The request for wrong Apple ID on iPhone is becoming a common concern among iPhone and iPad users. Some of those suffering the effects of this issue have written to us seeking for solutions to “iPhone asking for wrong Apple ID”, and here is one of such request captioned:

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We’re about the discuss the solutions that can fix “wrong Apple ID on iPhone or iPad”, and give you some tips on how to fix wrong Apple ID without a password.

Reasons why your iPhone asking for wrong Apple ID

If your iPhone is linked to the wrong Apple ID, or you’re getting this error code a couple of times on iTunes or other iOS services, then here are a few possible causes of this error:

  1. You or another person who has access to your iPhone/iPad may have recently made a purchase in the App Store with a different Apple ID.
  2. Your iPhone may have been protected with iCloud Activation Lock and unlocked using an IMEI bypass software or service.
  3. You or someone else who has access to your device may have manually entered a different Apple ID to your device.
  4. If you acquired a used iPhone and saw the Home screen immediately you switched on the device, then the previous owners Apple ID is still linked to the device.

How to Fix When iPhone Using Wrong Apple ID

Here, we will help you fix this issue. However, it’s unfortunate that there is no way to fix “iPhone or iPad wrong Apple ID” without erasing all contents and settings from your device. Apple Inc. made it so that no one can remove another Apple ID from his or her iOS device without getting everything on the device wiped.

  • Step 1. Launch your Setting app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2. Go to “General > Reset > Erase All Contents & Settings”.
  • Step 3. Enter your password to erase your device.
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After these steps, you can now set up your device with a new Apple ID and password or link an existing one. Do not back up or restore backup to your device because if you do this, you’ll also restore the Apple ID.

What to Do When App Store Ask for Wrong Apple ID

If the iOS App Store is requesting for a wrong Apple ID when you want to update an app your iPhone, then you need to delete the app and re-download it again using your Apple ID.

  • Step 1. Click your Home button and hold the App icon you want to delete for a few seconds until it starts to jiggle.
  • Step 2. Click the “X” icon next to the app.
  • Step 3. Confirm your action by selecting “Delete”.
  • Step 4. Go back to the App Store to download it.
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How to Remove Wrong Apple ID on iPhone without Password

Wrong Apple ID can be very tough to fix especially when you do not have the password. However, iMyFone LockWiper can help you remove the wrong Apple ID from your device without any passcode or password. It can do fix “wrong Apple ID on iPhone or iPad” issue even when Find My iPhone is enabled on the device.

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  • Fully remove the wrong email address from Apple ID or App Store without password, leaving no traces of the previous account
  • Unlink your device from the previous account and protect it from being tracked or blocked
  • You’ll be able to enjoy all Apple ID features and make full use of iCloud services after removal
  • Unlock also other iPhone locks without passcode, like locked screen, restrictions lock, etc.
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Steps to Remove Wrong Apple ID from iPhone without Password:

Step 1. Launch iMyFone LockWiper on your Mac or PC, and connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.
Step 2. Click “Unlock Apple ID” mode.

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Step 3. Click “Start to Unlock” tab. LockWiper will then immediately start the unlocking process and finish it in a minute.
If Find My iPhone is enabled on your device, you’ll need to perform “Reset All Settings” on your iPhone first.

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When it’s done, you can now set up the right Apple ID on your iPhone. Your iPhone won’t be linked to the wrong account any more.

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