How to Sign Out of iCloud with or without Password in iOS 12/13/14/15/16/17

February 21, 2024Nicole Jones

There are many similar questions like "If I sign out of iCloud on my iPhone, will I lose everything?". Will your house be empty when you go travelling? Well, the answer is No. Signing out of iCloud account means you just want to say goodbye to iCloud temporally. Someday you log into iCloud again, you can access all the iCloud data in the original place.

Sign Out of iCloud with or without Password

What happens if you sign out of iCloud? During this time, you cannot use iCloud Mail and iCloud Drive because you just deregistered iPhone from iCloud. The iCloud syncing feature will be inactive. You have the choice to delete or keep the data in your iOS device. Thus, all your photos, videos, notes, contacts and other related files will be safe.

When you try to sign out of iCloud, your iPhone will let you enter your Apple ID password. However, what to do if you forget the password or use a second-hand iPhone? To help, we share the three easy ways to sign out of iCloud with or without a password.

Part 1. How to Sign Out of iCloud without Losing Anything

You will not lose the previous personal data when you sign out of iCloud on iPhone. Others cannot use your iCloud account and access your iCloud data too.

Step 1.
Power on your iPhone. Open the Settings app.
Step 2.
Tap your name on the top of the screen.
Step 3.
Scroll down and tap "Sign Out" in red.
Step 4.
If you have activated Find My iPhone before, you will be required to enter the Apple ID password. Tap "Turn Off" to disable this feature.
Step 5.
In the "Keep a copy of your data on this iPhone" dialog, you can decide whether to keep contacts, calendars, reminders and Safari or not.
Step 6.
Tap "Sign Out" and confirm to sign out of iCloud in iOS 12/13/14/15/16/17.
Sign Out

Note: If you want to sign out of iCloud on Mac, you need to click "Apple menu" > "System Preferences" > "iCloud" > "Sign Out" > "Keep a Copy"/ "Keep on This Mac". You can still access photos in iCloud, as well as videos, contacts and more.

Part 2. How to Sign Out of iCloud without Password

How to Sign Out of iCloud without Password [Easiest Way]

If you forgot the iCloud password, there are still ways to sign out of iCloud. Aiseesoft iPhone Unlocker can remove your iCloud account without a password with only a few steps. The powerful tool allows you to sign out of iCloud without a password or extra knowledge. It saves you more time and is the easiest way to do the task. Check out more features of the iPhone Unlocker and follow the steps to sign out of iCloud without a password.

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Step 1.
Download, install, and launch the iPhone Unlocker on your computer. You need to install the latest iTunes on the computer and turn off Find My on the iOS device.
Step 2.
Choose Remove Apple ID mode and connect your iPad or iPhone to the computer via a USB cable. Next, tap Trust to allow the connection.
Step 3.
Click the Start button. After a while, it will remove the iCloud account from your iOS device.
Sign Out of iCloud

How to Delete iCloud without Password in Settings

Apple also offers an easy way to sign out of iCloud by deleting your account. You can try the steps below to delete your iCloud account from your iPhone and iPad without a password.

Step 1.
Open the Settings app on iPhone. Find and Choose "iCloud" from the list.
Step 2.
Enter a password in random number under "iCloud Account Information". Tap "Done" to move on.
Step 3.
Definitely iCloud will tell you that you entered an incorrect iCloud username or password. Tap "OK" followed by "Cancel" to open the iCloud page.
Step 4.
Choose your iCloud account again. Remove the description and then tap "Done".
Step 5.
Now you will be in the iCloud page without password required. Tap "Delete" on the bottom. Later, tap "Delete" again to sign out of iCloud account without password.
Without Password

Part 3. Permanently Erase All iCloud Files and Settings on iPhone after Signing Out of iCloud

If you want to erase all iPhone content and settings permanently and thoroughly, you can run FoneEraser to clean everything on your iPhone and iPad. There are three data erasing levels you can choose. Even you resell your old iPhone or iPad on eBay or elsewhere, you can also protect your privacy without any possibility of recovering. In a word, the iPhone Eraser is a direct but ultimate tool you can use after signing out of iCloud on iPad and iPhone without Apple ID password.



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Part 4. FAQs of iCloud Signing Out

Does signing out of iCloud on an iPhone delete everything?

No, it won't delete everything. The data will still be saved in your iCloud account, but it will be removed from your device. Therefore, before signing out of iCloud, it's recommended to keep a backup.

Will I lose all my photos if I sign out of iCloud?

No, you won't lose all your photos if you sign out of iCloud. The photos are still saved in your iCloud account.

Can I sign back into my iCloud after signing out?

Yes, you can sign back into your iCloud after signing out. The data in your iCloud account will sync to your devices after signing in.


When you sign out of iCloud, you will also sign out of all iCloud-related services, such as App Store, Find My Friends, Game Center, iCloud backup, iCloud Drive, and more. Of course, you can make a copy of important files before signing out of your iCloud account. If you no longer want to use iCloud on this iPhone or iPad, you can use iPhone Unlocker to delete your iCloud account without a password. Or use FoneEraser to erase all downloaded files, personal settings, and caches.

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