• David Gitman


  • Delis Encarnacion

    So basically just sign out of everything that’s using your Apple ID.

    • Antzboogie

      And replace with a dummy email.

    • Susan Pricent

      Easily go to MICROINSIDE COM and download the “iCloud Bypass Kit”. It resets the Apple ID (Removes the iCloud Lock) and iPhone or iPad works as normal

  • Andy

    No accounts in any company (regardless of whether they’re employees or customers) are ever actually deleted, in the traditional sense. They probably just change a value in the database to show that it’s inactive (or as they would say: ‘deleted’).

    • Pam Richards

      “Absolutely!,well said Andy boy.”

  • im2slick4u

    Sorry but this is one of the stupidest guides I have ever seen. This acomplishes nothing.

    • Biscuit

      For you, but for others who aren’t aware of the process, this is a good article.

    • gittlopctbi

      Your comment only reflects self-centeredness.

    • Antzboogie

      Your an idiot. Hush grown ups are talking. Apple is wrong for not letting us delete our Apple IDs.

      • Dani Hayes

        *You’re. Hush, grown ups are on the interwebs.

      • Antzboogie

        Wha? Lol if you tried to correct me you failed.

      • Dani Hayes

        Nice. I see the little kid corrected his mistake.

      • Antzboogie

        Looks like you have strong feelings for your boyfriend slick.

      • Dani Hayes

        How clever of you. Maybe you can make a reference about my mom next??

    • Umut Bilgiç

      You are the most stupidest person i have seen. I am sorry but I am fed up with people like you on internet. You are either 5 and cant understand that other people have brains too or you were not raised good enough to know that other people have brains.

  • sh1ny

    Well, “deactivation” part of this guide is quite mysterious, but somewhat helpful nonetheless.

    Btw, “Step 4” is repeated twice in Mac section.

  • Chris

    I think using the word “deactivate” is wrong mainly because your Apple account still works

  • Mike

    You aren’t really “deactivating” your account. You only signed out from an authorized computer, and then changed the email. It’s still active because you can still sign in from the changed email and authorize another computer.

    Deactivating your account would be like Facebook’s version of it, since no one else can find/add you as a friend anymore until you reactivate it. There’s also an option to permanently remove your Facebook account in which there is no way to recover it once your account is deleted.

    Good guide, but title is highly misleading.

    • Typical Click Bait. It should have been stated in the header; you can’t officially do it alone.

  • FrigginSuite

    Just call and ask to delete the ID if you don’t want it. This guide does nothing.

  • My problem is authorizing I had my Apple ID for quite some time and had used up the 5 they had given me. My question is how to get them back?

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      If by five you mean computers / authorised devices you can reset it in your “My account” section in iTunes…

  • SteveZ

    No offense, but honestly is it just me or most articles by this author are irrelevant?

    • Joe Rossignol

      It wasn’t my idea to post this article. I was assigned the topic.

  • D.P2337

    This article is completely misleading. I work for Apple, and the only way to deactivate an Apple ID is via the Apple ID Security team and it’s not an easy process. The steps outlined in this guide simply show you how to sign out of, and dissociate your devices from the Apple ID.

  • Stefano

    What they need to get working on is allowing us to merge accounts for people who legitimately have more than one account by same user.

    • RayRayBeav

      Yes, because at one time you could have a ‘username’, not an email but a username. One day I went to sign in and it wouldn’t let me sign in with my username and had all my purchases tied to that account.

      So, in the mean time while Apple support was trying to figure out how to find my account (since I hadn’t used it in 2 years) and the associates knew nothing abut usernames since they’d switched to using emails. I had to create a second Apple ID.

      Now I have two Apple ID’s one that I use for iTunes & the App Store, and another Apple ID that I have all my iCloud information on. It sucks when setting up devices to make sure to use the right one. When I bought my Macbook Pro, I accidentally set my iTunes account to my iCloud account and took forever for Apple support to clear my “authorized computer” so that I could download my iCloud music.

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    “While there is no official way to delete your Apple ID account”

    In the UK (where I live) isn’t this technically illegal where by law data must only be kept until it is no longer necessary…

  • Aaron de Silva

    Calling the hotline worked for me.

  • JailbreakiOSX


  • blab

    Sign in to manage your Apple ID and update your Apple Id with fictitious email. Be sure to clear your personal infomation.

  • silver

    I let my cousin play minecraft on his ipad using my apple id because his dad wont purchase it. i thought he was only going to play and build stuff. But, he started to purchased useless apps using money! my money! i signed out my apple id from his ipad but somehow he can still buy things with my money. my gosh, i would beat him up and curse at him only if im allowed to.

  • Brian Fortune

    hi guys
    if i deactivate all computers in my apple account support as i have gone over 5
    can I then choose which ones to reactivate without damage to my account.

  • Susan Pricent

    Go to MICROINSIDE COM and download the “iCloud Bypass Kit”. It resets the Apple ID (Removes the iCloud Lock) and iPhone or iPad works as normal.

  • TahliaScott

    how do i delete an account that i no longer have access to? Thats what im trying to figure out

  • stolenremote

    I called them and the lady on the other end closed my account.