Best Ways To Permanently Delete Or Remove iCloud Account With Or Without Password (Works On iPhone, iMac & iPad)
Having an iCloud Account is can make your life smooth since you don’t have to worry about backing up the data that are in your iDevices. If you sync your Apple devices with the iCloud then every time you will input a new data in your device whether it is your iPhone, iMac or your iPad it will automatically get stored in your iCloud. However, this auto backup technology will be useful until you want to sell your device, then you will have to delete or remove your iCloud account so that the person whom you are selling your device can use it. Apple Devices that have their previous owner’s iCloud account intact cannot be used by a second person since the latter won’t be able to add a new account. So removing Apple cloud is one of the things you will need to do before selling your iPhone. In this article thus we will talk about the ways to delete or remove iCloud account permanently from all Apple Devices, with or without the password.
How To Delete iCloud Account With Password
It would be easy to delete or remove the iCloud Account using your iPhone if you know the Apple ID or the iCloud Password. Just connect your iPhone to the Wifi and get on with the procedure:
Go to Settings of your iPhone and tap on your name in the bar on top of the screen.
Scroll down and go at the bottom of the screen where you can see Sign Out option. Click on it.
Next, you will be taken to the next screen where you need to enter your Apple ID password. Simply enter the password and tap on “Turn Off”.
Select the data that you want to keep a copy of on your iPhone and then click on Sign Out.
A confirmation message will appear on the screen. Again click on Sign Out.
Remove iCloud Without Password On iPhone & iPad
Previously we have seen the steps as to how to delete the iCloud account with a password. However, it may happen that you have forgotten your iCloud password or the Apple ID and need to unlock the iCloud or delete it as a whole. Here is what you will need to do to remove iCloud without a password.
Go to Settings then Tap on iCloud
Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and Tap on Sign Out
Alternatively, if you are already signed out you will find a Delete Account, Tap on it and Press Delete again in the Pop-up and your account will be deleted, if not then proceed to the step below.
After you have signed out, a popup confirmation message will come on screen. Click on Delete.
Next, tap on Cancel button and go back to the Settings menu where you need to tap on General option.
Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the screen. Click on Reset and then click on Reset All Settings.
After that, enter your passcode [if you have set any] and then confirm your request. It will take some time to turn on the phone.
Again go to Settings > iCloud > Scroll down and tap on Sign Out.
Hence you have successfully deleted your iCloud account permanently from your iPhone and iPad.
Disable iCloud in Mac With Password
Click on the Apple Icon and then “System Preferences” from the Context menu.
Next click on the iCloud option.
Click on Sign Out option which will be on the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Select the data that you want to keep a copy of on your Mac and then click on “Keep a Copy”.
You might get a dialogue box where it will be said to save or remove iCloud password from your Mac. Choose as per your convenience and then enter the Apple ID password to deleted iCloud from your Mac.
Remove iCloud From Windows
You might be a Windows user using any other Apple device, and you might want to delete your iCloud account permanently. Fortunately, this is also possible. Follow the Steps below to delete or remove your iCloud account permanently using your Windows device.
Open your Windows computer and click on Start menu
Once you are in the iCloud app, click on Sign Out at the bottom left of the screen
Click “Delete from PC” when you see a dialogue box appear on the screen which will take some time to sign you out from the computer.
Like this, you can delete or remove your iCloud account permanently using your Windows computer.
Delete Apple Account Or Apple ID Using Data and Privacy Portal (Bonus Tip)
Since in Apple’s devices like iPhone, iPad, and iMac, the Apple ID is the unique email ID that lets users use all the apps including iTunes and iCloud. So deleting the Apple ID itself will disable everything, including iCloud. Therefore, you can easily delete or remove the iCloud account permanently by deleting Apple ID and we will do this using Apple’s Data and Privacy Portal.
Here are the Steps:
Visit Apple’s Data and Privacy portal at privacy.apple.com.
Log in with your Apple ID and password.
If prompted, enter your two-factor authentication code.
Click Get started beneath the section labeled Delete your account.
Review the information regarding the deletion of your account.
- Apple will verify any deletion requests and says the process could take up to seven days to complete.
Follow Apple’s recommended steps (back up your data, sign out of devices, etc.) before you delete your account.
Choose a reason for deleting your account using the pull-down menu.
Review the information regarding the deletion of your account (again).
Review the Deletion Terms & Conditions and check the box to confirm you’ve read and agree with the conditions.
Choose a contact method that will be used to get account status updates.
Write down or print out your unique access code.
- This will be used to verify your identity if you need to contact Apple Support.
- This code can also be used to cancel the account deletion process.
Enter the access code to confirm you’ve actually written it down.
Click Delete account to delete your account and associated data.
Apple will start the verification process before deleting your account.
- Your account will remain active during this period.
- It could take up to seven days for the verification process to complete.
If you visit Apple’s Data and Privacy portal using the account you’re deleting, you’ll see a notification along the right side of the site letting you know that your Apple account is being deleted.
These are thus the simple to follow yet effective steps by which you can remove or delete your iCloud Account permanently from your iPhone, iMac or iPad. In case you require any repair aid, feel free to reach out to us. Also if you have issues regarding unlocking your iCloud then click here to get it fixed.