A month ago i had two user accounts on my MacBook (pro), both was setup to get text messages from my iPhone. Now I have removed one of the user accounts, but in settings on my iPhone I can still chose the old mac user for text forwarding.

My question is: Can i remove the old device from the list below?

The screen on my iPhone


Handoff is keyed to your iCloud account, so you might want to sign in to https://www.icloud.com/#settings and see if that Mac is still listed.

If so, there are links to what to do if the device is "lost, sold, gave away this device"

In a nutshell, sign out of iCloud entirely on that Mac. If that doesn't work, you can send a remote erase to that Mac which will erase everything on it - not just the Apple ID / iCloud settings.

Once you've ruled that out, you might need to sign out of iCloud on your iPhone, but I've usually been able to clean thing up from the Mac end of thing when I find unwanted entries like you have.

In your case overloading two user accounts and deleting one before signing out may have confused the registration. Can you restore that user account from a backup and sign out? If not, worst case is you might need to sign out from both (or even all) accounts on that Mac to remove the machine record from the cloud database.

  • OK, here's a tricky situation: the device that appears on my iPhone 6S (iOS 9.2.1) is not listed at icloud.com/#settings (I removed it). Furthermore, I was sure to sign out of iCloud on that device. Therefore, I can't send a remote erase to that Mac. I tried signing out of iCloud on my iPhone, rebooting, and signing in again, but the device is still there!
    – odysseus
    Feb 3 '16 at 16:26

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