How to Delete Apple ID from iPhone/iPad without Password

by Lorena Hill

Updated on 2024-03-25

5min read

Perhaps you want to give out your iPhone or sell it off, removing the Apple ID connected to the device is the first thing to do. This way you can easily delete everything associated with the Apple ID, including your vital data from the iPhone. However, you need the password connected to the Apple ID to complete this operation. If you forgot the Apple ID password and fail to reset it, this post has got you covered. Here, we will explore how to delete Apple ID from an iPhone or iPad with or without the password.

Things to Know Before Deleting Apple ID

Before you delve into how to delete Apple ID from an iDevice with or without the password, let’s take a look at the consequences. Here are some of the things that will happen after deleting your Apple ID from your device:

  1. You won’t be able to receive any email or notification sent to your Apple ID anymore.
  2. You will be logged out of iCloud and can’t access its data/items like photos.
  3. Purchasing items or services from the Apple Store is automatically halted on the iDevice.
  4. You cannot sync data across other iOS devices or make backups of your data with iCloud.

How to Delete Apple ID without Password

For folks that are not in possession of the password connected to the Apple ID on their iPhone/iPad and also can’t reset the Apple ID password due to inaccessible trusted device or phone number, here are some handy tricks you could try out to get rid of the Apple ID:

Through iTunes & App Store

Are you running your iPad or iPhone on iOS 10.2 or earlier versions? If so, and you are looking for a way to remove the Apple ID connected to the device without a password, then this option is for you. Via the iTunes and App Store panel, you can delete the Apple ID from your device and then sign in a new one. However, you must have the screen passcode to the device to successfully implement this technique.

You can do this by applying the detailed stepwise guide down here:

Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Locate the profile icon and click on it.

Step 3: Next, select iTunes & App Store to proceed.

Step 4: Click on the Apple ID on the next screen, then select Sign Out from the options that appear. The Apple ID will be remove immediately.

sign out of Apple ID via iTunes and Apple Store settings | Delete Apple ID

Use iTunes

Though popularly known as the native streaming platform for Apple, iTunes could also be useful for removing the Apple ID linked to an iDevice when a user does not have the password. This method simply involves the restoration of your device to factory mode which often leads to the removal of all installed content and settings.

Implementing this solution isn’t tough, however, you need to fulfill the prerequisites below:

  1. Ensure that Find My Phone is disabled on your iPhone.
  2. You must have the screen passcode to the iPhone so you can grant the necessary permission when the trust prompt appears.

Once the condition above is put in place, follow these steps below:

Step 1: Install the most recent version of iTunes on your computer and launch it for operation.

Step 2: Using a certified USB cable, connect the iPhone or iPad to your computer. On the main interface, proceed to where you have the device icon, click on it and select Summary afterwards.

Step 3: Head to the right hand side of the side and click on Restore iPhone. Then follow the onscreen instructions. Without hesitation, iTunes will restore our iDevice to default mode and install a new firmware.

restore iPhone in iTunes | Delete Apple ID

Apply Passixer Software

Passixer is an all-around software designed specifically for handling security restriction issues on an iOS device. With this elegant software, you can conveniently remove the Apple ID linked to your iPhone or iPad without hassles. It does this without requesting you to provide the Apple ID passwords. This software can rescue you when you need to remove the Apple ID from your second-hand iPhone or unlink the Apple ID whose password can’t be recovered from iOS devices. Besides, if you fail to sign out of the Apple ID due to the grey Sign Out option, it also comes to help. Aside from the Apple ID removal service, you can also use Passixer for operations such as iCloud Activation Lock bypassing, Screen Time Passcode removal, and more.

Key Features

  1. 1-click to remove Apple ID from any iOS device without password.
  2. Bypass iCloud Activation Lock seamlessly without Apple ID or screen passcode.
  3. Offer MDM removal without compromising your data.
  4. Unlock iPhone/iPad locked with 4/6-digit passcode, Face ID, Touch ID.  

Steps to Delete Apple ID without Password Using Passixer

Get the latest version of Passixer installed on your Windows or Mac, and follow the steps below to remove the Apple ID connected to your iPhone or iPad:

Step 1: Launch the software on your computer and choose Remove Apple ID from the options on the quick start screen that appears.

choose Remove Apple ID | Delete Apple ID

Grab the device you want to delete Apple ID from and connect it to your computer. Use a reliable USB cable to get this done.

connect iPhone to Passixer | Delete Apple ID

Step 2: Proceed to hit the Start icon on the subsequent screen and apply the steps that suit the condition of your iPhone or iPad.

click Start | Delete Apple ID

Case 1. Find My is Off

  • Apple ID removal will commence immediately if you have the Find My feature disabled on your device before.

Case 2. Find My is ON (iOS 11.4 or Earlier Versions)

  1. Launch Settings on your device.
  2. Click on the General icon and choose Reset.
  3. Click Reset All Settings and Passixer will start the Apple ID removal immediately.

Case 3. Find My is ON (iOS 11.4 or Later Versions)

  1. Activate the 2FA feature on the device and ensure that you’ve configured screen passcode. After that, enter 0000 in the empty field provided and click on Confirm to proceed.
  2. confirm with code | Delete Apple ID

  3. Without delay, Passixer will scan your device and recommend firmware to help remove the Apple ID linked to it. Click on Start to begin the firmware download.
  4. firmware downloading | Delete Apple ID

  5. Once the firmware is downloaded, enter 0000 in the field provided on the subsequent screen, then click on Unlock.
  6. Apple ID removed with Passixer | Delete Apple ID

  7.  Apple ID removal will begin and in no time be completed. Do not interact with the connection when this is on so as to avoid interruption.

Via the Settings App

From the settings panel, you can also unlink the Apple ID connected to your iPhone or iPad. This approach simply involves erasing the device so all installed data and settings, including the Apple ID connected to the device, are automatically cleared.

Here’s how to implement this solution:

  1. Hit the gear icon on your home screen to open Settings.
  2. Navigate to where you have General and click on the icon.
  3. Select Transfer or Reset iPhone on the subsequent interface.
  4. Choose Erase All Content and Settings.
  5. Click Continue and provide your screen passcode in the required field. Once done and the reset is completed, the Apple ID will be removed from your iPhone immediately.
  6. erase iPhone in Settings app | Delete Apple ID

Contact Apple Support

You can contact the Apple support team to help you delete the Apple ID from your iDevice. This solution works best when the device isn’t secondhand as you need to provide some vital data to prove you are the true owner.

How to Permanently Delete Apple ID Account with Password

This section focused on how you can delete the Apple ID account and no longer use it. Check and apply any of the two methods below:

From Apple Account Privacy Page

In case you have access to your Apple ID password, you can adopt Apple’s official method to permanently delete the unwanted Apple ID. This method is usually completed directly from your Apple account privacy page. Apply the stepwise guide down here to permanently delete the Apple ID using the password:

Step 1: Launch a web browser and click on the link to access Apple Account Privacy Page. Enter your Apple ID details accordingly in the required space and hit the appropriate button to sign in to your profile.

Step 2: Swipe down the subsequent screen to where you have Delete your account. Once you find it, hit the Request to delete your account option.

click Request to delete account | Delete Apple ID

Step 3: Next, Apple will display a prompt warning you about the effect of the action you are about to take. Proceed to where you have the drop-down menu button and click on it. Select the reason for deleting your Apple ID, then hit the Continue button.

choose reason for request | Delete Apple ID

Step 4: Now, you have to choose how you want to receive the status updates on your Apple ID deletion. Tap on Continue once done to proceed to the next stage of the guide.

Step 5: An access code will be sent to you. Please, note down the code and click Continue.

Step 6: Input the access code into the required space on the subsequent screen, then click on Continue.  

Step 7: Check the list of the effects of deleting your Apple ID, select Delete and click Sign Out to complete this guide.


How do I erase my iPhone if I don’t know the Apple ID? 

You can erase your iPhone if you don’t know the Apple ID directly from the settings panel. We did discuss this procedure in way 4 of the post above. Check and follow the steps accordingly.

How do I remove the previous owner’s Apple ID from an iPhone? 

If the iPhone isn’t stolen, removing the Apple ID linked to it isn’t a tough thing to do. You can select from any of the solutions suggested in the post above to get this done.


Having read through this post, removing Apple ID from your iPhone or iPad should not be a challenge any more. We have 6 tricks including using Passixer Apple ID Remover from the guide that you can use, select and follow the one that’s easiest for you. However, we implore you to consider the conditions for each trick before implementing it.

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