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How to change the iCloud account on an iPad

Changing the iCloud account on the iPad is a very simple process. You can do it from the settings easily with three simple steps.

These three steps will change the account on your iPad. However, the worst thing that can happen while changing the account is you lose your valuable data.

Many of the iPad users often complain that they have lost a lot of data while switching the accounts. 

Before beginning with the whole story of the way to change the iCloud account on an iPad without losing data, check out the three simple steps of changing the account. 

Here is the Quick Step to Change iCloud Account:

  1. Tap on settings and go to ‘iCloud’ 
  2. Tap on the icon to open it 
  3. Scroll down until you find the option ‘Change Account’ 
  4. Tap on the same and confirm that your account is changed 

In these three steps, you can effectively change your iCloud account on an iPad. However, you need to be sure about the data that transfer via the account.

If you lost your data, there are no chances that you will retrieve those. Know a safer way to change the account so that you do not have to lose your data. 

Here is How to change the iCloud account on an iPad:

Step #1 – Go to settings and tap on your name (first on the list) 

Step #2 – Scroll to the bottom you will find the option of a sign-out option. You can enter the Apple ID password and click on Turn off.  

Step #3 – You can find a list of applications that has personal data. If you wish to retain your personal data on the iPad, you have to Toggle On switches beside the particular apps. Then you tap on sign out. 

Step #4 – Now you can add a new iCloud account 

When you open the new iCloud account, you will get two options- ‘Merge’ and ‘Don’t Merge’

If you select on merge, the old data will get synced with the new iCloud account. 

You can make these changes hassle-freely. If you think that changing the account can have an adverse effect on your data, you should always read the manual before making any changes.

You lost data from iCloud server can also be retrieved if you know the tricks to do so. 

Icloud account is a great way for Apple users to sync their phone data. However, it often happens that you may need to remove your iCloud account due to some personal reasons.

If you want to delete your account from iPhone or iPad and open a total new account, you need to follow certain steps. 

Generally, forgetting passwords of your iCloud account is the only reason to remove the account. In case you face such a debacle, you need to know how to remove your account in simple steps. 

Here is how to remove iCloud Account:

Step #1- 

GO to settings to open iCloud.  Put a random password after selecting it. 

Step #2- 

After putting the password click ‘Done’. Instantly you will be notified by iCloud about the incorrect password that you have put. Click ‘OK’ and cancel it to go back to the iCloud page. Tap on your iCloud account and don’t forget to remove the description after tapping ‘Done’

Step #3-

Well, this time you will be back to the main iCloud Page, and unlikely the last time you don’t have to enter the password. ‘Find my phone features’ will remain turned off automatically. After scrolling down, you will get a delete option. Confirm it, by tapping the ‘delete’ icon given in the option.

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Once that’s done, you can once again create a fresh iCloud account on your iPad. It’s a common phenomenon within maximum iPad users nowadays to remove/change the iCloud account on the iPad. It’s suggested to all of them that instead of panicking, they can browse through some of these guidelines mentioned above to remove their iCloud account from their iPad. 

It’s going to make their job easier if they want to change or remove an iCloud account from their iPad due to any of their reasons without deleting any important iPhone app or phone settings mistakenly from their phone.

About the Author: Maria Baeza is a Content Marketing Manager at TopMobileTech. It is a blog where I cover all the tips & tricks related to Mobile and more related to tech. 

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3 replies on “How to change the iCloud account on an iPad”

Hey Guest,
This is really helpful and amazing post. I’m an iPad user, i didn’t know how to change an iCloud account And I was very worried about it and I searched for a lot of suggestions but never got any good suggestions. when i read your content there, you made it very easy.Thanks for such a content keep writing i will be flowing you.

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