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How to Remove your iPhone from iCloud Permanently?


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Having your iPhone on iCloud helps if you want to easily locate your phone when it's lost or stolen. However, when you sell or give out your iPhone, you don't need to have it associated with your iCloud account. You also need to safely remove iPhone from iCloud and delete all your iPhone data to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. If all this sounds like gibberish to you, then this post will make it simple and straightforward.

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Part 1: How to Remove iPhone from iCloud without Password [Easiest]

This is the easiest way to delete iCloud account without password when your iPhone is activated. Using iMyFone LockWiper is your best choice because it just takes you a few minutes. LockWiper is specifically developed to unlock Apple ID and remove lock screen from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch even when "Find My iPhone" is enabled.

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  • Delete Apple ID & iCloud account without password from activated iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.
  • You can log in with a new Apple ID to enjoy all the iCloud services and iOS features.
  • After unlocked, your device is separated from the previous Apple ID so it won't be remotely erased or blocked.
  • All iOS versions (iOS 17/18 beta included) and all iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch are fully supported.

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Follow the Steps

Step 1: Launch LockWiper on your PC. From its home screen, click on the Unlock Apple ID mode.

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Step 2: Use a compatible lightning cable to connect your iPhone to your PC. You will also need to unlock the device and tick the Trust Computer or Trust option on the device to continue.

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Step 3: Now on LockWiper, click on Start to Unlock button to start the iCloud account removal process.

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Step 4: The account removal process will complete without issues if Find My iPhone is disabled on your device. You don’t need to do anything in this case.

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Step 5: If Find My iPhone is enabled on your device, then you will first need to reset all settings on the device to continue. You can reset the settings by navigating to Settings > General > Reset All Settings. Once the settings are reset, the iCloud account removal process will begin.

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Part 2: How to Remove iPhone from iCloud on the Device

Way 1: Turn off Find My iPhone

Take the following steps to remove your iPhone from iCloud on the device:

Step 1: On the iPhone, go to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud and turn off Find My iPhone. Then tap "Apple ID" to go back.

Find My iPhone

Step 2: After that, tap “Sign Out” to confirm that you want to sign out of your iCloud account. Then your iPhone will be removed from the device list from Find My iPhone. But it won’t influence the data on the device.

Sign out the Apple ID

Way 2: Erase All Contents and Settings

You can also make sure to delete the data on your device by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. When you erase your data, this turns off Find My Phone and Activation Lock.

Erase Content and Setting

In this way, not only your iPhone will be removed from iCloud, but also all the data will be deleted from iPhone.

Part 3: How to Remove iPhone from iCloud on Other iPhone

Take the following steps to remove a device from iCloud by using another device:

Step 1: Sign in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on the new device.

Step 2: Go to "Settings > iCloud > Your Account > Devices".

Step 3: Tap the device you want to erase in the Devices list.

Step 4: Choose "Remove from Account" and confirm it.

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However, this won't delete the device from the associated devices list permanently. If the device is signed in with the same Apple ID and connects to the internet. This device will reappear in the devices list.

Part 4: How to Remove iPhone from iCloud via iCloud.com

So, you might also not have access to your phone or any other phone at the time. If you have your computer, you can still remove your phone from iCloud through iCloud.com. Just take the following steps:

Step 1: Go to iCloud.com and login with your details.

Sign in to iCloud

Step 2: In the next screen, click on the “Find My iPhone” feature.

Select Find My iPhone

Step 3: This takes you to another screen. At the top, click on the “All Devices” drop-down menu. You’ll see a list of devices connected to your iCloud account.

Select Device

Step 4: Click on the one you want to remove and click Remove from Account. Confirm by click on "Remove from Account".

Remove from Account

Step 5: Click on the “Remove” to confirm. Then your iPhone will be removed from this iCloud account.

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Part 5: What Happens If You Remove iPhone from iCloud?

When you remove your device from iCloud, it gets removed from the device list of Find My iPhone. It also turns off your former iPhone's Activation lock.

  • When your iPhone is lost and you remove it from iCloud, everything will be removed from the device. That means your data is safe and secure. However, the guy who gets your iPhone can use it without any limits.
  • When your iPhone is lost and you don't remove it from iCloud, you can use the Lost Mode to suspend any credit or debit cards set up for Apple Pay on your iPhone. And no one can get access to your iPhone and use it again even the device is restored, because the phone is associated with your iCloud account.
  • Conclusion

    Removing iCloud account on iPhone is possible and there are several solutions available that can help you in this regard. From the methods we mentioned above, it is recommended that you use iMyFone LockWiper. This is because this tool can save you a lot of time by allowing you to quickly remove iCloud account from your device even without password.

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