Your Apple ID and iTunes account include identifying information, as well as billing information, that allow you to get the most out of your iPhone. When you are signed into your iTunes account you can purchase apps, music, and movies, as well as use any subscriptions that you currently have.
But if you are having an issue with your iPhone, or if someone else is going to be using it and you don’t want them to be able to use your iTunes account, then you may decide to sign out of iTunes on your iPhone. Our guide below will show you how to do this on an iPhone in iOS 9.
Signing Out of iTunes on Your iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.3. These same steps will work for other iPhone models using iOS 9. Note that you will need to know your iTunes email address and password if you wish to sign back into your iTunes account on your iPhone.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap the iTunes & App Store button.
Step 3: Tap the Apple ID button at the top of the screen. It should currently be showing the email address associated with the iTunes account that is signed into the iPhone currently.
Step 4: Tap the Sign Out button.
Note that you will not be able to purchase or download any apps, music, or videos until you sign back into iTunes. You can sign back in by tapping the Sign In button at the top of the iTunes & App Store menu from Step 3.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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