Remove Apple ID or reset Apple device

How to delete/remove your Apple ID

The most simple way is to remove everything from your iDevice.

To do this, all you have to do is go to Settings → General → Reset → Erase All Content & Settings.

Then, Settings → General → Reset → Reset All Settings.


Alternative method for deleting your Apple ID from the iPhone/iPad

1. Remove Find My iPhone: Firstly, remove ‘Find My iPhone’ from your device. This will trigger the Activation Lock.

If you have enabled Find My iPhone, you can remove it from: Settings → iCloud → turn off the switch for Find My iPhone.


How to Remove Find My iPhone


2. Remove your Device from iCloud:  Watch this tutorial here to remove this device from your iCloud Find My iPhone account.

If you are replacing the iPhone/iPad with another device you will have another Apple ID so it makes sense to remove the device from your account.

3. Sign Out Everywhere: Go to Settings → iTunes & App Store and tap on the Apple ID field. Then, tap on Sign Out.

Next up, go to Settings → iCloud and repeat the process. These are the 2 standard places that you will have signed in with your Apple ID.

4. Reset: Erase all content and settings from Settings → General → Reset and then Reset All Settings too

Reset All Settings on iPhone