removing an iCloud account


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My ex husband has all my icloud information and password. He refuses to give me the password and he is being sent to prison. How can I get a new icloud account and remove his from my devices without having the password for the main account?
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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: removing an iCloud account
i want to delete an iCloud without the password.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: removing an iCloud account
How do i remove somebody's icloud off my phone without passcode they wont give it to me
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Hubby
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Re: removing an iCloud account

In iOS 7 you only need the passcode to fully remove the iCloud account. You might be able to individually turn off pieces/services without the iCloud password. I have not yet tried doing a "restore as new device" in iOS7 .. But that may also require a password.

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Re: deleting an iCloud account

Ehrm.. You just go into your device's settings screen, find the account, scroll to the bottom and tap the big red "Delete" button - no password needed (at least every time i've ever done it) !
Then go in and create your new iCloud.

Does that not work anymore?

Frog (not verified)
Re: deleting an iCloud account
I was wondering if that would work. I haven't tried that yet. Will that delete all the apps i have already purchased? Will my ex still be able to access my devices?
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Re: deleting an iCloud account

If purchases were made under that icloud/iTunes account and you remove/delete that account from your Store settings, then yes. Remember, there are several places where you can have one/two/multiple accounts: email/Calendar settings, Messages settings, Store settings, Facetime settings, Find my iPhone settings - you will have to check / delete all of them.. or you can delete some, and leave the others depending on your needs.

Your ex can't "access" your devices now. Depending how things are configured he may be able to access your email or imessages and track your location with Find my iPhone so that might not be a good thing.

Frog (not verified)
Re: deleting an iCloud account
Does this also apply to Ipad and Itouch's? So that would mean that i would have to buy my games and apps again? Thank you so much, you have been very helpful
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Re: deleting an iCloud account

It applies to every device using the iCloud/iTunes account that you no longer want to use.

And yes, your purchases are tied to an account. if you remove that account, you are no longer entitled to those games and apps (like if you sold your phone for example).. What I am not sure of (because i have never done it) is if this happens immediately, or some time later like when you add the new iCloud account.

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