[Solved] How to Erase Apple ID from iPhone iOS 12

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Whether you are giving away your iPhone iOS 12 to someone else or getting one from another user, erasing the Apple ID associated with the device should be the first thing to do. If you don’t know how to erase Apple ID, then don’t worry; the process to do this is pretty easy.

How to Erase Apple ID from iPhone without Password?

Following are different scenarios and ways to erase Apple ID from iPhone when you don't have password:

Solution 1. When You are the Original Owner of the Apple ID

If you are the original owner but forgot the Apple ID or password, you will need to use the following methods:

Find Apple ID

If you have forgotten your Apple ID, don’t worry; you can find it within a few simple steps.

Step 1: Visit the Apple ID website and navigate to Find Apple ID page.


Step 2: You will need to input your first and last name linked with your Apple account.


Step 3: Input your current Email address and select ‘recover by Email’ option. Alternatively, you can also use the ‘answer security questions’ option.

Step 4: You will receive your Apple ID via email. Then you can reset the Apple ID and password. It is recommended that you use two-factor authentication or two-step verification process as they are more reliable when it comes to recovering a forgotten Apple ID.

Reset Apple Password on iPhone

You will need to reset the Apple password if you have forgotten it. Resetting Apple password can be achieved via iCloud.

Step 1: Open Settings app on your iDevice and navigate to iTunes & App Store.

Step 2: Once there, tap the email address shown on top of the page.

Step 3: Now find and select ‘iForgot’ option.


To reset the password, you will have to answer a few security questions. Once you successfully answer all the security question, you will be able to reset the Apple ID password. After resetting it, simply input your new password and then confirm it.

Solution 2. When Apple ID Belongs to Another Person

If you have got the iPhone from another user and you know that person, then you will need to ask that user to remove activation lock using iCloud. After it’s done, the steps to erase Apple ID from iPhone are straightforward.

Step 1: Open Settings in iDevice and tap the iTunes & App Store.

Step 2: Find and select the Sign Out option and then select ‘Delete from My iPhone’ when prompted.


Step 3: Now let the previous owner of the device enter the password. You can choose to keep copies of the iCloud data for Safari, Reminders, Contacts, Calendars, etc. if you want.

After the above step, tap Sign Out or Turn Off option. Once the device is signed out, tap the Sign in option and login in via your Apple ID and start using the device.

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How to Completely Erase iPhone

Step 1: Launch Umate Pro on your Windows PC or Mac, and use a compatible USB or lightning cable to plug in your iPhone.

Step 2: Select Erase All Data tab from the main page of Umate Pro and then click on Erase button when prompted.

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Step 3: On the next screen, select your preferred erasing Security Level. There are three options available; low, medium, and high. Choose the one that suits your preference and then click OK.

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Step 4: Type ‘delete’ in the textbox below the Security Level configuration and then click Erase Now. The deletion process will begin.

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