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Methods to Delete an old Apple ID

“I have an old Apple ID for my iCloud, but I don’t want to use it any more, so I want to delete it. Anyone can show me how to delete my old Apple ID?”

When you get an old iPhone from your friends, or you want to send your iPhone to your friends or family, you may need to delete all your data on your iPhone, or delete the old Apple ID on it. Now here we’ll show you how to delete an old Apple ID on it.

Method 1. Delete Old Apple ID from Web iCloud

Firstly, we’ll show you how to delete old Apple ID from web iCloud, see below steps.

Step 1. Open browser on your PC and navigate to “appleid.apple.com”, then log in it with your Apple ID and Password.

Step 2. When it needs, you can type in two-factor authentication code. Then scroll down to find option “Devices”.



Step 3. After find your device, click “Remove” to delete it, and confirm with “Remove This [Device].



Method 2. Delete Old Apple ID from iPhone iPad

Next, we’ll see how to delete Apple ID from iPhone iPad directly, follow below steps.

Step 1. Open your iPhone iPad, go to Setting--iCloud Account, which is at the top of your screen.

Step 2. Then scroll down to find your Apple devices, when you find the device that you need to remove its Apple ID, click it.



Step 3. Then tap on “Remove from Account”, and confirm with “Remove”.



Method 3. Disable Find My iPhone

When we enable Find My iPhone which is associated with our iCloud, we can use it to track our iPhone, erase data ect. So when you need to remove your Apple ID, you’ll need to disable Find My iPhone as well.

Step 1. Open iPhone iPad, go to Setting--iCloud ID--iCloud.

Step 2. then scroll down to find option “Find My iPhone”, and turn it off. When it needs, input your Apple ID password.



Method 4. Log out of Apple ID on iPhone iPad

Also we can log out of Apple ID on our iPhone iPad instead of deleting them, see below steps.

Step 1. Open your iPhone iPad, go to Setting--Apple ID, which is at the top of your screen.

Step 2. Then scroll down and you can see option “Sign Out”, click it and input your Apple ID password to confirm.



Extract Data from iCloud Selectively

When you delete your Apple ID, you may need to save or extract some data from it, now we will introduce you iRefone for help.

iRefone is a professional iOS data recovery software, it can help us recover them selectively with three recovery mode, that is Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup and Recover from iCloud Backup. Including contacts, notes, messages, photos, reminders, calendars, call history, WeChat messages ect.

Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.



Step 1. Run iRefone, choose “Recover from iCloud Backup”, and log in it with your Apple ID and password.



Step 2. When we log in, we can see many data icon and media icon there. Find the one you need, click “Download” at the end of the files you need.



Step 3. After downloading, new interface will show up. And there will be many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, find and click “Message” icon for example, then it will be scanned by the software.



Step 4. After scanning, you can preview and choose messages you need, tap on “Recover to PC”.


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