How Do I Get Rid of Someone Else’s Apple ID on My iPhone Without Password?

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    Connecting your Apple ID to your iPhone is crucial to accessing your favorite apps and data – including documents and emails, images and videos, and even your social media chats.

    However, this is easier said than done if there’s an Apple ID already linked to your device.

    You might have bought a used iPhone and the previous owner has forgotten to remove their Apple ID account before handing over the device. Or maybe you gave your iPhone to someone, and they signed in with their own Apple ID to download apps but didn’t sign out.

    Although it seems like a minor inconvenience, having someone else’s Apple ID on your iDevice can cause a number of issues:

    • You can’t download any new apps without entering their password.
    • It’s not possible to re-download any apps you purchased with your own Apple ID. (until you sign in)
    • Any photos you take will be backed up to another person’s Apple ID rather than your own.

    Thankfully, there are ways to remove another person’s Apple ID from iPhone and they don’t even require you to know the password – perfect for second-hand iPhone owners who don’t have the contact info of the initial buyer.

    Here’s what you can do:

    If the iPhone is Locked By Activation Lock, Try This Ultimate Solution

    If your iPhone is connected to the Apple ID of someone you don’t know, many features will be inaccessible to you. And even if you want to reset the iPhone, you’ll need to get past the activation lock first.

    One of the best ways to do that is to use the iCloud activation lock bypass tool – like iToolab UnlockGo. This tool allows users to bypass the activation lock when your device is connected to the Apple credentials of the previous owner.

    UnlockGo offers several important benefits to users, including:

    • Removing the Apple ID of a different owner without password.
    • Device support for all iPhone/iPad/iPod running iOS 12.3 or beyond.
    • Access all iPhone features with a new Apple ID after bypassing activation lock screen.
    • Prevent the risk of tracking or data erasure from someone else’s Apple ID connected to your phone.

    To use UnlockGo to remove the Apple ID of someone else, follow the instructions below:

    Step 1. Download and install UnlockGo for Windows or Mac.

    Step 2. Launch the iToolab UnlockGo tool and click “Unlock iCloud Activation Lock ”.

    Remove iCloud Activation Lock

    Step 3. Now connect your iPhone/iPad device to the computer with a USB cable.

    Step 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to jailbreak your device.

    Step 5. After jailbreaking is done, click “Next”.

    the jailbreak package is downloaded

    Step 6. Wait for a few seconds for the tool to bypass the iPhone activation lockscreen.

    UnlockGo will automatically remove the activation lock Now you should be able to use your own Apple ID on your iPhone.

    Note: Don’t disconnect your device from the computer via USB during the jailbreak and activation lock bypassing processes, as this could brick your device.

    If You Can Get Into the iPhone, Try This Solution

    Consumers who buy second-hand iPhone devices may struggle to figure out the Apple ID password of the previous owner.

    But that’s not a problem anymore because if you have an activated device, you can remove the Apple ID without the password using iToolab UnlockGo.

    iToolab UnlockGo can also help you remove Apple ID within five minutes. The tool requires no technical knowledge of computers or software. iToolab designed the tool to facilitate the average iPhone user seeking a straightforward and working solution to removing Apple ID.

    iToolab UnlockGo’s Apple ID removal feature packs the following features:

    • Remove any iCloud account from an activated iOS device without password.
    • Create a new iCloud account or switch to a different Apple ID.
    • Access the full range of Apple and iCloud features after removing the Apple ID.
    • Download apps and games from the App/iTunes store.
    • Use the Find My iPhone feature as per your preference.

    To get rid of an Apple ID from your iPhone using UnlockGo, simply follow the steps below:

    • Download the UnlockGo tool on your Windows or Mac computer and install it.
    • Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to your computer.
    • Launch UnlockGo and click on the “Unlock Apple ID” option.
    • When prompted, press “Trust” on your device.
    • In the next window, click “Start to Unlock” to start the Apple ID removal process if the Find My iPhone feature is already disabled.
    • If the Find My iPhone option is enabled, you must reset the settings by navigating to “Settings > General > Reset All Settings”. UnlockGo will remove the Apple ID as soon as the reset is finished.
    • Wait a few moments, and the tool will remove Apple ID from the device.

    If You Can Get in Touch with the Previous Owner

    It is possible to remove the Apple ID of a previous owner from your iPhone manually without the help of a tool, but you’ll need to contact the person.

    If you have the contact details of the ex-owner, there are a couple of ways you can go about the Apple ID removal.

    The first way is to simply ask the person to remove your device from their iCloud account. Here’s how:

    • Sign into your iCloud account.
    • Click “Find iPhone”.
    • Now click “All Devices“, select the device which you want to be removed from their account, and tap “Erase iPhone”.
    Erase iPhone You can also sign their Apple ID out of your iPhone yourself if you know their Apple ID password. This, of course, will only work if they trust you enough to tell their password. If they do, perform the following steps to remove their ID from your device:

    • Open “Settings” and tap your name at the top of the screen.
    • Tap “Sign Out” at the bottom of the screen.
    • Enter the password of the Apple ID.

    As soon as you enter the password, this particular Apple ID will no longer be connected to your iPhone, giving you the ability to assume complete ownership of the device with your personal Apple ID.

    sign their Apple ID out of your iPhone Unfortunately, this method will only work if you know have the details of the iPhone’s previous owner, and they are kind enough to help you out.

    If the Find My iPhone Is Turned Off on iPhone

    If the option of a cooperative ex-owner isn’t available to you, then it’s still possible to remove their Apple ID by performing a factory reset.

    To do this, however, the ex-owner mustn’t have the Find My iPhone option switched on because then you’ll need their Apple ID to perform a factory reset.

    If you’re lucky enough to have a phone with the Find My iPhone option switched off by the previous owner, follow the steps below to reset your iPhone (this method works for iPhone 7 and beyond):

    • Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable and open iTunes.
    • Hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Volume Down button simultaneously for 10 seconds to perform a Force Restart.
    • Let go of the Sleep/Wake button but continue holding the Volume Down button for 10 seconds more.
    • You should now see a message saying iTunes has detected iPhone in recovery mode.
    • Click Restore to allow iPhone restoration to begin.
    Restore iPhone

    How to Remove Someone Else’s Apple ID in App Store

    If someone else’s Apple ID is connected to your phone’s App Store, you won’t be able to download new apps without entering the password.

    Thankfully, it’s relatively easy to remove someone else’s Apple ID from the App Store, unlike getting rid of an Apple ID at the device level (which always requires a password).  

    You won’t need a password to sign out an Apple ID from just the App Store.

    Here’s how you can remove an Apple ID from the App Store (for iOS 14 devices):

    • Launch the App Store.
    • Tap your name in the top-right of the App Store page to enter the Account screen.
    • Scroll to the bottom and tap “Sign Out”. You won’t have to enter a password.
    • Enter your own Apple ID credentials at the top of the Account screen to sign in with your personal ID.

    For iOS 13 and earlier versions, you can remove an Apple ID by going to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Sign Out.

    Remove Someone Else’s Apple ID in App Store

    Wrapping Up

    It’s definitely a tough spot to be in when your iPhone is connected to the Apple ID of someone you don’t know. But we’re lucky to inhabit a world where technological solutions are available for pretty much every problem you can think of.

    In the present scenario, tools like iToolab’s UnlockGo and LockWipe are doing the honors of helping owners of second-hand iPhones get rid of Apple ID of previous owners. So, if you’re one of those unlucky second-hand owners, it might be worth giving these utilities a shot.

    Are you aware of any methods or tricks to remove someone else’s Apple ID from iPhone without password? Let us know in the comments below.

    Dave Patterson
    Dave has been writing about tech for five years, covering a range of topics including phones, tablets, tutorials, and reviews.

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