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How do I delete my iCloud account from another device?

Answer

  1. Go to www.icloud.com.
  2. Sign in to your iCloud account.
  3. Select the Find my iPhone icon.
  4. Select All Devices then choose your iPhone from the drop-down list.
  5. Choose Erase iPhone.
  6. Choose Erase again and enter your Apple ID and password.
  7. Select Next then Done.

If you wish to delete your iCloud account from a device that isn’t the one you used to set up your account, follow these steps:

Visit icloud.com/deactivate. Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to sign in to iCloud on your iOS device. Enter only the six-digit code found in the “Can’t sign in or access iOS device” section above into both fields, and then select Erase Account.

Note: You may need to wait until approximately 10 minutes after deleting your account before attempting to sign back into it again using the instructions above. If this doesn’t work for you, contact us using any of our support channels below for further assistance.

How do I delete my iCloud account from my Mac?

To delete your iCloud account from your Mac, follow these steps. Note that if you have an iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd generation or later, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5th generation or later, these settings are also on your device. Learn more about how to delete an iCloud account from your iOS device here:

Visit icloud.com/deactivate Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to sign in to iCloud on your Mac. Enter only the six-digit code found in the “Can’t sign in or access iOS device” section above into both fields, then select Erase Account.

How do I delete my iCloud account from a Windows PC?

To delete your iCloud account from your Windows PC, follow these steps: Troubleshooting express uninstallation instructions If you’re unable to deactivate or fully delete your iCloud account, we recommend using the program CCleaner. Make sure to follow these instructions exactly as written and try each one in order.

Visit icloud.com/deactivate Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to sign in to iCloud on your Windows PC. Enter only the six-digit code found in the “Can’t sign in or access iOS device” section above into both fields, then select Erase Account.

For more information about erasing all of your deleted data from Apple servers after deleting any iCloud account, visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343 If you change or lose a device after deleting your account: Visit icloud.com/deactivate Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to sign in to iCloud on your Windows PC. Enter only the six-digit code found in the “Can’t sign in or access iOS device” section above into both fields, then select Erase Account. After 10 minutes, you can attempt to sign back into iCloud using instructions at How do I sign out of my iCloud account? If you change or lose a device after deleting your account: Visit icloud.com/deactivate Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to sign in to iCloud on your Windows PC. Enter only the six-digit code found in the “Can’t sign in or access iOS device” section above into both fields, then select Erase Account. After 10 minutes, you can attempt to sign back into iCloud using instructions.

How do I sign out of my iCloud account? If

you’re not signed in to iCloud on your Mac, iOS device, or Windows PC: Sign in with the Apple ID and password that you use to sign in to iCloud. Click “Go” on the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the bottom of your mobile device’s screen. Select “Sign Out” from the drop-down list. A dialog box will appear asking if you really want to sign out. Click “Sign Out”. If you can’t sign out, learn more about common issues here: Unable to sign out of iCloud

If I delete my account from icloud.com, what happens to my stuff?

Your content will no longer be available from other devices using your account information unless they have the same Apple ID. For example, deleting an iCloud account from an iPhone won’t delete shared photos or documents from your other iCloud devices.

If you want to stop using all of your devices but keep some of the content that is only available on those devices, we recommend creating a separate Apple ID for them before signing out of any features on icloud.com and not deleting your original account. Otherwise, if you delete your account without also signing out of services like iTunes & App Store or iMessage or making sure you have copies of content, it could be difficult to recover that information later because then you would need to know which Apple IDs were previously associated with each device and service in order to get them back. If you don’t recall which Apple ID was previously associated with your account, you might need to contact customer support.

If I delete my iCloud account, will I still be able to use the same Apple ID on other services from Apple?

Yes, you can continue using the same Apple ID on other services from Apple. For example, if there are songs or books purchased in iTunes that were added to your library through your original iCloud account and you want to keep them and not have them deleted automatically during the sign-out process: Open iTunes. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the bottom of your mobile device’s screen, select “Account > Sign Out”. If prompted about whether you want to keep information synced to iCloud from your account, select “Keep on my [device name].”

On the next screen you’ll be asked if you want to create a new Apple ID. If that’s not what you want, then click “Don’t Create an Account.” Click “Continue” to confirm that’s what you wanted to do. A dialog box will appear asking if you really want to sign out. Click “Sign Out”. You can start syncing content again by signing in with your new Apple ID at iTunes & App Store or iMessage. If prompted about whether you want to keep information synced to iCloud from your account, select “Keep on my [device name].” If I delete my iCloud account, how long will it take for other devices to stop working?

Since iCloud is integrated with many Apple services, it can take a while for all of your devices to stop accessing iCloud. If you have just deleted your account: Apps that were installed on your iOS device from the App Store (not apps that came pre-installed) will be removed and unable to run unless they are updated separately using their app-specific update mechanism.

Apps that were installed on your Mac from the App Store may not launch or they might relaunch after a period of time as if you had signed out. You can force quit the app at any time and then relaunch after signing back in with your new Apple ID.

Shared items in Mail, such as calendars, reminders, Notes, and contacts, will stop syncing between your Mac(s) and iOS device(s). You can continue using these items in Mail by signing back into iCloud.

Rented or purchased movies from iTunes (not videos that came pre-installed on an iPad), will be removed from all devices including your Mac. To watch movies you’ve rented or purchased on a different device: Go to the iTunes Store and sign out of any other Apple ID accounts if prompted. Select “Purchases” under “Quick Links” at the top right of any page within the iTunes Store. Click on “Movies” under the drop-down menu to see available films then click one to download it for another family member. It might take a while for your family member’s devices to be able to access that content.

If you purchased an Apple TV, it will need to be reset after the iCloud account is deleted in order for any purchased content from iTunes to play on the Apple TV again. The same process applies if you wish to change or add screensavers or other settings available in Settings > General. To do this: Find your iOS device and iTunes/App Store account (the one you’re using right now) under “Devices” in iTunes on a Mac or PC and remove them both by clicking on the (-) button next to each one. Hold down the Option key when plugging in your Apple TV with a USB-C cable into a power source (not just a USB port on your computer). The Apple TV will restart after a few seconds. When it’s done, go to Settings > General and select “Restore Factory Settings”.

If you purchased or rented movies on an original iPad, those movies are not compatible with later versions of iOS (unless they were updated individually using their app-specific update mechanism) and will need to be redownloaded from the iTunes Store. To do this: Sign out of iCloud and uninstall any apps from your iPhone that came pre-installed by Apple. Plug in your original iPad via the 30-pin connector into one of your Macs or PCs running iTunes. Click on “Apps” under the “Library” section at the left column within iTunes. Scroll down until you find the “Purchased” section. Click on it to expand any rows that have apps for your original iPad. Next, click on any available apps from within the list and then click the download icon next to each one. You can now sync those apps with your new iPhone by clicking Sync in iTunes or plugging in your iPhone using its USB cable into a power source (not just a USB port on your computer).

Does deleting iCloud on one device Delete from other devices too?

iCloud Photos deletes photos when you delete them on one device. You can’t remove a photo from one device without it being removed from all of your other iCloud connected devices.

How do I delete my iCloud account from another device?

1. Go to www.icloud.com.
2. Sign in to your iCloud account.
3. Select the Find my iPhone icon.
4. Select All Devices then choose your iPhone from the drop-down list.
5. Choose Erase iPhone.
6. Choose Erase again and enter your Apple ID and password.
7. Select Next then Done.

What happens when I remove a device from iCloud?

“When you sign out of the App Store, you can’t download new apps. Anything that was downloaded will keep working.”

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