It is well known that Apple ID plays an important role in iPhone. It allows you to purchase and download apps in the App Store. Besides, with Apple ID signed in, you can back up photos to your iCloud and enable the "Find My iPhone" feature to locate the lost iPhone.
However, if you’ve just bought a used iPhone with the previous user’s Apple ID signed in, or if someone has logged in with his/her Apple ID on your iPhone, you can't sign out directly without the password.
That’s why the question “How do I get rid of someone else's Apple ID on my iPhone?” has been frequently searched on the internet. This article will offer 4 effective ways for you. They can help you remove Apple ID from iPhone effortlessly, whether you have a password or not. If you're struggling to delete the Apple ID, please scroll down and continue reading.
Get Rid of Someone Else's Apple ID on iPhone by Removing Device from Account
Without the Apple ID password, your iPhone will automatically connect to Apple database and sign in to the previous Apple ID even if you restore the device. Therefore, rather than removing the Apple ID from the device when you don't have a password, try the following two ways to remove the device from the account.
One is to use another iPhone with the same Apple ID signed in to delete the device from the Apple ID linked list in the "Settings", and the other is to contact the Apple ID owner and ask the person to remove your device from his/her iCloud account.
Remove Device from Account with iPhone
If you happen to get another iPhone that is logged in with the same Apple ID, you can use it to remove the Apple ID easily by yourself. This method works even if you don't know the Apple ID password.
Step 1. Open the "Settings" and click the name at the top of screen.
Step 2. Scroll down and find out the device that you want to remove from the linked list.
Step 3. Tap "Remove from Account" to unlink the Apple ID and your device.
Remove Device from Account via iCloud.com
If you don't have another device with the same Apple ID signed in, but are lucky enough to keep in contact with the original owner, you can ask him/her to remove your device from the device list via iCloud.com, which is also a safe and effective way. You can share the following steps with the owner to get the Apple ID removed.
Step 1. Log into your iCloud on the computer and click "Find My".
Step 2. Click on "All Device" at the top of the screen.
Step 3. Choose the device that you want to remove and click "Remove from Account".
Get Rid of Someone Else's Apple ID on iPhone by Signing It Out
As mentioned previously, if you want to sign out of the Apple ID on the device, you’re required to enter a password. But the thing will be easier if the Apple ID owner is your relative or someone who is willing to provide you with the password. Once you get it, you can sign out of the account by yourself without using a computer or downloading any software.
Step 1. Open "Settings" on your iPhone and click on the name at the top of the menu.
Step 2. Then, scroll down to the bottom and tap "Sign Out".
Step 3. Enter the Apple ID Password. Then, you can successfully remove the Apple ID and use the iPhone as you like.
Get Rid of Someone Else's Apple ID on iPhone Using iTunes
If you can't physically reach out the owner and get the password, the next way-- removing Apple ID through iTunes may work for you. It should be noted that "Find My iPhone" needs to be turned off if you want to try this method, or you'll still be prompted to enter the previous Apple ID password. In addition, you should back up your iPhone in advance to prevent data loss.
Using iTunes to get rid of someone else's Apple ID, the iPhone should be put into the recovery mode. Different iPhone models should apply different setting methods. For details, see the following steps.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.
Step 2. Put your iPhone to the recovery mode. Then, a window in iTunes will pop up and tell you that there is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored. Click on "Restore".
Step 3. Wait for the process to finish. Then, set up and use your iPhone.
Get Rid of Someone Else's Apple ID on iPhone Without Password
If unfortunately, you cannot contact the owner and Find My iPhone is still enabled on the iPhone, the previous methods may not work for you. In this case, the third-party iOS unlocking software can give you some help to remove the Apple ID.
Passvers iPhone Unlocker can be applicable to a broad of scenarios to unlock your iPhone, such as broken iPhone screen, unavailable Face/ Touch ID and disabled iPhone, etc. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch even with the latest iOS systems and devices. With an intuitive and straightforward UI, it’s user friendly.
Now, let's go through the operation details and see how it works.
Step 1. Run Passvers iPhone Unlocker.
Download and install Passvers iPhone Unlocker on your computer and select "Remove Apple ID" mode on the main page.
Step 2. Connect iPhone to the computer.
Connect your phone to your computer with a USB cable and the software will automatically identify the device.
Step 3. Set up for Apple ID removal.
- If "Find My iPhone" is turned off, click "Start" to directly start the unlocking.
- If "Find My iPhone" is enabled, click "Start" after connecting the device, and operate according to the prompts on the page to manually reset all settings on the device, and then the software will automatically delete the Apple ID
If your iPhone is iOS11.4 or later, click "Start" and you will be prompted to confirm two-factor authentication is enabled on your device. Then, type "0000" and click "Start" to download firmware. Again, type "0000" one more time to confirm that the passcode has been set.
Step 4. Remove Apple ID successfully.
Then, the Apple ID has been successfully removed and you can use the phone normally. When the unlocking is complete, follow the instructions on the screen to remove the Apple ID.
Extra Tip: How to Remove Someone Else's Apple ID in App Store
This is an extra tip. You can sign out of someone else's Apple ID directly from the App Store without entering any password. In this way, you can sign in with your own ID and download apps without any limitations. However, sign out from App Store is different from remove the account from iCloud. If you want to use all features freely, you still need to sign out of someone else's Apple ID account. Here are the steps to get the job done.
Step 1. Open the App Store on your iPhone.
Step 2. Tap the account icon in the top-right corner of the App Store.
Step 3. When entering the information page, scroll down to the bottom, and tap "Sign Out."
Step 4. Then, you can sign into the App Store with your own Apple ID and password.