The cloud is about one of the best technologies that the Internet has brought. A huge number of companies have taken advantage of this new technology to store all your data in a 100% digital environment. The why? Mainly to avoid having to worry about storing all the important data in external memories classified by different places on the planet.

Well, iCloud avoids precisely all this mess. This storage platform, protection and direct exchange of data between more than one user, opens the possibility of storing data in the cloud.

However, there are many users who prefer not to resort to this type of service since they do not provide them with the real utility for which they have been created.

If you want to know how to remove an iCloud account on any of the devices in your home, pay attention as it is really simple.

iCloud Image Result

If you have lost your device, you have to keep in mind that the last position you can monitor is until someone else turns it off. While the mobile is locked, it can be turned off or run out of battery, and at this time it is untraceable.

It's a security loophole Apple has that we hope will fix in a future update.

Turning off iCloud on all Apple devices

Depending on the Apple device you are using, it is possible to deactivate your iCloud account in a few different ways. Next, we want you to learn how to deactivate your iCloud account:

On an iOS device

When we talk about iOS devices we refer to Apple portable devices:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone X/XR
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 11/PRO
  • iPhone 12/PRO MAX
  • iPad
  • iPad mini

On an iOS device, you must first go to “Settings” > “Your Name” > “iCloud”.

Now all the applications in which iCloud cloud technology is being used will appear. You just have to decide which applications you want to use the cloud and which ones do not. If you want to deactivate iCloud completely, you have to switch to "off" all the applications that appear in the storage of your mobile.

Settings window with iCloud services turned on.

On a macOS computer

On a MacOS computer, you must first go to Apple menu > "System Preferences" > "iCloud".

You will now be able to see all the apps on your computer that are using iCloud services. You just have to click on those applications that you do not want to use iCloud, or remove all of them to completely deactivate your iCloud account. It's your decision.

System Preferences window with services selected.

Can you delete an iCloud account without having the password?

Currently it is possible, however, it is not possible to recover that password, so Apple support will offer you a completely new and much more secure password. How can we do this whole process? Keep reading!

Take your mobile device or your computer and open your trusted web browser to access here. Now you should find the following question: Forgot your Apple ID or password? When you see that question, click on it.

I forgot my Apple ID account password

Write in the corresponding field the Apple ID that you normally use and click “Continue”.

Recover Forgotten Apple ID Password

IMPORTANT: Now you must leave the following option checked: «I want to reset the password”, and then click “Continue” again. After a few seconds you will be able to choose how you want to unlock your account. For security reasons your account will be locked and you must choose how you prefer to unlock it:

  • By email.
  • Using the security questions you chose when you created your Apple ID.
Receive Apple ID password recovery email

Now you just have to follow the instructions that you will have received for one of both options and that's it. Congratulations, you've regained control of your iCloud account!

How to check if a device has been iCloud locked via Find My iPhone

When buying a second-hand iPhone, we must take into account certain factors in order to identify whether our device is stolen or not.

First of all we have to find out if the box and the charger are included in the sale, since the headphones are not commonly included. Namely, be wary of anyone who sells their iPhone without its box and charger.

Second, if the device does indeed include the box and charger, our job is then to find out your IMEI or your device serial number and enter it directly on the Apple page to check the status of the activation lock.

How to disable iCloud lock

If when checking our IMEI we observe that our new device is indeed blocked by iCloud, we will have to proceed to deactivate the blockade.

To unlock this situation, the process depends on which version of iOS you have installed. Next we will detail how to unlock our device we have the version of iOS that we have. To the mess!

iOS 7 & iOS 8

First we will enter the iCloud settings, within the Settings menu. Next, we will try to delete the iCloud account that is at that moment and when it asks us for a password we will turn off the device.

Now we will turn it back on and unlock the terminal. Then we will go to Settings and we will enter the iCloud settings. Next, we will click on delete iCloud account and we will confirm the deletion.

iOS 9 & iOS 10

The only way to unlock an iCloud-locked device with iOS 9 and iOS 10 versions is knowing the account password to which the device is associated.

Fortunately, there are now alternative methods that allow us to unlock our phone through applications. Specifically we are talking about the application «DoulCi», a free application that creates a dummy server similar to Apple's with which we completely fool the device, providing us with a password that we will have to enter in the iCloud login, thus causing the content to be deleted and we will have to recreate or enter a new ID. Awesome!

Is it possible to remove iCloud lock only with Jailbreak?

Unfortunately today There is NO tool that allows us to completely remove the iCloud lock, nor unlock a device if it is associated with an operator.

It is important that you know that currently there is no secure method to unlock an iCloud account without a password, not even with Jailbreak, and the device is always located by its IMEI number.


What is iCloud for?

iCloud is a platform for storage, protection and direct exchange of data between more than one user, it opens the possibility of storing data in the cloud.

What is iCloud lock?

When a user loses their device, Apple can remotely lock it to prevent someone else from using it. This is called an iCloud lock.

Is it possible to remove iCloud lock only with Jailbreak?

Unfortunately, today there is NO tool that allows us to completely remove the iCloud lock, nor unlock a device if it is associated with an operator.

By Manuel Garrido

Graduated in Computer Science, passionate about writing and technology. In Digital Guides I am going to offer you the best tutorials of the tools that I master the most, as well as recommendations of apps and programs that will surely interest you.