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How to Delete Your Apple Account

To delete your Apple ID, you need to complete a request process. After this, your account should be permanently closed after a waiting period.

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Walkthrough to Delete Your Apple ID

Delete your Apple ID in 14 easy steps.

1. Access the Apple ID website

Go to the Apple ID website by clicking the following URL:

Apple ID website homepage

2. Sign in to your account

Click the “Sign In” button located at the top right corner.

Apple sign in button

You can also access the sign-in page by clicking the following URL:

Enter your email address and password.

Apple ID sign in page

Enter the One-time password (OTP) code sent to your phone.

Apple ID two-factor authentication

3. Click “Privacy”

Click the “Privacy” link located at the bottom of the left column under your profile.

Apple ID Privacy link

You can also access the privacy settings by clicking the following URL:

4. Click “Your Data” and “Manage Your Data”

Once in the Privacy menu, scroll down to the section “Your Data” and click “Manage your data.”

Apple ID Manage your data link

You can also access this menu by clicking the following URL:

5. Sign into your account 

You will be redirected to a new page where you will be required to enter your email, password, and the new verification code sent to your phone.

Apple ID sign in page

6. Click “Request to Delete your account”

You will be redirected to the “Manage your data” menu.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and under “Delete your account,” click the link “Request to delete your account.”

Apple ID Request to delete your account link

7. Provide a reason for your request

You will be redirected to an informational page where Apple will tell you more about the account deletion process and how deleting your account will affect your Apple services.

Scroll down to the bottom and select a reason for your account deletion request from the dropdown menu.

Click “Continue.”

Apple ID reason for deletion

8. Click “Continue”

Apple will redirect you to another informational page. Make sure you read everything before advancing to the next step.

Scroll down and click “Continue.”

Apple ID - "If you have subscriptions, they will be canceled" page

9. Agree to Deletion Terms & Conditions and click “Continue”

You will be redirected to the “Deletion Terms & Conditions” page. Read carefully through the document, then click on the checkmark under it.

Click “Continue.”

Apple ID Deletion terms & conditions

10. Choose how you want to be contacted

You will be asked to select the best contact option in case Apple needs to contact you during the process of closing your account.

Select the most suitable option.

Click “Continue.”

Apple ID - Choose how to get account status updates

11. Save the access code

Apple will provide you with an access code that is unique and linked to your account in case you need to get in touch with them for any reason after this process.

This code will be used in the next step, so keep it at hand. 

Apple ID access code

12. Enter the access code

Enter the code provided to you in the previous step.

Click “Continue.”

Apple ID - enter your access code to continue page

13. Click “Delete account”

Click the “Delete account” button.

Apple ID - Delete your account? pop up

14. Sign out from your account

You will be redirected to an informational page where Apple will provide useful information regarding the deletion process.

Click “Sign out.”

Apple ID - we are working on deleting your account. Sign out link

Congratulations! Your Apple ID account is now in the process of being deleted!

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