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How do I delete iCloud from iPhone 8?

Answer

  1. Tap on the Settings app.
  2. Tap on “iCloud” to open it.
  3. tap on “Delete Account
  4. Tap on “Delete” again to confirm the deletion of the iCloud account.

How to Remove iCloud Account from iPhone 8, iPhone X

What’s the best way to wipe all backups of Messages, Photos, Contacts, Calendars and other data stored in iCloud Drive? How do I remove them permanently and not only for 30 days or 1 year like it is with the Find My iPhone service now? Here are few things that can help.

First of all, to delete your iCloud account you need to disable it on iPhone 8/8+/X. For this go to Settings -> your name (probably “your [email protected]”) -> iCloud and do the following:

1. Disable Find My iPhone feature by sliding the ‘Find My iPhone’ switch to Off position.

2. Tap ‘Sign Out’ button under Apple ID profile picture in the top-left corner of the screen (simply log out from iCloud). Confirm your choice via pop-up box by tapping on ‘OK’ button.

3. Go back to main accounts page in Settings app, scroll down a little bit and tap on ‘Delete Account’. Confirm your choice by tapping on ‘Delete Account’ button in next window.

(via Apple Support) how to switch between different accounts and how to switch back to your own account again, if you want.

In fact, Apple says that switching accounts is not delete all data from the previous account and it’s not true:

“When you sign in with a different Apple ID, data associated with the original Apple ID doesn’t transfer to the new one. You can copy some items manually, such as contacts or calendars; for other types of content, such as Reminders or Safari bookmarks, you’ll need to re-import them. “

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The same goes for things like Apps (not on Mac) and Music too that are tied directly into the iCloud account we use on our device. So what I’m talking about here is deleting or removing all iCloud-related data from your phone. If you are ready to remove your iCloud account from your iPhone or iPad, read on.

What should I know before removing iCloud account from iPhone 8?

If you delete all data associated with the iCloud account, including backups of all iOS devices (like old photos and other data) then it’s gone for good – permanently! Once you remove your iCloud account from the device, Apple will not be able to restore any of its content without an original backup stored in Apple servers anymore. All new devices that you register using this same Apple ID in the future will have no access to anything stored in the cloud by this same Apple ID too.

After this iCloud account will be deleted from all of your devices (and also from iCloud.com), but you’ll still see the icon with the iCloud name on the Home screen of your iPhone 8/8+/X. This is because Apple leaves a placeholder for that account in order to preserve iOS compatibility, so don’t worry about it and go further to the second step. If somebody tries to use Find My iPhone app or any other service associated with iCloud he/she will get error 404 message when trying to login into it remotely as these services are no linked to your device anymore. The process can be repeated every time you want to change something in your cloud storage settings – just go to Settings -> your name (likely “your [email protected]”) -> iCloud and repeat the whole procedure from step 1 (Find My iPhone access disabling) on.

Now let’s move to third step – removing data that was stored in iCloud backup. There are two ways you can do it: first one removes only old backups of Messages, Contacts, Calendars, and Photos. The second one will delete also other types of information like Notes, Reminders, Safari bookmarks, Health data, Keychain items and app settings. The advantage of doing this is that you’ll free up a little bit more space for your future backups. Here’s how:

How to remove old iCloud backup data and gain more space for new ones on iPhone 8/8+/X?

1. Use DiskAid or iFonebox software to export your iCloud backups from your iPhone 8/8+/X directly to your computer, you’ll find it under \private\var\mobile\Library\Mobile Backup.

2. Download free trial version of Tenorshare UltData (iPhone Data Eraser Pro) app or full-featured version if you like the program and want support developer’s efforts. Open this tool and select location where iOS backups are on your Mac/Windows computer (these should be in /Users/Shared/.icloud or /Volumes/MobileBackups/… directory depending on your operating system).

3. Click “Start” button and wait for the program to finish scanning all old iCloud backups from your iPhone 8/8+/X (it will take 10 – 30 minutes, mainly due to fact that UltData app processes them one by one to find data types and separate them properly)

4. When scan is complete click “Erase Now” button in UltData app window and confirm action when asked. This step takes a little bit more time than scan itself as now the application separates individual items of each backup file into different folders on your computer, so it’s better if you leave it run overnight until next day morning or get an external drive and do it on your Mac/PC while you’re at work.

5. After erase is complete go to “Folders” section within UltData app window and check whether there are no files left in iCloud backup folder that can be restored from Apple servers (you can store backups in iCloud for a month before they are deleted automatically). If you did everything correctly all of the items will be stored only in some folders with names like 010818_091731, 082515_101802 etc on your computer. You can delete those empty folders if you want, these don’t take space anymore. Also keep an eye on the fact that before you delete data from iPhone 8/8+/X via iTunes or iCloud you should do it on your computer first.

NOTE: if you didn’t use iCloud Photo Library feature in the past and/or starting now all of your photos are stored locally instead of being synced with cloud this part is not necessary as no images from previous backups will be found. For those who did use iCloud Space – Deleting section here works only for new iOS 10+ backups, from iPhone 5+. Older ones have no photo syncing option enabled at all (they still contain contacts and other info) so there’s nothing to delete in this case.

After completing these steps go to Settings -> iCloud -> Storage -> Manage Storage and check how much free space you gained. If you’re on a free plan only ten GB will be available, but if you have 50-100 GB the overall gain will increase significantly (more than 10GB in most cases). If you don’t want to delete iCloud backups at all all you need is to find out which one has more free space and just delete others. There’s no need to use any additional apps for this!

How to remove old iCloud backup data and gain more space for new ones on iPhone 7/7+/6S/6S+?

1. Download iMyFone D-Back or DiskAid software from here: http://www.imyfone.com/download.htm or https://www.diskaid.net/, install it on your Mac OS X or Windows 10/8.1/7 computer. These are 100% free demo versions of apps, I know many users already used them and never changed to a paid version.

2. Run D-Back / DiskAid app for Mac OS X or Windows 10/8.1/7 on your computer and connect your iPhone 7/7+ using a USB cable (make sure you have selected “Trust this Computer” option in iTunes if you haven’t done it before). When the program shows the full list of data types click iCloud icon at left side panel, then scroll down to select “iPhone Backup”.

3. Now go to Settings -> Privacy -> Backups & call logs:

a) If you want to delete all your iCloud data just click “Show All” option and then select an appropriate backup (i.e. 11.05.2016, 10.08.2017 etc) and click Remove Backup button at the bottom right corner of the screen:

b) If you want to keep your latest iCloud backup as it is without deleting any other ones follow next steps:

1) Highlight “Backups” section in main menu on D-Back software and scroll down to select “Latest backup”. Click Erase button if you’re sure that there are no photos from last month or contacts/messages/call logs that were added more recently than iTunes itself synced them with your iPhone 7/7+ in the cloud; otherwise skip this step.

2) Highlight “Restore” section in main menu on D-Back software and click Restore button if you’re sure that there are no photos from last month or contacts/messages/call logs that were added more recently than iTunes itself synced them with your iPhone 7/7+ in the cloud; otherwise skip this step (it’s just for restoring backups, data will be deleted later).

4. After erasing and restoring is complete go to “Folders” section within UltData app window and check whether there are no files left in iCloud backup folder:

a) If you did everything correctly all of the items will only be found on your Mac / PC computer now. You can delete them manually using File Manager utility that’s preinstalled on all Mac OS X / Windows 10/8.1/7 computers:

1) If you have files only in “iPad Backup” folder, skip this step and go to the next one instead.

2) Click iCloud icon at left side panel again, select an appropriate backup (iPhone 6/6+ is different than iPhone 7 series of devices!) and click Download option near bottom right corner of the screen:

3) After successful download all the contents on your Mac / PC will be stored either in Recovery Mode or regular iTunes backup file depending on version of iOS installed on your iPhone 7/7+ device running latest 11.x software (newer versions don’t create Recovery Mode backup anymore). Just click iMyFone D-Back or DiskAid app again -> Local Backup tab.

4) Go to iTunes Library -> MobileSync -> Backup and check if there are a lot of items listed under “Name” column that contains your iCloud account credentials from previous backups (if you have iPhone 6/6+ this will be replaced with iPad Backups & SMS):

b) If there are still some items left, use File Explorer / Windows Explorer tool on Mac OS X / Windows 10/8.1/7 computer to check whether there’s anything else in iCloud folder. Delete all the files there manually as described above in point no. 3a; otherwise skip this step as well and go to the next one.

6. iPhone 7/7+ can sync your photos, contacts, call logs and messages from iCloud automatically only if you have “iCloud Backup” enabled in Settings -> iCloud -> Storage & Backup section. Otherwise you would either have to do it manually (by running iTunes on your Mac / PC computer) or change some preferences within Photos application that are responsible for handling these categories of data:

a) If you want to make sure that all your photos are synced with Cloud only go to Photos Application -> Preferences => General Tab, select “All My Files” option and click Sync button. After this is done all new photos will be downloaded directly through Wi-Fi network from iCloud server instead of using your 3G / 4G / LTE data plan.

b) If you want to use iCloud for storing your contacts and call logs follow this tutorial: How to Sync Contacts with iCloud on iPhone 7/7+? You’ll need to do it in order to make sure that all of the recently added items are synced or backed up properly; otherwise skip this step as well.

To make sure that iMessages are synced automatically with your Apple ID account go to Settings -> Messages and enable “iCloud Message Backup” option within that section:

c) Finally, if there’s no SMS message setting switched on then turn off manual sync option from main menu -> Messages tab within iMyFone D-Back or DiskAid app -> Backup / Restore tab:

1) Find and select SMS section, click on iCloud icon below it to enable the feature. Now you can check whether all of your messages are properly downloaded on your Mac computer by going to Finder -> Applications -> Messages

2) Go to iTunes Library -> iMyFone D-Back or DiskAid app Local Backup again. Click on SMS category this time (all of your files will be stored either in Recovery Mode or regular iTunes backup file depending on version of iOS installed on your iPhone 7/7+ device running latest 11.x software (newer versions don’t create Recovery Mode backup anymore).

3) In case you have two sets of data listed under the Name column then you need to choose one of them manually to be able to check if both SMS messages from iCloud and iPhone 7/7+ devices are matched. Select the right one by opening files with double click, open info panel -> scroll down and check whether “Size” is correct for particular file as well (all your messages should have size around 1-2KB each).

Anyway, in case if everything has been synced properly go to the Message section, select all the backups that contain your iMessages and start doing full backup by clicking on “Backup All…” option near top bar:

8. If you plan to do this procedure via Wi-Fi network simply connect iPhone 7/7+ with your Mac or PC computer via USB cable, open iTunes application and follow the steps below:

a) Go to iPhone 7/7+ in iTunes application -> click on “Summary” tab near top bar -> scroll down and make sure that you have either iCloud Backup turned on or “iCloud Photos” / “iCloud Contacts” / “iCloud Messages” option checked. If not, switch those options ON (iMessage only if it’s missing from your account). Please note that doing this will create a full backup file on a desktop computer with .ipsw extension.

b) Now go back to Local Backup section within iMyFone D-Back or DiskAid app interface again – click on two-line icon right next iPhone icon at top bar -> click on “Backup All…” option within that pop-up window. Now you will see the following window:

c) Select a place where you want to save the backup file. You can choose Desktop computer (if you have enough free space, otherwise it could take days until synchronization is completed), external hard drive or flash drive; then select both “IPHONE” and “SYNCRONIZE ALL DATA” options and finish it by clicking on “Start Backup” button near top bar.

NOTE: Don’t forget to make sure that your Mac or PC computer has enough free space for this backup operation. With normal iTunes/iCloud sync (or iCloud Drive – check out how to enable it here: How to Sync iCloud Drive with iPhone 7/7+ if Your Mac is Not Running OS X El Capitan 10.11? ) it can take up to several days before you’ll be able to complete the whole process depending on how many photos, videos and files you have stored either in your iCloud account or device (iMessages are rather small – only few kilobytes each).

9. If there’s no option for syncing contact data with iCloud at all then follow this tutorial: How Can I Fix “Failed To Back Up” Error When Syncing My iPhone 7/7+, iPad Pro or iPod touch 6th Generation Using iTunes? You’ll need to have installed latest iOS 11 software update first; otherwise do not skip iTunes software update and then try to fix iTunes error 4013.

How to Backup Messages from iPhone 7/7+ via iCloud (Web) Platform?

If you have enabled two-step verification or changed your Apple ID password recently – chances are that you won’t be able to use iCloud web platform for backing up messages on any of your devices including newest ones. As a result, this method won’t work and you’ll need either create Recovery Mode backup with latest iOS 11 or downgrade your device to iOS 10 first (check out the methods described above). After doing it manually do not forget to enable “iMessage” option in iCloud again.

How do I delete iCloud from iPhone 8?

1. Tap on the Settings app.
2. Tap on “iCloud” to open it.
3. tap on “Delete Account
4. Tap on “Delete” again to confirm the deletion of the iCloud account.

Does factory reset remove iCloud?

No, factory resetting your iPhone will not alter your iCloud. Restarting your iPhone will present you with the option to reconnect to iCloud. Restoring previous phone information can also be done from iCloud if desired.

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