Last Updated on September 21, 2022 by Jack Robertson
Recently, a friend of mine has bought a second-hand iPad at a very attractive price. Everything was doing OK until one day he asked me.
“Hey, Jack. Today, I’m gonna log in to my Apple ID on this iPad, but I’m requested to type in the password of the former user’s Apple ID. I don’t know that and there’s no way I could know that, right? So, can you help me to remove the Apple ID from this iPad without a password? Thanks.”
Well, this situation occurs a lot and it’s no big deal. My friend has removed the ID successfully with my help and now he is having a very great time with his “new” iPad. So, let me tell you the very easy way to delete the Apple ID from your iPad without a password.
Once an iPad is registered with an Apple ID, this iPad is linked to the Apple ID. Even if resetting the iPad, the Apple ID record and the connection might still exist.
The previous owners might have forgotten to remove the Apple ID and it would cause disturbance while the new owners want to log in their ID on this iPad. Because the password is needed. What’s more, if you confronted with a terrible seller, he/she might remotely lock your newly purchased iPad as he/she wants. Therefore, to keep our iPad functioning normally, it’s very necessary to remove the Apple ID from a used iPad.
If you have luckily met a kind seller, you might ask him/her to remove the ID. Or if the seller isn’t around and may not be willing to help. You could try the method below.
To remove Apple ID without a password, we cannot do it with iTunes or iCloud, or anything from Apple Inc., because they require a password. A third party software is the only way to manage it. Here, I would like to introduce you an excellent Apple ID removal tool, Aiseesoft iPhone Unlocker. This is one of the best tools for screen unlocking and Apple ID removing from any iOS device. With simple steps, you could easily remove the previous owner’s Apple ID on this iPad.
However, due to the particular system restriction of iOS, there’ re a few things that you need to know.
Now, let’s see how it works.
Step 1 Download and launch iPhone Unlocker on your PC
Step 2 Choose Remove Apple ID
Connect your iPad to the PC with a USB cable, make sure the connection is stable during the whole process.
Three functions are listed on the interface, here, we need Remove Apple ID. Click Start to begin.
Step 3 There are 2 situations here
Situation 1: If Find My iPhone is disabled, your iPad would be totally erased after step 2.
Situation 2: If Find My iPhone is enabled and your iPad is running iOS 16 and earlier, you need to turn it off. Take out your iPad, go to Settings > General > Reset on your iPad, and select Reset All Settings to proceed. You might need to type in a screen passcode here. When the reset is done, the software will automatically erase the Apple ID on this iPad.
Caution: Do not click Reset All Settings and Contents, because this option would link to iCloud and back up the data to iCloud, and Apple ID could not be erased because it has been used.
Within three steps, you could erase the Apple ID from the iPad, and you’re free to log in to your ID on this iPad. No more problems of ID or Activation Lock would occur. By the way, if you have a wonderful seller who is willing to remove the ID himself/herself, then ask him/her to do so. And after the removal, you could remove it once again on this iPad to make sure everything is erased clearly and totally.
Sign in to iCloud.com with his/her Apple ID.
Go to Find My iPhone > All Devices > icon of the iPad > Erase [device] > Remove from Account. In this way, the Apple ID will be erased and Find My iPad will be disabled, and you could reset this iPad once again.
Hoping that this paper helps you solve your problem. But you’d better check carefully before you’ve made the deal. Just in case there might be something that would affect your experience while using this device. Also, feel free to ask us any problem with iOS and Android devices.