How to remove or delete an iPhone's iCloud account before selling or giving it away

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If you want to sell or gift your iPhone device, we recommend that you remove or delete the iCloud account that you signed up for. iCloud is responsible for creating a copy of all files and information that your iPhone device contains in the background.

This is why it is recommended to remove or delete the iCloud account from an iPhone device before selling or giving it away. In this article we will show you how to do it.

What is iCloud?

iCloud is basically a archiving system based on backing up and saving the content you have on your Apple devices, so that you can access it at any time via your iPhone, Mac, iPad or iPod Touch simultaneously or separately.

This storage system works by hosting all the files, documents and information it contains on your Apple devices, in a cloud via the Internet . The iCloud platform was launched for Apple devices in 2011.

Currently it is one of the reasons why many users they prefer to use the Apple operating system . iCloud offers you features such as creating backup copies in the cloud and logging into your iCloud account via various Apple devices.

You can also use iCloud services to locate your Apple device if it is lost or stolen and of course one of the most outstanding features is that it does not use the storage space in the memory of your device .

iCloud also collects smaller information you have on your Apple device and stores them on the Internet. Even if all your content is uploaded to the Internet, it will only be visible to the user who owns the account.

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This Apple storage system has a total of 5GB free for each user. It's a 100% safe system despite being anchored to the Internet. To be able to use the services that iCloud offers to the Apple user community, you need to create an Apple ID.

How to remove or delete iCloud account from iPhone before selling or gifting it?

delete your iCloud account before selling or giving away your iPhone you can do it through the same iPhone device or through a computer.

To perform this procedure via the same iPhone device, not you just have to go to the settings and locate the iCloud option, once here at the bottom of the screen you will see the "delete account" or "close session" option.

By clicking on it, it will ask you your Apple ID key and it will ask you to confirm this action. Once confirmed, the iCloud account or Apple ID will be removed from your iPhone device.

If you want to perform this procedure from computer , you need to go to the official iCloud page, log in with your username, select the "search" option in the menu and then select "all devices".

Here all the devices linked to that account will be shown, where you will select the one you want to delete, then click on the option " delete account "," remove iPhone "or" close session ".

To verify that your account has been successfully removed from the selected device, you can verify from the same page in the option " Check activation lock status "and enter the serial number or IMEI of the device to be checked and here it will be shown whether it is active or not.

How to transfer my iCloud data from one iPhone to another?

When you turn on your new device, the option for will automatically appear restore an iCloud backup , here you have to enter your iCloud account data, i.e. the same data as your Apple ID.

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Verify that the backup you intend to restore is correct, you can verify it looking at the date of said backup . Then the device will start restoring all the contents of the selected backup.

Once the backup restore process is finished, follow the steps indicated by the system for complete successfully restoring the content.

During this process, it is recommended that you keep the device connected to a WiFi network and make sure it has a sufficient load so as not to interrupt the backup restore process.

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