I returned a MacBook to Apple Store, however apparently I forgot to sign out of iCloud and the latest tabs I was browsing still appear in Safari iCloud Tabs of my new MacBook and existing iPad.

I removed the device from icloud.com -> Find My iPhone but it didn't work. Tabs list from my old computer is still there and I am trying to remove it from my devices list. I appreciate any ideas.

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From Apple's iCloud Tabs support article (emphasis added):

If you can't access the device that shared the tab, the tab will automatically be cleared from the list after 14 days if the tab isn't updated.

So, any leftover tabs should be gone after two weeks.

  • That's cool, let's wait and see. Commented Oct 28, 2012 at 6:33

Below is how you can close an open Safari tab on another iCloud-connected device on an iPhone's Safari according to an article from CNET.

Did you know you can remotely close open tabs on another iCloud-connected device? I didn't, then I accidentally found out over the weekend and had to share it with you.

The next time you need to close a tab on another device, don't panic. Launch Safari on your closest Apple device, then switch to tabs view. On iOS, tap on the icon in the lower-right corner. (OS X users will have to wait until Yosemite is released for instructions, though I'm guessing it'll be near-identical to iOS.)

Scroll down to the bottom of the open tabs page, where you'll find your iCloud devices listed by name, and the tabs open on each.

Find the tab (or tabs) you want to close, and swipe to the left across it. A red delete button will appear, just as it does in Messages or Mail. Selecting delete will close the tab within a matter of seconds on the device, even if it's currently being viewed.

If you are trying to close from a Mac's Safari, open a new tab in Mac's Safari, scroll towards the bottom, find the iCloud-connected device and the open Safari tabs on it, right click on the tab you wish to close, and select "Close Tab".

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