iCloud account is essential for using Apple's online services such as iTunes, purchasing movies, music, etc. Your email is linked to your iCloud account and when you are about to sell or donate your iDevice, it is crucial that you delete your iCloud email account to protect your privacy. There are a number of ways to do this.
How to Delete iCloud Email Account?
Following are several ways to delete iCloud email account:
1. Delete iCloud Email Account from iOS Device
While it is not possible to delete an iCloud email account from Apple's server as Apple does not allow it, you can still delete the Apple ID linked to your iCloud email instead by following a few simple steps. It is recommended that you back up your iDevice's data before attempting this. Follow these instructions to delete iCloud email account from iOS devices:
Step 1. Open Settings app on your iDevice. Navigate to iCloud.
Step 2. Scroll down under all the settings to find “Delete Account” (or “Sign Out”) and tap on that.
Step 3. Confirm your action by tapping the Sign out option again when prompted.
2. Delete iCloud Email Account from Mac
You can also delete your iCloud email account from your Mac. The process is quite straightforward and should not take more than a couple of minutes to complete. Follow these instructions to delete iCloud email account from Mac:
Step 1. On you Mac, use the Apple menu shown on the upper left corner of the screen to choose the option called 'System Preferences'.
Step 2. Now click on iCloud.
Step 3. Find the Mail option on the next page. Click on the email account you want to remove.
Step 4. Now, click on the “-” from the bottom. Your iCloud email account will be removed from your Mac.
Bonus: How to Delete Email from iCloud?
You can use the official website of iCloud to delete your email easily. You can use any device and web browser to do this.
Step 1. Use a web browser on your iDevice, Mac, or Windows PC to visit icloud.com. Input your Apple ID and password.
Step 2. Click the Mail icon.
Step 3. Now choose the eamil you want to delete and then click the Delete button in the toolbar.
Step 4. Then the selected emails will be delete from iCloud.
Bonus: How to Permanently Delete Private Data
iMyFone Umate Pro is a professional iDevice data erasing software that you can use to quickly erase any or all private data from your iDevice to protect your privacy. The private data Umate Pro can permanently erase include (but not limited to) photos, videos, notes, call history, contacts, messages, as well as data from third-party messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Kik, Viber, WeChat, etc. You can use the Erase Private Data mode of Umate Pro to do this. With this mode, Umate Pro will scan all your private data on your iDevice and then allow you to delete it selectively.
- Permanently erase any or all private data from your iDevice including photos, videos, messages, call logs, contacts, notes, calendar entries, etc.
- Erase deleted files from your iDevice and protect your privacy by making sure that no one can recover them.
- Permanently erase all data from your iDevice (complete reset) with a single click. This is very helpful when you are about to donate or sell your iDevice.
- Preview data before selecting and permanently erasing it.
- A great amount of professional software review sites recommend iMyFone Umate Pro to protect privacy, including MacWorld, iPhoneinCanada, APPKED, etc.
Steps to Erase Private Data
Step 1. Launch iMyFone Umate Pro on your Windows PC or Mac. And connect your iDevice.
Step 2. From the home screen of iMyFone Umate Pro, click on 'Erase Private Data' mode. Click the Scan button on the next screen.
Step 3. After the scan is finished, you will see the list of all the private data on your iDevice.
Step 4. Now select the content that you want to delete and then click the Erase Now button.