How to delete Apple ID from iPhone without password

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Delete Apple ID from iPhone via password recovery

Without a doubt, the simplest and most effective method for delete Apple ID from iPhone without password is the one that involves the use of Apple's password recovery system. Following this procedure, it is in fact possible to delete the Apple ID from the phone even without remembering the starting password, and even if two-factor authentication has been activated. I'll explain everything, in detail, below.



Two-factor authentication accounts

The system two-factor authentication is the best way to ensure the security of your iCloud account. When it is active, it becomes possible to verify your personal identity through the phone number or through another device associated with the same Apple ID, greatly simplifying the password recovery procedure.

So, if you have activated two-factor authentication and want to delete the Apple ID from your "iPhone by", access the Settings of iOS, by touching the d-shaped icongear placed on the Home screen, tap on yours name and touch il pulsating Logout, located at the bottom of the screen that is proposed to you (the account summary).


If everything went well, the screen should open Password ID Apple, in which, under normal conditions, you should enter your account password. Since you can't remember it, you can start the password reset process as follows: type a wrong passkey, touch il pulsating disable and repeat these steps again to access the password recovery area.


Now, tap the button Reset password e, if a Access code, enter it on the next screen. If everything went well, you should be able to set one new password, typing it in the fields that are proposed to you.

If not, tap the item You have forgotten your access code, tap the button Continue and indicates the Phone Number that you associated with the Apple ID, in the text field that is proposed to you.

When you're done, tap the button NEXT (located at the top right), press the button Reimposta with telephone number and wait for the receipt of theSMS containing the verification code sent by Apple, which should arrive after a few seconds. If this is not automatically recognized, enter it manually in the field verification code.

Now, type the security code that you set up on one of the other Apple devices, press the button NEXT and specify the new access key to be associated with the Apple ID, typing it in the boxes PasswordConfirmation. Finally, tap the button again NEXT, to reset the password.

At this point, the disconnection from the Apple ID should start automatically: therefore, specify whether or not to keep some data of the configured account (such as Safari, of the app Bag,Contact, Keychains and so on), by acting on the special levers e, finally, by touching the button Logout, to disassociate the Apple ID from the phone.



If you can't access your phone number, you need to start the password reset procedure by tapping on the item Don't have access to your registered number? and choosing the option Reset from another device, so as to be able to conclude everything using a second device paired with the same Apple ID.

Now, you should see a message stating the wording A message with instructions has been sent to [device name]: when this happens, access the indicated device and follow the instructions displayed on the screen to complete the password change.

For example, if the recovery device is a Mac, you need to click on the notification Reset the password (which should appear at the top right), and then choose the item Show e, after clicking on the button Reset password, enter the new access key in the fields New passwordConfirm password. To conclude and save the changes made, click on the button Continue.

Once the password reset phase is completed, go back to the iPhone from which you intend to dissociate the Apple ID, go to the area Settings> [your name] of iOS and press the button Logout located at the bottom of the next screen.


Finally, enter the Password previously set, tap the button disable and indicates whether to keep a copy of the data associated with the Apple ID in the memory of the "iPhone by" or not. When you are done, press the button Logout (top left), to complete the operation.

Accounts without two-factor authentication

If your account is not protected by two-factor authentication, you will need to follow a slightly different procedure than the one seen above.

For a start, go to the Settings iOS (using the d-shaped icongear located on the Home screen), tap the you don't know and then on the button Logout, located at the bottom of the next screen.

Once this is done, he points to one Password incorrect twice in a row (by touching the button disable each time) e, on reaching the screen Did you forget your password, touch il pulsating Reset password combined with it.

Now, check that theApple ID is correct (if necessary, enter it manually), tap the button NEXT and specify the recovery mode you prefer to use between Use security questionsUsa email.

If you opt for the first option, you will need to specify yours date of birth and then respond to security questions set when creating the iCloud account. Once this is done, tap the button NEXT (located at the top right), enter the new one Password in the fields that are proposed to you e, to finalize the password reset, touch the buttons NEXTend.

If everything went well, iOS should ask you whether or not to save some data relating to the Apple ID that you are about to delete: once you have made your choice, press the button Logout, located at the top right, and that's it!

By choosing, instead, to perform the password recovery through e-mail, you will receive the instructions for restoring it in the e-mail box: then access the message received from Apple (from any device you prefer) and press the button Reset that you find inside. Once Apple's site is displayed, indicate the new one Password you intend to use for your account in the appropriate fields and press the button Reset password, to complete the restoration phase.

We're almost there: go back to the iPhone, access the area Settings> [your name] iOS, tap the button Logout located at the bottom of the screen e, after typing the new one Password of your Apple ID in the appropriate text field, tap the button disable and indicates whether or not to keep some data of the iCloud account you are about to dissociate. When you are done, press the button end, to permanently delete the Apple ID from the phone.

Final operations

Although the dissociation of the Apple ID from the iPhone involves the deactivation of the iOS "anti-theft" system, called Where is, I still recommend that you delete the device from the devices associated with the Apple ID in question, if you know that you will no longer use it .

To do so, connect to the Apple account management web page (which you can also reach by manually typing the address appleid.apple.com) using the app you usually use to browse the Internet (eg. Safari) and log in using theApple ID and Password previously reset, or via Face ID / Touch ID. If prompted, then complete two-factor authentication, indicating the passcode received on the device.

Once logged in, touch the item devices, do tap on iPhone name from which you deleted the Apple ID e, to finalize the disassociation, tap the buttons Remove from accountRemove. In case of second thoughts, you can re-associate the "iPhone by" to the Apple ID by accessing it through the section Settings> [your name] of iOS.

Delete Apple ID from iPhone without password remotely

It is your intention delete Apple ID from iPhone without password but you can no longer physically access the device in question? In this case, it is necessary toremote initialization of the "iPhone by", which consists in bringing it back to the factory state through the special functionality offered by the Apple "Where is" service. It is possible to complete this procedure from any computer browser.

So, to get started, connected to the iCloud website, click on the link Hai dimenticato l'ID Apple or the password? and type the email address associated with your Apple ID in the appropriate text field. When you are done, click on the button Continue e, if you had associated a telephone number to the account in question, confirm it, to validate your identity.

At this point, if your account is protected bytwo-factor authentication, you should get one notifies on one of the other devices associated with the same Apple ID, which will allow you to start the password reset phase: if, for example, you have associated another iPhone or iPad, you must tap the button Allow displayed on the screen e, when prompted, enter the new password in the text fields displayed on the screen.

On Macinstead, you must click on the notification displayed at the top right e, when requested, indicate the new password in the form that is shown.

If your account is not, however, protected by two-factor authentication, you will be asked to reset your password following the "classic" procedure: then put the check mark next to the item the password, in order to specify the intention to recover the access key to the account, click on the button Continue and choose whether to proceed with the password reset receiving an email, or answering security questions.

Fatta la tua scelta, click on your button OK and proceed by following the steps that best suit the reset method you have chosen: if, for example, you have opted to receive an email, open the email message received from Apple, click on the button Reset contained in it and follow the instructions on the screen, in order to finalize the password reset.

If, on the other he, you have chosen to answer the security questions, enter yours Birthday in the text field provided, click on the button Continue e, after specifying the answer to the security questions, click on the button again Continue and type the new password in the proposed text fields. To conclude, click on the button Reset password And that's it!

In case of problems or doubts regarding the steps just indicated, you can refer to my guide on how to recover the iCloud password, in which I was able to deal with the subject in great detail.

Once the password reset phase is completed, connected again to the iCloud home web page, enter your Apple ID credentials in the appropriate fields and click on the arrow, to log into the account.

At this point, select the icon Find iPhone from the control console that is shown to you on the screen, click on the item All devices located at the top and choose, from the proposed list, the name of the iPhone on which you intend to complete the restore.

Finally here we are! After this step too, click on the item Initialize the iPhone attached to the new screen that is proposed to you, press the button Initialize e, to confirm your identity and initiate remote initialization of the phone, enter the Password previously restored.

The iPhone will be restored as soon as it is switched on and connected to the Internet; until this happens, you will see the message Initialization pending and you will have the possibility to cancel the factory reset phase by clicking on the button Initialization abort request.

Instead, as soon as the recovery phase starts, you will see the message Initialized [Time]: from that moment on, you will no longer be able to retrace your steps. In addition to the time elapsed since initialization, you will also be offered a button for Remove from account the phone in question: if the device no longer belongs to you, or if you do not intend to use it in the future, press the aforementioned button, to dissociate it from the Apple ID in use.



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