How to Remove iCloud from iPad: A Step-by-Step Guide

Removing iCloud from an iPad is a straightforward process involving a few simple steps. First, sign out of iCloud in the device’s settings, then remove the device from your iCloud account through the Apple ID website. This guide will walk you through each step to ensure you can successfully remove iCloud from your iPad.

Step-by-Step Tutorial: How to Remove iCloud from iPad

Let’s dive into the steps required to remove iCloud from your iPad. This guide will help you clear the iCloud link from your device, making it ready for a new user.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

The first step is to open the Settings app on your iPad.

The Settings app is where you can adjust all the preferences and settings for your iPad. Look for the gray gear icon and tap it to open the app.

Step 2: Tap Your Name at the Top

Next, tap on your name displayed at the top of the Settings menu.

Your name at the top leads you to your Apple ID settings where all iCloud, iTunes, and App Store settings reside.

Step 3: Scroll Down and Tap Sign Out

Scroll to the bottom of the Apple ID menu and tap the “Sign Out” option.

Signing out will disconnect your iPad from your iCloud account. Make sure to remember your Apple ID password as you’ll need it to proceed.

Step 4: Enter Your Apple ID Password

Enter your Apple ID password when prompted and then tap “Turn Off.”

Entering the password is crucial for verifying that you are the account holder. This helps prevent unauthorized changes.

Step 5: Choose Data to Keep on Your Device

Select the data you want to keep on your iPad, such as Contacts or Calendars, then tap “Sign Out” again.

Choosing what data to keep ensures that you won’t lose important information when disconnecting from iCloud.

Step 6: Confirm Sign Out

Finally, confirm that you want to sign out by tapping “Sign Out” once more.

This final confirmation will complete the process, and your iPad will no longer be linked to your iCloud account.

After you complete these steps, your iPad will be signed out of iCloud, disconnecting it from your Apple ID. You can now set it up with a new iCloud account or leave it without one.

Tips for Removing iCloud from iPad

  1. Backup Data: Before signing out, back up your data to avoid losing any important files.
  2. Know Your Password: Ensure you have your Apple ID password handy, as you’ll need it.
  3. Check iCloud Status: Make sure iCloud services are not currently in use, such as iCloud Drive or Photos.
  4. Use Wi-Fi: Perform these steps while connected to a stable Wi-Fi network to avoid any interruptions.
  5. Remove from Account: After signing out, consider removing the iPad from your iCloud account via the Apple ID website for extra security.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is iCloud?

iCloud is Apple’s cloud storage and cloud computing service that allows you to store data like photos, documents, and backups.

Why should I remove iCloud from my iPad?

You may want to remove iCloud if you’re selling the device, giving it to someone else, or if you intend to use a different iCloud account.

Can I remove iCloud without the Apple ID password?

No, you must have the Apple ID password to remove iCloud to ensure security and prevent unauthorized access.

Will removing iCloud delete all my data?

No, it won’t delete all your data. You can choose what to keep on your device when you sign out. However, data stored only in iCloud will no longer sync.

What happens to apps and purchases when I sign out of iCloud?

Apps and purchases associated with your Apple ID will remain on the iPad, but future purchases will require re-logging into an Apple ID.


  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap your name at the top.
  3. Scroll down and tap Sign Out.
  4. Enter your Apple ID password.
  5. Choose data to keep.
  6. Confirm sign out.


Removing iCloud from your iPad is a necessary step if you plan to sell or give away your device. It’s a straightforward process, but it requires a bit of preparation and attention to detail. Make sure to back up important data and have your Apple ID password ready before you begin. Once you’ve removed iCloud, your iPad will be ready for its next chapter, whether that’s a new owner or a fresh start with a new iCloud account. If you need further assistance, Apple Support is always available to help. Happy iPad managing!

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