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How to Get Rid of Someone Else's Apple ID on an iPhone

sofia albert
Sofia Albert updated on Mar 03, 2022 to iPhone Unlocking Tips | How-to Articles

Having an Apple ID on an iPhone is very important as it can help you access iCloud, track your device with Find My iPhone, make App Store purchases, sync photos to iCloud, and do many other things. But even the Apple ID is crucial for an iOS device. The chances are that you want to get rid of it. Some common situations where you may want to get rid of an Apple ID on your iPhone include:

  • You have acquired a used iPhone signed with the previous owner's Apple ID.
  • You've let someone else use your iPhone, and they've signed the App Store with their Apple ID.
  • You've bought a secondhand iPhone, and the previous owner has forgotten to remove their Apple ID account.

Whichever situation you're in, some proven methods introduced in this guide can help you remove someone else's Apple ID on your iPhone. Afterward, you can make use of your device usually. 

Part  1. 4 Methods to Get Rid of Someone Else's Apple ID Without Password

If you can't get the Apple ID password for some reason, whether it's because you can't contact the previous owner of your device or forgot the password, how do you remove Apple ID from your iPhone?

Don't worry. You still have the chance to regain access to your device. This section will present you with four simple methods to unlock an Apple ID without a password. 

Method 1. Get Rid of Apple ID Without Password with an iPhone Unlocker [Most Effective]

Apple doesn't offer native solutions to remove an Apple ID without a password. Hence you may need some third-party iOS unlockers like EaseUS MobiUnlock to help. Using this software, you can easily remove someone else's Apple ID from your iPhone in a few minutes, whether the "Find My iPhone" feature is on or off. It works best on all iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. 

Besides, you can also use it to solve many other problems, such as:

  • Remove Apple ID from any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  • Remove iCloud Activation lock without password
  • Remove 4/6 digit code, Touch ID, Face ID screen passcode
  • Bypass iTunes backup encryption
  • Manage iOS password
  • Unlock your iPhone without a passcode

Now, let's follow these steps to get rid of someone else's Apple ID:

Reminder: Before you start, make sure that you've enabled Two-factor authentication for your Apple ID. If you've ever set a screen lock for your device, make sure you can remember the passcode becasue we need you to trust this computer on your device. 

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiUnlock on your computer and connect your iPhone or iPad. Select "Unlock Apple ID" from the home page of this program.

Remove Apple ID - Step 1

Step 2. Then, our program will start recognizing your device. Once your device is detected, click "Start" to proceed. Following that you'll need to download a firmware. Once the firmware is ready, click "Unlock Now." 

Unlock Apple ID - Step 2

Step 3. A warning screen will pop up to ask you to enter the needed information. Proceed by enterring what it needs and then click the "Unlock" button.

Unlock Apple ID - Step 3

Step 4. Wait for your Apple ID to be removed. Then, you can regain access to your device with a new Apple ID.

Unlock Apple ID - Step 4
 

Method 2. Remove Apple ID from an iPhone via iTunes

If you're lucky enough to have an iPhone with the "Find My iPhone" feature disabled by the ex-owner, then you can remove the Apple ID by performing a factory reset. That way, everything, including your password, will be wiped out. If you don't want to lose data, back up your iPhone before proceeding with these steps. 

Step 1. Launch the latest version of iTunes on your computer. 

Step 2. Put your device in Recovery mode. The steps vary depending on the device model you're using.

  • For iPhone 8 and newer models: Press and hold the Side button and one Volume button until you see the Power Off screen and drag the slider to turn off the iPhone. Then press and hold the Side button and connect your device to the computer. Let the button go when you see the recovery-mode screen.
  • For iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold the Side button until you see the Power Off screen, drag the slider to turn off your iPhone. Press and hold the Volume Down button and connect your device to the computer. Release it when you enter the recovery screen.
  • For iPhone 6s and older models: Press and hold the Side (Top) button and release it when you see the Power Off screen. Drag the slider to turn off your device. Press and hold the Home button and connect your device to the computer. Keep holding the Home button until you enter the recovery mode screen. 

Put iPhone in recovery mode

Step 3. A message will tell you that iTunes has detected iPhone in recovery mode. 

Step 4. Click "Restore" to start restoring your iPhone. Once the process completes, you can sign in to your iPhone with a new Apple ID.

Unlock Apple ID via iTunes

Method 3. How to Remove Someone Else's Apple ID in App Store

It is easy to get rid of someone else's Apple ID from Apple Store, which doesn't need a password. Here are the steps to get the job done. 

Step 1. Open the App Store on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap your name in the top-right corner of your App Store.

Step 3. When entering the information page, scroll down to the bottom, and tap "Sign Out."

Step 4. Then, you can sign in App Store with your own Apple ID and password. 

Tips: If you're using a device running an iOS 13 or earlier version, you can go to the Settings > Tap "iTunes & Apple Store" > Tap "Sign Out."

Method 4. How to Remove an Apple ID via an Apple Store

If none of these methods works, your last resort is to contact an Apple technician for help. But this can be time-consuming because you need to prove that you own this device. This can be the receipt of this device or a letter from the ex-owner indicating that they've sold it to you.

Once you prove that, the Apple technician will help you remove the Apple ID. 

Part 2. How to Get Rid of Someone Else's Apple ID with Password

If you can contact the original owner of your iPhone, you can ask him to follow these steps to remove your device from his Apple ID. There are two ways to remove a device from an Apple ID. 

1. Use an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Step 1. Open the Settings app on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod, then tap [your name].

Step 2. Scroll down, and see a list of devices connected to your Apple ID.

Step 3. Tap the device you wish to remove and tap "Remove from Account." 

Step 4. Tap "Remove" to confirm your choice.

Remove Apple ID on an iPhone

2. Use the iCloud page on the web

Step 1. Open a browser and head to https://appleid.apple.com/.

Step 2. Sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 3. Choose "Devices" from the left panel, which will bring up a popup window. 

Step 4. Click on the "Remove from account" option in the new window.

Step 5. Confirm your choice by tapping "Remove."

Remove Apple ID on an iPhone via iCloud page

Part 3. Tips for Buying a Secondhand iPhone

As you can see, it is a challenging task to remove Apple ID from an iPhone. To avoid unnecessary problems after purchasing a secondhand iPhone, you need to watch out for some tips. (These tips also apply to selling a used iPhone) Before buying or selling a secondhand iPhone, you'll need to ensure the iCloud activation lock is disabled. Also, you need to make sure the iCloud account has been signed out.

Wrapping Up

It's easy to unlock the Apple ID of someone you don't know with the help of the above-introduced methods. The best way to remove Apple ID should be to contact its previous owner. In that way, you can easily access and take control of your device. While if physically you can't reach out to the original owner, you can either use iTunes or EaseUS MobiUnlock to remove Apple ID in a few clicks.

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