[2020] How to Delete iCloud Account/Apple ID Permanently

Do you want to get rid of your iCloud account from your iPhone, iPad or iPod? Maybe it’s because you’re going to sell your iPhone and you don’t want someone having access to your account.
Maybe you just want to delete it so that you can give it away to a friend and they can add their own account. Or maybe you’ve shared the same Apple ID with a family member for awhile, and you’re getting frustrated with the hassle of sharing the same media, contacts, etc.

Either way, you have a few options. You can delete the account manually, or you can do it with special software. Let’s discuss the differences in a bit more detail:

1. How to Permanently Delete iCloud Account on iPhone without Password

Actually, the only way to permanently delete iCloud account for any iOS device without password is using iMyFone LockWiper. This third-party software is specifically developed to unlock Apple ID and lock screen from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch even when "Find My iPhone" is enabled. It just takes you a few minutes to delete iCloud account.

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  • Completely delete iCloud account and Apple ID from any iOS devices without password.
  • Remove iCloud account on iPhone no matter "Find My iPhone" is on or off.
  • Link your iPhone with a new iCloud account or create a new one to enjoy all the iCloud services and iOS features.
  • Your device will be completely removed from the previous iCloud account. It won't be tracked, erased, or blocked by it any more.
  • It's quite easy to perform without kowning any technical knowledge.

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Steps to Permanently Delete iCloud Account on iPhone without Password

iMyFone LockWiper provides a free version for you to check whether your device is supported. Don't be hesitate to click the try buttons above and follow the steps below to try it out.

Step 1. Launch iMyFone LockWiper and select Unlock Apple ID option.

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Step 2. Connect your iPhone to computer and click on Start to Unlock.

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Step 3. It will start unlocking iCloud account from your iPhone. The whole process will take only 5 seconds to finish.

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Note: If "Find My iPhone" is enabled on your device, you just need to go to "Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings". LockWiper will start deleting iCloud account when your device reboots.

2. How to Delete iCloud Account on iPhone with Password

If you know the iCloud password, of course you can delete it from your iPhone directly.

On iOS 10 and Later

Step 1. Open your device, go to Settings.
Step 2. At the top of it, you will find [your name], tap on it.
Step 3. Scroll down until you find "Sigh Out" and then tap on it. You will be asked for the password.
Step 4. After inputting the password, tap on "Sigh Out" again to confirm that you want to sign out of iCloud.


On iOS 9 and Lower

Step 1. Go to your device Settings, scroll down, search for iCloud and click on it.
Step 2. Click on "iCloud" to open it.
Step 3. Scroll down until you find "Delete Account" and then click on it.
Step 4. Click on "Delete" again to confirm the deletion of the iCloud account.

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3. How to Remove iCloud from iPhone without Password

The way introduced below is using the loophole of some specific iOS versions. So it's available for some devices only.

Note: This method is available for iOS 7 and earlier.

Steps to remove an iCloud account from iPhones/iPads:

If you forgot iPhone password, these steps would help you proceed to remove your iCloud account from your Apple device.
Step 1. Go to your device Settings, search for iCloud and click on it; you will be required to enter a password, type in a random set of numbers. Tap on “Done.”

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Step 2. You will be notified that your username and password is incorrect. Click on “OK” and “Cancel.” Go back to the iCloud main page, tap on “Account” clear the description box and tap “Done.”

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Step 3. You will be redirected to the main iCloud page without being prompted to enter your password. Here you will see that the “Find my Phone “feature has been automatically disabled. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap “Delete.” Confirm your decision to delete when prompted by tapping the “Delete” tab again.

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This post has introduced three available ways to delete iCloud account. You can choose one depending on your specific needs or conditions. If you want to save time and energy, you can directly use iMyFone LockWiper as using it doesn't have any requirements or limits. It's available for almost all situation of deleting iCloud account permanently. Don't be hesitate, click the download buttons below to try it out.

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