How do I remove the iCloud account from Apple devices?

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The Activation Lock feature - which I described in this tutorial - was introduced by Apple in iOS 7 as the iPhone Finder component, as it was about blocking an iPhone or iPad on the iCloud account of the rightful owner. This lock is made when the iPhone Finder function is activated on an iCloud account and does not allow you to disable the feature, remove the account, or perform a restoration without entering the Apple ID (iCloud account) and device owner password. In case of restoration, if it is forced (by entering the device in DFU or retrieving), blocking activation will stop the person who has done so from using the device until it correctly inserts the iCloud account and password (see photo above ). Introducing this feature in iOS has slightly reduced the appetite of thieves to Apple products, but that does not mean that someone stops them from stealing and cheating customers who buy them from markets more or less black. Many consumers have been fooled into blocking Apple's blame. Why? Several versions of iOS 7 allow the iCloud account to be disabled without entering the password, but disabling is a partial one, as at the time of restoration, the user will be prompted for a password and an iCloud account name for someone he does not know. That's how it was done and done very often, and the excited user who bought a perfectly functional device, which apparently is not stolen, will restore it to configure it as it pleases, discovering that it can no longer use it. Assuming you bought an iPhone or iPad directly from the owner, but it is in another city / county or another country and has tricked you in that it did not remove your iCloud account from the device before selling it , you need to know that the terminal is not good for throwing or selling. Even from a distance, the right-holder "forget" will be able to disable the iCloud account. Here's how: If the device has already been deleted If the owner has completely removed the iPhone Finder, so it sent you directly to the device activation screen or you restored the terminal, and the "Enable iPhone / iPad / iPod" screen prevents you from completing the device configuration process, then the cause is not lost. The terminal will still be associated with the owner's iCloud account, and you will be asked for the Apple ID (iCloud account) during the activation process. Well, here you have to enter the data or the owner and there are two possibilities:

he owner is near you and has access to the device
Ask him / her to enter your Apple ID and password in the Activate iPhone / iPad / iPod screen (until you reach this screen, it may be necessary to take some steps) to remove your terminal from their account. After that, you will be able to continue, the new owner, the setup process.

If the owner, as by wonder, no longer knows the Apple password or ID, then:

Tell him that the Apple ID is the same as the email address with which your account was registered (may be @ yahoo.com, @ gmail.com, @ hotmail.com, etc.), so you can try all his personal email addresses.
The Apple Account Password can be retrieved very simply. All you have to do is follow the tutorial: Forgot your Apple ID password? Here's how to reset it - Tutorial
The owner is not near you or your device
Contact him (if you put your device in Lost mode then you'll have your phone number on your screen) and ask them to follow the steps below to remove your device from your account:

Log in to your own iCloud account at www.icloud.com/find;
Click the All Devices button to open a list of the terminals associated with your account.
Find the device you want to remove and click on it, then its name displayed at the top of the screen (instead of the All Devices button).
Click the X button next to the name of this device. Only if offline the device can be removed from your account.
Click Remove to confirm that you have Deactivated and Deleted Find iPhone and iCloud own account on that device and, by default, to allow the new owner to activate it with their own account.
After the owner has announced that it has removed the device, stop it by holding the power on / off button (at the top). Restart the terminal, then smoothly process the process.

If the device has not been deleted yet

In this case, the activation screen will not appear and you will be able to use the terminal, so accessing the main and blocked screens (see the above captures).

The owner is near you and has access to the device
Ask them to follow the steps:

Open the iPhone or iPad main screen settings app
Touch General;
Scroll down and touch Reset;
Select Delete content and configurations;
Touch Delete iPhone / iPad / iPod;
Once again, touch Wipe iPhone / iPad / iPod;
You will be prompted for the Apple ID password. Enter it to disable iCloud and Find iPhone.
After the terminal is erased, you will go through the configuration process without any problems (these steps are equivalent to a restoration).

If the owner, as by wonder, no longer knows the Apple password or ID, then:

Tell him that the Apple ID is the same as the email address with which your account was registered (may be @ yahoo.com, @ gmail.com, @ hotmail.com, etc.), so you can try all his personal email addresses.
The Apple Account Password can be retrieved very simply. All you have to do is follow the tutorial: Forgot your Apple ID password? Here's how to reset it - Tutorial
The owner is not your own or your device
Contact it (if you put your device in Lost mode then you'll have your phone number on your screen) and ask them to follow the steps below to remove your device from your account. Before that, however, make sure the terminal is switched on and connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular internet network: