How To Delete Your iCloud Account From Your iPhone or Mac Computer

Fortune Osinachi
Fortune Osinachi - Freelance Writer
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Do you have an iPhone you wish to delete your iCloud Account from? Here are simple steps that can help.

Whenever you delete your iCloud Account from an iPhone, all of your data will be removed from the device and no traces of it remain on Apple’s servers.

Deleting your iCloud account from an iPhone is a relatively simple process that can save you time and effort in the long run.

In this article, you will learn how to delete your iCloud Account from an iPhone. You’re also going to know the benefits and potential risks of deleting your iCloud account.

How To Delete iCloud Account From iPhone

If you want to delete your iCloud account from your iPhone, it can be done from your iCloud account Data & Privacy portal.

You will have to first visit the website using any installed browser on your PC or MacBook.

Follow the guidelines to delete your iCloud account on your iPhone.

Step 1: Visit Website

On your PC or Mac computer, open the browser app and visit the website.

If you’re already signed in to your iCloud account on your iPhone or Mac computer just tap on Continue to sign in and go to step 4.

Step 2: Login with your Apple ID

On the website, log in with your Apple ID account by entering your email address and password.

After imputing your Apple ID credentials, click on the Go icon (with a rightwards facing arrow) to open security questions.

Step 3: Answer Security Questions

Answer the Security Questions correctly or click on Get Support Pin if need be.

Step 4: Scroll Down to Delete your account

Scroll down to the Delete your Account section and click on Request to delete your account.

Step 5: Select a Reason to Delete account

You’ll have to Select a reason why you want to delete your account from the drop-down options.

You can select the Other (please specify) option to input your reason. After providing a reason, click the Continue button.

Step 6: Click Continue

Now, agree with the conditions and still click on the Continue button that follows. Tap on Continue again.

Step 7: Choose A Means To Contact You

You’ll have to choose a suitable means for how Apple can contact you if need be.

Step 8: Select use a different email address or use a different phone number

You can either select Use a different email address or Use a different phone number option. Input another email address or phone number and click the Continue button.

Step 9: Verify Email Address Or Phone Number

Enter the verification code sent to either your email address or phone number depending on which you choose initially.

Step 10: Copy or print Access code

Copy out or print the access code provided for your account and then click on Continue.

Step 11: Enter Access Code

On the next screen options, enter the correct access code provided initially and click on the Continue button.

Step 12: Click on Delete Account

Click on the Delete Account button to quickly send your request to delete your account.

Risks Of Deleting Your iCloud Account From iPhone

If you want to delete your iCloud Account from your iPhone, you should also consider the risks involved.

The notable risks involved in permanently deleting your iCloud account from your iPhone include –

  • loosing App Store purchases,
  • loosing photos,videos, and
  • documents you saved in iCloud.

You’ll also loose

  • iMessages,
  • iCloud Mail, and
  • Facetime messages received on your iCloud account.

Although, you can back up some of the data like photos, videos, and documents using another cloud storage like Google Drive.

It is best to deactivate your iCloud account instead of deleting it permanently.


It is best to be sure if you truly want to delete your iCloud account before proceeding with the guidelines.

You have to make a back up some of your data like photos, videos and documents.

You can use cloud storage options like Google Drive or Dropbox to backup your data before deleting your iCloud account from.your iPhone.

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By Fortune Osinachi Freelance Writer
Fortune Osinachi is an experienced freelance tech writer specializing in consumer technology. With 5 years of expertise, he delves into comprehensive guides for iOS, macOS, and Windows on Techvocast. His work also extends to prominent online media platforms including What Gadget, iGeekPhone, Xiaomitoday, and MobiGaming.
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