Removing iCloud Account Locks



For iOS 10.3 and Later (iPhone/iPad):

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on your name at the top.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and choose Sign Out.
  4. Enter your Apple ID password when asked.
  5. Select Turn Off.


For iOS 10.2 and Earlier (iPhone/iPad):

  1. Navigate to Settings, then iCloud.
  2. Choose Sign Out (tap twice).
  3. Select Delete from My Device.
  4. Enter your Apple ID password.
  5. Proceed to Settings > iTunes & App Store, tap on your Apple ID, and select Sign Out.


Additional Steps for iPad (iOS 10.3 and later):

  1. After signing out, return to Settings.
  2. Go to General > Reset.
  3. Tap Erase All Content and Settings.
  4. Confirm by entering your Apple ID password.


Additional Steps for iPad (iOS 10.2 and earlier):

  1. After signing out from iCloud and iTunes & App Store, return to Settings.
  2. Select General > Reset.
  3. Choose Erase All Content and Preferences.
  4. Confirm with your Apple ID password.


For MacBook (Pro/Air) on macOS Catalina or Later:

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Apple ID.
  3. Uncheck Find My Mac.
  4. Input your Apple ID password.
  5. Click Sign Out.


For MacBook on macOS Mojave or Earlier:

  1. Access System Preferences.
  2. Click on iCloud.
  3. Uncheck Find My Mac.
  4. Type in your Apple ID password.
  5. Choose Sign Out.



Remotely Removing iCloud Account:

For iPhone/iPad and MacBook:

  1. Ensure your device is turned off.
  2. Visit the iCloud website on another device and log in with your Apple ID.
  3. Click on Find My iPhone.
  4. Select your device from the All Devices drop-down.
  5. Choose Delete Account.
  6. Confirm by clicking Remove.