How to Remove Apple ID from iPad without Password

Nicole Campbell
October 22, 2020

    This article will show you how to remove the Apple ID from an iPad when you don’t have the password.

    There are several ways to do it and the method you choose will depend on your particular circumstance. Before we begin,

    let’s get started.

    Why Removing Apple ID from iPad without Password

    Your Apple ID is very important if you are going to enjoy any of the features and apps on the device. Without it, it will be impossible to log in to iCloud or even download any apps on the device. But under certain circumstances, you may need to remove the Apple ID without a password. These include the following:

    • When you want to sell the iPad to someone.
    • When you buy or inherit a second-hand iPad.
    • When you forget the iCloud account password.

    The following are some of the options you have when you want to remove an Apple ID from the iPad without the iPad:

    Restore with iTunes

    If you had synced the iPad with iTunes before, you can erase the Apple ID without the password by restoring the device in iTunes. But this method will only work if Find my iPhone is disabled on the device.

    Step 1: Open iTunes and connect the iPad to the computer.

    Step 2: Click on the device icon at the top.

    Step 3: Select “Summary” from the menu option on the left.

    Step 4: Click on “Restore iPad” and when a popup appears, click “Restore”.

    Step 5: The device will be erased completely and the Apple ID will be removed from the device.

    Step 6: When the process is complete, follow the instructions on the iPad to set it up. You can then restore the data back to the device from an iTunes or iCloud backup.

    restore ipad

    Delete with iPad Settings

    You can also remove the Apple ID without the password from the iPad settings. Follow these simple steps to do it:

    Step 1: Open “Settings” and find iCloud to tap “iCloud Options”. When asked for a password, enter any number and then tap “Done”.

    Step 2: You will see a warning that the password you entered is incorrect. Tap “OK” and then tap “Done”.

    Step 3: Go back to the iCloud screen and select “Account.” Delete all the contents in the description box and then tap “Done”.

    Step 4: You should see that Find my iPhone is disabled. Scroll down to tap “Delete” and then tap “Delete” again to confirm.

    Delete with Recovery Mode

    If you had not synced the device with iTunes, you can restore the device via iTunes, but you will need to put the device in recovery mode.

    Here’s how to do it:

    Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer.

    Step 2: Press and hold the Top/Side button or the Top/Side and one of the Volume Buttons for iPads with Face ID to turn off the device.

    Step 3: Then press and hold the Home Button or the Top Button for iPads with Face ID while connecting the device to the computer. Keep holding the Home or Top button for at least 10 seconds until the recovery mode logo appears on the screen.

    put the device in recovery mode

    Step 4: When iTunes gives you the option to “Restore or Update” the device, select “Restore”.

    Restore or Update

    When the restore process is complete, you will be able to use the device without the Apple ID.

    Delete with UnlockGo

    If you don’t have access to the device and you can’t therefore use the settings to remove the Apple ID or if iTunes is not an option, we recommend using iToolab UnlockGo. This program will prove very useful to you whether Find my iPhone is turned on or off. The following are some of the program’s most useful features:

    • It can be used to remove the device’s passcode within minutes.
    • It is one of the easiest ways to remove iCloud Activation lock without the password.
    • It is very easy to use even for beginners.

    Follow these simple steps to reset the device and then remove the iCloud Activation lock using the password:

    Step 1: Once you have installed the program on to your computer, open it and then select “Unlock Screen Passcode”. Connect the device to the computer and then click “Start” to continue.

    main interface of unlockgo

    Step 2: You will then need to download the latest firmware package on to the device. Just click “Download” to begin downloading the needed firmware.

    Download Latest Firmware

    Step 3: When the download is complete, click on “Unlock Now” and then simply wait while UnlockGo unlocks the device.

     passcode removal process

    Step 4: Now go back to the program’s main window and then select “Remove iCloud Activation Lock”. Click “Start” to begin.

    Remove iCloud Activation Lock

    Step 5: The program will provide you with information about the jailbreak package that is needed to jailbreak the device in order to remove the iCloud Activation Lock. Simply click “Start” to begin downloading the package.

    Start Jailbreak

    Step 6: When the download is complete, click “Jailbreak” to begin jailbreaking the device.

    bypassed successfully

    Step 7: Once the jailbreak is complete, click on “Remove” and UnlockGo will remove iCloud Activation Lock from the device, allowing you to use a new Apple ID and password to access the features and apps on the device.

    Nicole Campbell
    Nicole is the chief editor of She has been writing about Apple, software, and computer for over 10 years.

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