“My ex gave me an iPhone 11 a year ago, and it was activated with his Apple ID. Now that we’ve broken up, I want to log in to my own Apple ID because I obviously don’t want my iPhone to be linked to his Apple ID anymore. The issue is that when I try to sign out of the Apple ID, it prompts me for the Apple ID password, which I do not know. Is there any way to sign out of Apple ID/iCloud without entering a password?”
Signing out of iCloud on your iPhone or iPad requires an Apple ID password, but you don’t know or forgot it? The best course of action in this situation is to either ask the previous owner for help or reset the Apple ID password. But what if neither approach works for you? So that’s where this article comes in. We’ll demonstrate how to sign out of iCloud without a password on an iPhone or iPad running iOS 9/10/11/12/13/14/15.
- Is it possible to sign out of iCloud without a password?
- Sign out of iCloud without a password via iSumsoft iLock Refixer
- Does a factory reset sign you out of iCloud?
Is it possible to sign out of iCloud without a password?
You might be wondering if it is possible to sign out of iCloud without a password. The answer, of course, is yes. Now, let’s first explore what’s behind this problem and how it works.
First, you should know that your iPhone requires an Apple ID password to sign out of iCloud because Find My is enabled. This is an Apple security feature that prevents unauthorized signing in when iPhone is stolen or lost.
When an Apple ID is signed in on your iPhone, Find My is enabled by default. Then, if you attempt to perform any sensitive actions on the iPhone, such as turning off Find My, signing out iCloud, and erasing all content and settings, you’ll be prompted for the Apple ID password. And there is no way to bypass the Apple ID password entry page in this case.
When Find My is enabled, it is obviously impossible to sign out of iCloud from the Settings app on your iPhone without a password. This is undoubtedly a big trouble for those who have forgotten their Apple ID password and cannot retrieve it, or who have someone else’s Apple ID logged in on their iPhone. Fortunately, there are special tricks or tools you can use to sign out of iCloud without a password.
Sign out of iCloud without a password via iSumsoft iLock Refixer
iSumsoft iLock Refixer, the powerful and easy-to-use iCloud removal tool, is the most secure and reliable way to sign out of iCloud without a password. The tool will first turn off Find My iPhone without a password, and then remove the Apple ID from the iPhone’s iCloud settings entirely. After that, you will be able to continue using your iPhone as normal and sign in with a different iCloud account. Follow the steps below.
Step 1: Back up your iPhone.
Signing out of iCloud without a password could erase your user data like photos and contact. So back up your iPhonein advance, just in case.
Step 2: Jailbreak your iPhone and turn off its network connection.
To use iSumsoft iLock Refixer to sign out of iCloud without a password, your iPhone must first be jailbroken. You may be hesitant to jailbreak your iPhone. Fear not, jailbreaking is only temporary. A brief jailbreak should not adversely affect the device, and you can remove the jailbreak with a simple reboot after you’ve signed out of iCloud.
You can jailbreak your iPhone using any method you are familiar with. Or, you can refer to the two detailed tutorials listed below.
After your iPhone has been jailbroken, turn off the its network connection, including WIFI and cellular data.
Step 3: Turn off Find My.
Make sure your iPhone is connected to your PC via a Lightning to USB cable, download and run iSumsoft iLock Refixer on your PC, then choose Turn off FMI on the software page.
On the next page, click Start and the tool will start turning off Find My for your iPhone. Always keep the computer connected to the Internet and the iPhone connected to the computer, and then wait for turning off Find My to complete.
When turning off Find My is complete, you’ll be prompted to query the status of Find My for your iPhone. This is a necessary step to ensure that you can successfully sign out of iCloud without a password. So, what you need to do here is:
- Click the Copy button. This will copy your iPhone’s serial number.
- Click the Query button. This will open a webpage for querying Apple device information.
- Enter or paste your iPhone’s serial number in the webpage and then press Enter.
- When the query result is displayed, check the status of Find My iPhone.
- In case the query result shows that Find My iPhone is on, restart the tool and try to turn off Find My again. If the result shows that Find My iPhone is Off, go to the next step to sign out of iCloud without a password.
Step 3: Sign out of iCloud without a password.
After confirming that Find My iPhone is off, select OFF and click Confirm on the software page.
As soon as you click Confirm, the tool will start removing the Apple ID from your iPhone without a password.
Soon, you will receive a success message on the software page. At this point, your iPhone will reboot, and when you go to your iCloud Settings, you’ll find that the Apple ID has successfully signed out.
Does a factory reset sign you out of iCloud?
No, a factory reset doesn’t help sign you out of iCloud in this situation because of the Find My feature. “Find My” includes the Activation Lock feature, which prevents unauthorized access and activation of the iPhone after a factory reset.
If you use iTunes to force a factory reset on your iPhone without first turning off Find My or signing out of iCloud, the Activation Lock will appear, asking for the Apple ID and password that were used on your iPhone. Without the previously synced Apple ID and password, you won’t be able to unlock the Activation Lock and access your iPhone. If so, things get trickier and eventually you may have to enlist the help of Apple support. So, never try a factory reset lightly.
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