How to Remove iCloud from iPhone

This article gives you a step-by-step tutorial on removing an iCloud account from your iPhone.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 06, 2021

There are many reasons why a person wants to remove iCloud account from an iPhone: has multiple iCloud accounts and wants to switch from one iCloud to another; decides to give away or sell old iPhone, and wants to clean iCloud personal info; bought a second-hand iPhone with an iCloud account logged in and wants to erase it.

Removing an iCloud account is super easy if you have the password.  But you’d better backup your iPhone beforehand because the synced items are going to be erased on your iPhone when you delete your iCloud account.

What You Need to Do Before Removing iCloud

Before you start removing an iCloud account, you’d better backup the data on your iPhone because this operation would probably erase it. The common way is backing up data with iTunes. However, there are two drawbacks to do so. First, iTunes only support back up the whole device all at once; Second, the files backed up cannot be read on your computer because of a format compatibility problem.

To selectively backup your iPhone, we suggest you download AnyTrans on your computer. After that, you may connect your phone to a computer, and follow the guide to back up your iPhone data.

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Remove iCloud Account from iPhone with Password

If you can unlock your iPhone, you just need to remove your iCloud account with few clicks. Note that you need to connect your iPhone to a stable network before you follow the steps below to remove iCloud from your device.

iOS 10.3 or later:

  1. Go to Settings and click on your name.
  2. Scroll down and click “Sign Out”.
  3. Enter your Apple ID password and tap “Turn Off”.
Remove iCloud from iPhone on iOS 10.3 or Later

Remove iCloud from iPhone on iOS 10.3 or Later

iOS 10.2 or earlier:

  1. Go to Settings, choose “iCloud” and click “Sign Out”.
  2. Click on “Delete from My iPhone”. When a pop-up dialog appears, tap “Delete from My iPhone” again to confirm this order.
Remove iCloud from iPhone on iOS 10.2 or Earlier

Remove iCloud from iPhone on iOS 10.2 or Earlier

Remember to read the pop-up dialogs before every move.

Easiest Way to Remove iCloud Account from iPhone without Password

Unfortunately, you can remove an iCloud account by clicking on your phone only when you remember the password. If you don’t remember your password, this method will not work for you. In this case, you can remove iCloud from iPhone with a third-party tool called AnyUnlock.

AnyUnlock is an extremely effective tool to get rid of many kinds of passwords on your device. All you need to do is to connect your iPhone to your computer and click on a few buttons following a step-by-step guide below.

Step 1. Download and install AnyUnlock on your computer. Then, launch AnyUnlock on your computer and choose “Unlock Apple ID” mode.

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

1. Unlock Apple ID mode is not available on devices running iOS 12 or later with turning on the “Find My iPhone” option;

2. If the “Find My iPhone” option is turned on:

Device ( running iOS 10.2 to iOS 11.4 ) data will never be lost;

Device (running below iOS 10.2) data will be lost completely;

Devices ( running iOS 12 or later) are not supported to unlock Apple ID currently.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer, unlock the iPhone screen, and click “Trust” on your iPhone screen.

Select "Trust" on Your iPhone

Select “Trust” on Your iPhone

Step 3. Click the “Unlock Now” button and wait for the application to unlock the associated Apple ID and iCloud account of the iOS device.

Click the "Unlock Now" Button

Click the “Unlock Now” Button

Step 4. When the removing process is completed, you will see the interface below.

Remove iCloud from iPhone Successfully

Remove iCloud from iPhone Successfully

The Bottom Line

In this post, we introduced the way how to remove an iCloud account from iPhone with or without a password. But please back up your data with a comprehensive tool – AnyTrans before you decide to clean iCloud information. AnyUnlock – iPhone Password Unlocker is extremely useful when you need to delete iCloud from your iPhone without a password. If you got any other questions about iCloud, you can leave your comment below; if you feel this post is useful, please share it out.

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