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.

Part 1. How to Remove iCloud from iPhone Without Password

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:

  • Remove Apple ID and iCloud account from iOS device
  • Unlock Screen Time passcode on iOS device
  • Remove screen passcode from iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  • Remove iTunes backup encryption without knowing the password
  • Securely browse, restore, and export passwords stored on your device

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.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 1

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." 

Remove Activation Lock - Step 2

Step 3. A warning screen will popup to let you back up your device and confirm the unlock process, just do as it asks. 

Remove Activation Lock - Step 3

Step 4. Then, EaseUS MobiUnlock will start removing iCloud Activation Lock. After a few seconds, your iCloud Activation Lock will be removed successfully.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 4

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. 

Part 2. How to Remove iCloud from iPhone with Password

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. 

Method 1. Remove iCloud from iPhone via the Settings app

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."

Sign out of iCloud

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.

Sign out of iCloud - 1

Method 2. Delete iCloud from iPhone via the iCloud Page

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

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."

Remove iCloud account on the iCloud page

Part 3. How to Remove Photos from iCloud but Keep on iPhone

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."

Disable iCloud photos through the Settings app

Step 4. Now, navigate to your computer and open

Step 5. Sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 6. Click "Photos," and then you can delete photos you don't want. 

Delete photos from iCloud

The Bottom Line

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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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Sofia Albert

Sofia has been involved with tech ever since she joined the EaseUS editor team in March 2011 and now she is a senior website editor. She is good at solving various iPhone and Android issues, such as iPhone or Android data transfer & recovery. Rich experience in software companies helps her create a lot of popular articles.

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