If you have any iOS device or a Mac system, there is must be an Apple ID which is created for some reason, because using iTunes, iCloud or Apple App store then it is necessary that you have an Apple ID. The fact is that Apple actually not let you to delete your current Apple ID account completely. So here’s we have a step by step guide to deactivate Apple ID account to make sure that it is no more linked to any iOS device or Apple service.
Deleting Apple ID account
Although there’s no way to delete your current Apple ID account officially, but here we have two alternatives that might help you:
- Try giving Apple a call at 1-800-MY-APPLE to see if they are able to delete your Apple ID account. We’ve heard conflicting reports about this method. Some say that Apple is unlikely to honor this request, some say they successfully managed to have a customer service rep delete their account for good.
- Sign into the My Apple ID portal and change the primary email address that it is associated with your Apple ID account. This technically won’t delete your account, but your main email address won’t be associated with it anymore.
Steps to deactivate Apple ID on Mac:
The very first part requires that you have to sign off your current iCloud account on your Mac computer. Remember that all of your Contacts, Mail, Reminders, Calendars, Notes, Photos, Safari and lot of such things will no more be synced.
- Open up the System Preferences
- Now just click on iCloud icon
- And then click Sign Out from left side of iCloud screen
- Here select to save a copy of your synced mails, contacts, notes etc.
The 2nd part is to sign off current Apple ID account on iTunes and also de-authorization of your Mac computer.
- Launch iTunes
- Click on the Store from top menu bar
- From this menu, click on option named “Deauthorize This Computer…“
- And after this, just click Sign out.
Steps to deactivate Apple ID on iPhone:
- Open Settings app -> iTunes & App Stores
- Tap your given Apple ID
- And hit sign out.
You could possibly use this Apple ID in various areas, so make sure that you’ve deactivated or signed out your Apple ID account from App Store, Messages, FaceTime, iBooks, Game Center as well as other Apple services as well.