An iPad linked to your Apple ID holds a multitude of personal data, from emails and text messages to your family photos, videos and documents stored by iCloud.
So, in the wrong hands, an iPad can be a portal to your world, granting access to your personal and private information at the click of a button.
Removing an Apple ID from your device only takes a few minutes, so before you sell it or give it away, take these few simple steps to wipe your data so it can’t be stolen.
Remove your Apple ID
- Head to the Settings app and tap on your name or image at the top-left of the screen.
- Click the ‘iTunes & App Store’ tab.
- Tap the Apple ID tab at the top of the screen.
- Go to ‘View Apple ID’ in the popup window and, if prompted, enter your password.
- Tap ‘Remove this Device’ near the bottom of the page.
- You will be redirected to an Apple ID website. Enter your Apple ID (the email associated with the account) and password when prompted.
- In the menu presented, choose ‘Devices,’ and then click the iPad you wish to remove.
- Tap ‘Remove’ and then confirm your choice.
You can also remove your Apple ID remotely, so if it is lost or taken – don’t panic, you can still protect your data.
To remove your Apple ID from an iPad remotely, log into your iCloud account, go to the ‘Find My Phone’ section, and then select ‘All Devices.’
Locate the iPad, and then click and confirm ‘Remove from Account.’
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