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.