2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-06-01 01:17
There are plenty of situations when you need to change or simply log out of your Apple iCloud account on an iOS device. The reason the user is forced to do this is not that important. What (and how) to do? In this guide, we'll show you how to sign out of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch account and save (delete) the data on the device.
Why do i need to sign out of iCloud?
There can be many reasons to sign out of iCloud, below are the most common.
1. Planned transfer of the device to a new owner (sale, gift, etc.).
2. Switch to a new Apple ID account.
3. Delivery of the device to the service center (most SCs are accepted for maintenance and repair only with an "empty" iCloud).
Signing out of iCloud does not delete data from iCloud
First, you need to decide what to do with the data that is stored on the device itself - leave it or delete it.
It is worth noting that if, before exiting iCloud, the device was enabled for synchronization (not to be confused with a backup) of applications with iCloud (for example, Contacts, Notes, Reminders, Calendars, files in iCloud Drive, etc.), then all data of these applications still remain in the Apple cloud, which means they can be easily restored to a new device. To do this, you just need to enter your Apple ID information at the very top of the main screen of the Settings application.
To make sure that data is safe on Apple servers, for example, Notes or Contacts, go to icloud.com from your computer and open the appropriate web application.
If all the data is in place, then you can safely delete everything from the device when you exit iCloud. Again, when you sign out of iCloud on iPhone, iPad and Mac (assuming all apps have been synced), all data remains in iCloud.
If you re-enter the data of your old account, for example, into a new iPhone, all this data will go back to your gadget.
BY THEME: Synchronization with iCloud or backups: what's the difference and which is better?
How to sign out of iCloud on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and Mac
On your iOS device, go to Settings and go to the Appe ID section (where your first and last name are indicated, at the very top). At the very bottom, click Sign Out. On a Mac, go to System Preferences → iCloud → Sign Out.
A pop-up menu will appear with three options:
1. Sign out of iCloud and the Store: when you select this option, the iPhone or iPad will be unlinked from the iCloud account (the Find iPhone and Activation Lock functions will be disabled), the information will be deleted or saved (at the user's choice) on the device, and services (App Store, iTunes Store, Apple Music, etc.)
2. Sign out of iCloud: only iCloud will be logged out - unlinking the iPhone or iPad from the iCloud account (disabling Find iPhone and Activation Lock), deleting or saving (at the user's choice) information on the device.
3. Exit the Store: when you select this item, you will only exit the Apple electronic stores (App Store, iTunes Store, Apple Music, etc.).
Select the option you want, enter the password to turn off Find My iPhone, and click Sign Out.
If necessary, indicate which data should be copied on the device:
Done! The iCloud account has been deleted from the device + Find iPhone has been turned off. At the same time, prior to deletion, we analyzed the content posted in the "cloud".
Now you can create a new iCloud account or enter information for another Apple ID.
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