon as it happens.

If you get this message and haven’t used your Apple ID to sign in recently, you will need to check your devices list and look for anything out of the ordinary. 

Be sure that you secure your account and contact Apple Support for further assistance in the matter, as Apple does take hacking seriously.