How to Delete Apple ID from iPad (Even Without Password)

Last Updated: June 29th, 2023By Categories: Unlock Apple Device

To avoid possible privacy and financial loss, Apple Inc always suggests their owners remove the Apple ID from the iPad before they sell or give away the tablet.

To sign out the Apple ID, the correct password is needed. It’s very easy, all we need is to type in the password in the Settings app.

However, forgetting a password is not rare since iPad users don’t enter the digits every day. They can use the Face ID or Touch ID as the verification every time they purchase or download stuff on Apple Store. A password will be easily forgotten when it’s not used frequently.

Also, sometimes when we buy a secondhand iPad, the Apple ID still exists on the tablet. We can’t use our own account when we can’t sign out the old ID of the previous owner.

To remove the Apple ID from your iPad, the password seems to be the only key. Well, of course, not, there’re other ways to remove an Apple ID from the iPad without the password. If this is your case, follow for more details. You will learn some great tricks for removing your Apple ID from an iPad.

How to Remove Apple ID from iPad without Password

FYI: What Stops Us From Signing Out The Apple ID from iPad

Apple created this Find My security feature and planted it on all iPads and iPhones. It aims to protect the iPad from stealing and losing. This will be activated on your iPad once you’ve signed in to your Apple ID of the tablet.

According to Apple Support, the reason why we need to enter the Apple ID password when signing out is to disable Find My iPad first.

Apple Find My iPhone & iPad

Things get easier now. To warp up:

  • If Find My iPad is on, you need to enter the password to remove the Apple ID.
  • When the Find My iPad is off, no password is required. Just tap Sign Out on the iPad Settings.

Don’t Remove Apple ID with iTunes/Finder When Find My iPad is On

There’re tutorials teaching iPad owners to remove Apple ID using iTunes or Finder on a computer. The removal conducted here is actually an incomplete factory reset. And after the process, an Activation Lock screen will pop out when starting up the iPad.

iPad Lost Mode Activation Lock

You can turn off the screen, sure, you can. However, it needs you to enter the Apple ID details. If you can’t enter what it requires, the iPad will be stuck on this screen forever. So, never ever try iTunes or Finder to remove the Apple ID when Find My iPad is still functioning.

Method 1: Remove Apple ID From iPad with Password

When you have the password to the Apple ID, removing the account from the iPad is as easy as pie. Try this:

  • On your iPad, launch the Settings app;
  • Tap on the [Apple ID] tab at the top of the screen;
  • Scroll down and find Sign Out and enter the password to complete.

Sign Out Apple ID on iPad


If this iPad is about to be given or sold, you’d better back up all data on it and then reset the tablet to avoid data loss and privacy leaks.

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Method 2: Remove Apple ID From iPad Remotely

If this is a secondhand iPad and the owner is far away from where you are right now, ask the person to remove the Apple account remotely.

This method requires another Apple device like an iPhone or iPad to work.

So, this method works if you have an iPad that you plan to give away. You can remove the account from this tablet using your iPhone when they’re registered to the same account.

Do these:

Launch the Find My app from the other Apple device, iPhone or iPad. Then, find Devices. Locate the iPad that you want to remove Apple ID from.

Scroll down and hit the Erase This iPad button. Hit Erase on a pop-up to confirm.

Erase This iPad or iPhone Via Find My

The Find My app will start to remove the Apple ID from this iPad soon. Note that all data and settings on this iPad will also be wiped out and cannot be retrieved. So, back up the data if you need to before the removal.

Bonus: Remove Apple ID from iPad With iCloud

If the person doesn’t have another Apple device, kindly suggest him/her remove the Apple ID from your iPad using All it takes is a browser.

Step #1: Log in to

Step #2: Pass the iCloud Verification

iCloud will ask the person to enter a 6-digit code. When there’s no Apple device to receive the code, click on Didn’t get a code and choose to get it on a phone number or email.

Two Factory Authentification iCloud Login

Step #3: Remove iPad from Account

On the iCloud Find My page, locate Devices and choose the target iPad. Choose to Remove from Account. Hit Remove on the pop-up to confirm.

Remove Apple Device from Apple Account

Method 3: Remove Apple ID From iPad Without Password

If you have nothing – no password for the Apple ID, no other Apple device, and no assistance from the previous owner, try the Apple ID unlocker 4uKey.

4uKey needs only the screen passcode of your iPad to remove the Apple ID. And the Apple ID will never appear on your iPad anymore. You don’t need anything else for the removal. Just a computer, your iPad with a lock screen passcode, and a USB cable. Then, you’re good to go. An iPad without an associated Apple ID will be created in minutes.

To make full use of your iPad, download and install 4uKey on your computer!

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Remove Lock screen, Apple ID, and MDM restrictions in one tool

  • Fix locked, disabled, unavailable iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
  • Remove Apple ID/iCloud account without password
  • Bypass Mobile Device Management (MDM) with clicks

*Compatible with iOS 16 & iPadOS 16

Step 1:

First of all, launch the 4uKey Apple Unlocker on your computer. On its interface, locate the Remove Apple ID tab in the bottom left corner and hit it to start.

4uKey iOS Unlocker Interface

Step 2:

On the next page, 4uKey will prompt you to connect your iPad to the computer. Do it anyway.

After 4uKey detects the status of your iPad, it will ask you if this device has a lock screen. Click Yes to confirm.

4uKey Unlock Apple ID


If you haven’t added a screen lock on this iPad, follow the path to create one:

iPad – Settings – Face ID & Passcode (or Touch ID & Passcode) – Turn Passcode On. There, type in a passcode twice to complete the setup.

Step 3:

Then, 4uKey will ask you if the Two-Factor Authentication is enabled on the iPad. If you have no idea if it’s on, check here:

  • iPad – Settings – Apple ID – Password & Security – Two-Factor Authentication. Turn it on if it’s off currently.

Click Yes to proceed.

4uKey Unlock Apple ID

Step 4:

We will have to download the removal firmware on this computer. On 4uKey, click on the Download button to start the process.

4uKey iOS Unlocker start to Download

As the firmware is loaded on this computer, 4uKey will say that we’re good to go to start the Apple ID removal. Click Start Remove on the program.

4uKey Unlock Apple ID

Step 5:

After the removal is done on 4uKey, there’s one more step to do. Launch your iPad and set it up like a new one.

During the setup, iPad will ask you to activate this iPad by entering the previous Apple account and password. On that screen, locate the Unlock With Passcode option, and tap on it.

4uKey Unlock Apple ID

Then, choose to Use Device Passcode to bypass this Activation Lock screen. You’re in! There you have it, an iPad without Apple ID.

You can now log in to your own Apple ID and start to download items from Apple Store. Or, if this is about to be given or sold, this iPad is ready.

4uKey iPhone Unlocker

1-Click iPhone Unlocker

Remove Lock screen, Apple ID, and MDM restrictions in one tool

  • Fix locked, disabled, unavailable iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
  • Remove Apple ID/iCloud account without password
  • Bypass Mobile Device Management (MDM) with clicks

*Compatible with iOS 16 & iPadOS 16


It depends on which kind of factory reset you’re talking about. A complete and thorough reset is surely enough to wipe an iPhone or iPad for sale. On the contrary, if an incomplete reset is done, this device is not suitable to give away.

  • Complete Factory Reset: Enter the iCloud password on the Settings app to turn off Apple ID and Find My first;
  • Incomplete Factory Reset: Boot iPhone to Recovery mode and reset it via iTunes or any third-party app.

When an iPhone is reset while the Find My iPhone is not signed off, an Activation lock will appear and block any access. Only the correct Apple ID and password can disable this restriction. So, if you know the password of the associated iCloud account, a factory reset is surely enough to prepare your iPhone for sale.

To soft reset an iPhone/iPad when you encounter bugs like a frozen screen or boot loop, try this:

  • Press and hold the Volume Down and Side buttons at the same time. Don’t release them till you see the White Apple screen.

Yes, you can boot your iPhone or iPad to Recovery mode and connect the Apple device to iTunes. Then, you can factory reset the iPhone/iPad via iTunes.

To enter Recovery mode, you need to power off your device first. Then,

  • for iPhone: press and release Volume Up, press and release Volume Down, long press the Side button;
  • for iPad: long press the Side button.

Release the button when the Recovery mode screen appears. Connect it to iTunes now.

Then, you can hit the Restore button on iTunes to factory reset your iPhone without touching the screen.

If you can’t turn off your via the Turn Off Passcode option under the Face (or Touch) ID & Passcode screen, you can try to disable the Passcode Lock feature on the iPad settings first.

Follow this:

  • Launch Settings;
  • Hit General;
  • Locate Passcode Lock and disable it.

Now, go back to Face ID & Passcode, tap Turn off Passcode to remove it.

There’s no default passcode for iPad. If you choose to add a passcode to your iPad, the digits you create will be its only passcode and there will be no other digits that can unlock this iPad.

If you’re asking this question because you have forgotten the passcode on your iPad, well, the only passcode on this iPad is the one you forget. You can try to use iTunes or Find My iPad to unlock your iPad without a passcode

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