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There are many situations where you may need to remove iCloud from an iPhone. For example, if you're planning to sell or give your iPhone or iPad to others. Similarly, if you bought a second-hand iPhone but it ties to the previous owner's iCloud account.
Whatever your purpose of removing your iCloud account and whether you remember the iCloud password or not, this guide will show you the way to remove iCloud from an iPhone with or without a password.
Note: Before using any of the methods below to remove your iCloud account, you'd better back up your iPhone or iPad to prevent unnecessary data loss due to mal-operation.
Deleting an iCloud account can be pretty simple if you know the Apple ID password. But if, unfortunately, you can't remember the password or you can't get in touch with the ex-owner, how do you delete an iCloud account?
In that case, you have to take some harsh measures, such as using some third-party iPhone unlocker like EaseUS MobiUnlock to help. With it, you can unlock iPhone without its lock screen password and remove the previous Apple ID or iCloud activation lock screen without a password. Apart from that, it also includes many other features, such as:
Note: Before proceeding with these steps, make sure you can unlock your device to trust this computer.
Step 1. Open EaseUS MobiUnlock on your computer and connect your iPhone or iPad. Select "Unlock Apple ID" from its main screen.
Step 2. Then, our program will start recognizing your device. Once your device is detected, click "Start" to proceed. Following that you'll need to download a firmware. Once the firmware is ready, click "Unlock Now."
Step 3. A warning screen will popup to let you back up your device and confirm the unlock process, just do as it asks.
Step 4. Then, EaseUS MobiUnlock will start removing iCloud Activation Lock. After a few seconds, your iCloud Activation Lock will be removed successfully.
Once your iCloud account is removed, you can sign in with another iCloud account. Similarly, you can get rid of someone else's Apple ID from your iPhone with similar steps.
It is easy to remove an iCloud account if you can remember your Apple ID password. You can do this through your Settings or on the iCloud page without using any third-party software. Before proceeding with these steps, you should note that removing the iCloud account from an iPhone will remove documents stored in iCloud from your iPhone or iPad. If you don't want to lose data, just make a copy of your important files in advance.
If you can remember the iCloud password, you can follow these steps to remove iCloud. Or, if the previous owner of your device is around you, you can ask him to follow these steps to unlock his iCloud account.
On iOS 10.3 or later:
Step 1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app.
Step 2. Click on [your name]. Then, scroll down and click "Sign Out."
Step 3. Enter your Apple ID password and tap "Turn Off."
On iOS 10.2 or earlier:
Step 1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2. Choose "iCloud," and then click "Sign Out."
Step 3. Choose "Delete from My iPhone" and then tap "Delete from My iPhone" again to confirm your choice.
If the ex-owner of your device is not around you, you can ask him to remove his iCloud account on a computer remotely by following these steps. While if you can't contact him, try other solutions introduced in this guide.
Step 1. On your computer, head to https://www.icloud.com/.
Step 2. Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
Step 3. Click on the "Find My iPhone" option from the main screen.
Step 4. Click on the "All Devices" option, and then choose the device you wish to remove.
Step 5. Click "Remove from Account."
Considering that some people may want to remove photos from iCloud but keep those photos on iPhone, we compile the steps for you.
Step 1. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings.
Step 2. Tap [your name] at the very top.
Step 3. Tap "iCloud," then "Photos," toggle off "iCloud Photos."
Step 4. Now, navigate to your computer and open iCloud.com.
Step 5. Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
Step 6. Click "Photos," and then you can delete photos you don't want.
That's all about our guide on how to remove iCloud from iPhone. Removing an iCloud account is not easy, but our guide has collected the feasible solutions. Before adopting any of the above solutions, you'd better back up your device in advance. We do hope these tips are helpful to you.
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