Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Jack Robertson
It’s utterly a nightmare when there’s someone else’s Apple ID on your iPhone, you may encounter such a situation due to purchasing a secondhand iPhone on which the owner forgets to sign out the Apple ID. Or you lent your iPhone to your friend and he/she has logged in the Apple account on the App Store without signing out.
Both situations will lead to multiple inconveniences. For instance, you cannot download apps or purchase items on the App Store anymore. Also, if the iCloud is logged into someone else’s Apple ID, the data on this iPhone will not be transferred to your iCloud account. What’s worse, when you try to reset this iPhone, you may encounter an Activation Lock screen and get completely locked out of the iPhone.
To help you get rid of someone else’s Apple ID on your iPhone, several positive methods are listed below. You can choose one and solve your problem in no time.
When you purchased a secondhand iPhone, to remove the Apple ID from this iPhone requires the previous owner’s help.
Take out your iPhone, go to Settings > [Apple ID] > Sign Out, and ask hem/her to enter the password to make the sign-out.
When the process is executed, your iPhone will be linked to no Apple ID, you can sign in your own ID on this iPhone.
You can ask the owner to remove the device from this Apple ID through iCloud.com. Show him/her the following steps.
Step 1 Log in to iCloud.com
Step 2 Locate the iPhone
Click All Devices, and choose this iPhone from the drop-down list.
Step 3 Remove from account
Hit the Erase iPhone button, the iPhone will be reset in seconds. Then, click the Remove from Account option.
In this way, this iPhone will be completely removed from the previous Apple ID.
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Here’s how to remove someone else’s Apple ID on your iPhone.
Step 1 Download iPhone Unlocker on your PC
Step 2 Launch it and choose Remove Apple ID
Launching the software, you can see 3 general functions on the interface.
Here, we need to Remove Apple ID.
Step 3 Connect your iPhone to the PC
Use a USB accessory to connect your device to the PC, make sure you have a stable connection.
Step 4 Remove the ID
Click Start to remove the Apple ID, here, there’ll be 2 situations:
With 4 simple steps, your iPhone will not be linked to any Apple ID, you can sign in your own account and enjoy the Apple services with no worries.
There is a chance for you to obtain the password to sign out the Apple ID, even though it’s not your account. But to get the password, make sure Keychain is on iCloud. You can go to Settings > [Apple ID] > iCloud to find out.
While the Keychain is on, we can use the locked screen passcode of this iPhone to reset the Apple account password. You can then use the new password to sign out the Apple ID.
Follow the methods below:
Go to Settings on your device, then, go to [Apple ID] > Password & Security, then, tap Change password, here you need to enter the passcode on this handset to enter the interface of changing your password.
Once you enter the passcode, you can set up a new password.
Now, you have the new password of the account, sign it out: Go to Settings > [Apple ID], scroll down, and tap Sign Out. Enter the password to turn off Find My iPhone, tap Sign Out afterward. Wait for a while and the ID will be completely removed from your device.
When your friend forgets to sign out his/her Apple ID on the App Store, you cannot download apps from it since you have to enter the password to confirm a download. Luckily, you can easily remove the account without entering the password.
Here’s how you can remove the Apple ID on your App Store:
After the 3 steps, the ID will be completely removed from your App Store. You can then tap the Sign In button to log into your Apple ID. Finish signing in, you are available to make purchases or download apps on the App Store.
Now, you know how to get rid of someone else’s Apple ID on your iPhone, you can pick up one method and start doing it yourself. Just don’t forget to back up your iPhone data to avoid a possible data loss.