How to change iCloud on iPhone
Since iCloud is a more important account (here and the Find iPhone function, backups, iCloud Drive, etc.), let’s start with it. Briefly on the points:
How to change Apple ID and iCloud account on iPhone
Greetings! Today’s article is from the series “every owner of a smartphone from Apple should know this.” I would even say, I simply must. Why? Because knowing how to correctly change the Apple ID or iCloud account on the iPhone can be useful to you almost always. And even if it is not necessary now, it will be needed someday. Believe me, my little personal experience. Believe me, believe me, it won’t be superfluous! 🙂
In general, as a rule, for the time being, the user does not even think about this operation. Doesn’t the smartphone work? Works! Are there any problems? It seems to be not! Then why bother with any settings at all? But nothing lasts forever and all sorts of things can happen. What kind? Lots of examples.
In general, it is clear that the job is necessary. So let’s learn how to completely log out of the Apple ID and iCloud accounts linked to the iPhone, and log in with new data. Forward!:)
Important! It is necessary to understand that for those people who, for some reason, do not know (do not remember) the password and username of the identifier, this method will not work, they should do this.
2 ways to change Apple ID
Now you can change the second identifier on the iPhone. Apple ID. There are two ways here:
- In the case when you have already logged out of iCloud (how to do it. Described above), you can simply erase everything from your phone and then it will be completely new and clean “like from a factory”. Naturally, no information will remain on it! Next, we just create a new Apple ID account and indicate it directly during activation.
- Or change Apple ID through the menu. Conveniently, in this case all games, applications, music, ringtones, etc. Will remain on the device. Downloaded using the previous account.
How to do it?
Go to Settings.
As you can see, all manipulations take place exclusively in the settings and do not take much time.
Despite the fact that I tried to describe the process of replacing accounts on the iPhone as detailed as possible, it may well be that something remained incomprehensible. Can? Sure! Therefore, we are not shy and write our questions in the comments. I will try to answer everyone.
How to reset an iPhone account without access to the phone?
It may be that you no longer have access to the gadget. You could have lost it or sold it, but your data and account remained there. You can also clean your iPhone without accessing it. To do this, you need to do the following:
We go to the website icloud.com.
After that, the next time the phone is connected to the Internet, the system will be reset to factory settings, all data will be deleted and the account will be unlinked, after which it can be configured with a different ID.
When you need to reset an ID on an iPhone?
There are several reasons to reset your epl account, for example:
And a lot of other situations when you need to delete your Apple ID from your phone.
Deleting an account
And the last way to reset your account is to completely remove your Apple ID. This is, of course, a radical measure, but if you no longer plan to use Apple technology, then this option is also suitable. Removal can be done in two ways, in particular:
Changing account data.
In the case of the first option, you need to go to the account management page, change your personal data, as well as the mail to which the account will be linked. After making the changes, confirm them, and you can forget that the ID exists. After that, all devices will be untied from it.
And the second option is to contact support. This will require:
Go to the page for creating a support request.
At the same time, we note that you must fill out in English.
How to reset id on iPhone 5S and other models?
In the case when you know the password for the account, the reason for the reset is the sale or transfer of the phone, then resetting is quite simple. To do this, follow the instructions:
We take a smartphone and open “Settings”.
This small instruction will answer the question of how to reset Apple ID on iPhone 6 and other models.
But note that for some, such actions do not always help to completely delete data about the phone and “forget” the ID, therefore it is additionally worth doing the following:
After signing out of your account, go to “Settings”. Then open “General” and “Reset”.
After these two steps, the phone will be cleared of data.
Removing a device from an account
Also, after such a cleaning, check the status of the device on the Apple website. In particular, go to your account and make sure that it is not among the connected gadgets.
If the device is in the list, then click on it, then click “Remove from account”.
After that, the phone will automatically exit.
Previously, it was also required to unlink the phone through the Activation Lock service, but starting in 2017, Apple has disabled this function from public access.
How to reset account on iPhone
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For various reasons, iPhone users often have a question. How to reset an account on an iPhone. Perhaps you forgot your password or are selling your iPhone. We will tell you about all the known ways to reset your account.
Each user of Apple products, iPhone smartphones, a situation arises when it is necessary to unlink the account from the device. There may be several reasons for this, but the question is, how to reset an account on an iPhone. Unlike smartphones based on Android with iOS, everything is far from simple, and resetting the parameters here is indispensable, therefore, we will analyze how to delete credentials from the phone and why it is needed.
How to create an Apple ID without a PC?
You can create an Apple account without a computer, but in this case, you need the device to be connected to 3G or Wi-Fi. Having provided access to the Internet, proceed as follows:
Step 1. In the “Settings” iPhone, find the section “iTunes Store, App Store” and go to it.
Step 2. Click on the “Create New Apple ID” button.
Step 3. On the next screen you will see a list of countries. Russia is selected by default. Without changing anything, click “Next”.
Step 4. You should read the Apple Media Services Terms and Conditions. The document is quite capacious. On the iPhone it turns out 29 pages in small print; that is why most users neglect to read it.
One way or another, you will have to confirm that you have read the “Terms” and agree to the terms. To do this, click “Accept” in the lower right corner and then click on the button of the same name in the window that appears.
If you want to read the conditions, but not from the phone screen, but from a hard copy, use the “Send by e-mail” link. From e-mail you can print the document.
Step 5. Fill out the form. You will have to enter the same data as when registering an account in iTunes. E-mail, password, date of birth, questions and answers necessary to ensure security.
If you do not want to subscribe to news about Apple services, applications and content, switch the sliders located at the bottom to inactive position.
Then click “Next”.
Step 6. Select a payment method and enter your payment details. The same data is required as when registering through iTunes.
After specifying the required information, click on “Next”.
Step 7. Go to the email that you used to register your Apple ID and click “Confirm Address”.
Creating an Apple ID account in the “Settings” of the device and registering through iTunes are similar procedures: in both cases, the same information is required.
Then click “Create Apple ID”.
Next, you need to act in exactly the same way as when creating a “account” through the “Settings”.
How to create an iPhone account without a credit card?
There is at least one way to create an Apple ID without a credit card. If you don’t want to share your payment details with Apple, proceed as follows:
Step 1. Go to iTunes and select “Applications” in the drop-down menu.
Step 2. Find a free application (any) on the main page and click on its icon.
Step 3. After the application description opens, click “Download”.
Step 4. In the window that appears, tap on the “Create a new Apple ID” button. This will start the procedure for creating an account.
Continue the registration as usual until the moment when you need to decide on the payment method.
Step 7. On the page “Specify a payment method” instead of a bank card, select the option “No”.
With this choice, you will be relieved of the need to enter payment details. However, you still have to fill in numerous fields of the “Invoice address” block.
How to create a new account via iTunes?
If you don’t have iTunes, you should start by downloading the latest version of this program from the official Apple website. Once you download and install the media combine, proceed as follows:
Step 1. Open iTunes and click on the “Account” tab in the horizontal menu at the top.
Step 2. Select “Login.”.
Step 3. In the window that appears, click “Create new Apple ID”.
Step 4. You will find yourself on the iTunes Store welcome page. Here you need to click on the blue “Continue” button.
Step 5. At this point, you need to read the document titled “Apple Media Services Terms and Conditions” and check the box next to “I have read.”.
If you do not confirm the fact of acquaintance, registration will not be completed.
After confirming that you have read the terms, click “Accept”.
Step 6. Fill out the form. You need to enter the following data:
- E-mail address. It is important that the address is valid and that you have access to it. If you wish, you can specify an additional postal address. Date of Birth. By date, you must be over 21 years old, otherwise you will not be able to purchase content and software in the AppStore and iTunes Store. Invented password. Apple account password requirements are very strict: it must contain numbers, lowercase and uppercase letters. Plus, one character cannot be repeated three times in a row.
Also, the user will have to answer three questions. For example, what was the name of his childhood best friend. This measure is necessary to ensure account security.
Step 7. Unsubscribe from mailing if you do not want to receive information about the products of the “apple” company and releases of films and music to your mailbox. To do this, uncheck the boxes opposite the “Recommendations and information.”.
Then click “Continue”.
Step 8. Select a payment method for purchases and enter the required details. Please note that specifying credit card details in iTunes does not in any way threaten your welfare. Money will be debited only if you purchase content or software and only with your consent.
If you have chosen a plastic card as a payment method, you will have to enter its number, expiration date, and CVC2. The security code on the back. If you preferred the option “Mobile phone”, it is enough to indicate the cell number and confirm it via SMS.
Step 9. Fill in the fields of the “Invoice address” block. It is necessary to indicate:
- Surname and name. City code and name. Street of residence and zip code. Contact phone number. Form of appeal (“Mr.” or “Ms.”).
Once you fill in the required fields, click Create Apple ID. You will see a window that directs you to mail.
Step 10. You will find the following letter in your mailbox:
You should click “Confirm Address”, after which you can assume that the Apple ID has been successfully generated.
Why do I need an iPhone account?
Without an Apple ID, a user cannot:
Full use of the iPhone without an Apple ID is out of the question. The legendary multifunctionality of this smartphone is due to the huge amount of heterogeneous software available in the AppStore. Iphone without apps is just a stylish and well-assembled gadget, but by no means a multitool that can cope with any task.
How to create an account on iPhone?
Apple technology developers thought that an iPhone account would be created when the gadget was activated. However, setting up a smartphone for the first time, users often skip this stage for one reason. The device requires the data of a plastic card. Russian users, accustomed to suspecting fraud in everything, are delaying the creation of an Apple ID, trying to find a way to do without a card.
There are several options for registering an iPhone account. Among them there is one in which you do not need to enter credit card details.
You can create an Apple ID with or without a PC. However, if you use your computer and iTunes to complete this task, less time will be spent. You will have to type in plenty, and it is more convenient to do this on a PC keyboard.
In addition, when registering from a computer, it will be possible to do without specifying the details of the selected payment method. This is important, because many domestic users of Apple technology are suspicious of the requirement to leave card data.
In iTunes preferences
The way to change your account via iTunes is very similar to the previous one. And also requires work mail. Unpinning a mailbox from Apple ID through a media combine is as follows:
Step 1. Open iTunes and click on the “Account” tab.
Step 2. Select “Login”.
Step 3. Log in to your Apple ID. Enter your email address (which you want to release) and password, then click “Login”.
Step 4. After authorization, click on the “Account” tab again and select “View”.
You will have to enter your Apple ID password again.
Step 5. Next, you will see the following page:
Here you need to click on the link “Edit on appleid.Apple.com”. This will take you to the Apple website.
Step 6. On the home page of the site, select the country where you live. Our choice is Russia.
Step 7. Enter your authorization data (email address and password) again.
Next, you need to follow the previous instructions, starting with step 5.
How to delete an iCloud account?
Erasing your iCloud account is a snap. The computer is not useful. You only need the gadget itself:
Step 1. In the “Settings” menu, find the “iCloud” section and go to it.
Step 2. Once in the “iCloud” section, scroll down to the end. You will find the item “Delete account“. Click on it.
Step 3. Confirm your intention to delete your account. In the window that appears, click “Delete”.
Step 4. The iPhone asks what you want to do with the contacts and data of the Safari browser. That is, with the objects that are associated with the iCloud cloud. Option two: leave on iPhone or erase from it. You choose.
Step 5. Enter the password for your iCloud account. This is required to deactivate Find My iPhone.
Then click Turn Off. On this you can consider the iCloud account deleted.
Before erasing your iCloud account, you should ask what data will “go away” with it. You will lose stream snapshots, game achievements, iWork documents, notes that were saved in the cloud. Contacts, messages, music will remain in place. You can not worry about them.
How to free up your email address to register a new Apple ID?
There are two ways to adjust your iPhone account settings. In the first case, you will need to go to the official website of Apple, in the second, use the iTunes media combine.
Change settings through the Apple website
Let’s clarify right away: you can “unpin” an email address through the Apple website only if you offer another mailbox that you have access to instead. If you need to change the Apple ID parameters through the official website of the “apple” company, you first need to log in to this portal. Specify your email address and password.
Then proceed like this:
Step 1. Use a search engine. Type in the query “Apple ID”.
Step 2. Among the options given by the search engine, find the following. “Manage Apple ID Account Data”. Follow this link.
Step 3. On the next page, scroll down to the “Changing your account information” block. In the block, select the “Apple ID email”.
Step 4. In the instruction that opens, find the link “Apple ID Account Page” and click on it.
Step 5. Next, in the “Account” block, click the “Change” button.
Step 6. Click on the link “Change email address.”.
Next, enter the mailbox that you “offer instead” of the existing one. When done, click “Continue”.
Step 7. Answer two security questions. They are among the ones you chose when you created your account.
If you do not remember what answers you gave during registration, click on the link “Reset security questions”. You will be able to select other security questions and answer them again, however, you will have to enter your Apple ID password.
Step 8. After you answer the questions, the service will require a code.
An email with a code is sent to a new email address. It looks like this:
Enter the code and click “Continue”.
After that, the data of the Apple account will be adjusted, and a notification about the changes made will be sent to the “unpinned” mailbox.
If the user does not have access to the new mailbox, he will not be able to find out the code, which must be entered. Previously, it was possible to enter non-existent mail, but recently Apple has introduced protective measures aimed at reducing the number of “fake” accounts.
How to remove Apple ID through support?
At the moment, the only way to completely delete an Apple account is to contact Apple’s support team. When contacting, you will have to compose a letter in English. This is the catch: the main reason why domestic users shy away from communicating with Apple employees is poor knowledge of foreign languages.
In fact, everything is easier than it seems. Thanks to this instruction, you can send a letter to Apple without even knowing the basics of English. Proceed like this:
Step 1: Follow the link to the Apple Support page.
Step 2. Fill out the form. You need to write only in English.
All fields can be left blank. Only those with the “Required” mark are required. Namely:
“Topic Area”. The subject of the email. There is a drop-down menu. You need to select one of the options presented. The most suitable option is “How-To Troubleshooting Articles” (“How to fix the problem?”).
“Subject”. Title. Enter the following text here: “I want to delete my Apple ID” (without quotes). It is recommended to make the title as laconic and consistent with the topic of the appeal as possible.
“Comments” is the main text of the letter. This field should describe the reasons why you refuse to continue using Apple ID.
If you are not so well versed in English as to write a letter yourself, write an appeal in Russian and use the free Google Translate translator. An automatic translator, of course, will translate the text crookedly, but Apple employees will be able to catch the main idea.
You can also rewrite text from a ready-made template in the field like this:
In addition to the above, you should also fill in the “Email Address” field. It is not obligatory for filling, but it is directly related to the topic of our appeal.
Step 3. When filling out the fields, click on “Submit Suggestion”.
This will send a ticket to Apple Support. It remains to wait. Up to 15 days an email will be sent with a link to confirm the deletion of the Apple ID. You will need to follow this link. Then you will get rid of the identifier forever.
How to change an account on an iPhone without a computer?
If you need to log in under a different Apple ID, you can easily do this through the “Settings” of the device. In this case the computer will not be useful at all. Proceed like this:
Step 1. In the “Settings” find the section “iTunes Store, App Store” and go to it.
Step 2. You will see a field in which a valid Apple ID will be registered in blue. Click on it.
Step 3. You will see a menu. Select the option “Exit”.
If you click on the “View Apple ID” button, you will gain access to a link that leads to a page where you can change the email address of an existing account.
Step 4. Log in with other data. Enter the password and mailing address to which the new identifier is attached.
As you can see, changing your iPhone account is immeasurably easier than removing Apple ID completely.
The second way is to free mail through iTunes.
This method is not popular, because if there is a valid mailbox, users prefer to register a new account for it, rather than mess with old mail.
A lot of your data is stored in an iCloud account:
When you uninstall iCloud, this information will disappear from your iPhone. Therefore, think carefully about whether you definitely need to delete cloud storage.
In the iPhone settings, go to the iCloud section.
After these steps iCloud will be completely removed from your phone.
On iPhone, changing your account is much easier than deleting it entirely. This does not require a computer, all actions are performed directly in the device itself.
First, go to the settings of your device.
Changing your account takes just a few minutes. This is the easiest and fastest way to quickly delete your iPhone account.
Through the official website
To change mail through the Apple website, follow these steps:
Done. Your account is no longer linked to your mail and you can register a new Apple id.
Remove Apple ID completely
Unfortunately, it is impossible to completely remove Apple id on your own. The only way is to contact support. To do this, you need to send a request and wait for a response from Apple. Previously, you could ask to delete your account by letter. After updating the site, Apple has improved this option. Now, in order to send an appeal, you must:
- Go to the official website
- Open the section “Support” and click on the line “Contact support”.
- Scrolling down the page a little, you will see the “Apple Specialists” section. Click on the blue line “Getting help”.
- Select Apple ID Icon. Other Apple ID Issues. No Subject Specified.
- You will then be asked to briefly explain your request. It is advisable to write in English or use an online translator.
- Further, you have two options to choose from: contact now or later.
You just have to wait for a call from a specialist who will need to explain the current situation.
If you don’t need to completely delete your iPhone account, you can simply replace your current email. This will give you the ability to link another account to your e-mail. This can be done in two ways:
Through the official website.
Please note that you must have access to the new mailbox. Previously, it was possible to specify a non-existent address, but now a confirmation from the mail is required.