It is general assumption is that you can’t delete your Apple ID.
Even if you send support or help request to Apple Support team even they will say that…
But here is way out of this goof-up.
First step is to gather all required information to varify your account in one place..
First is Your ‘Username’
Note it down
Second is Your ‘Security Question’s Answer’
Note it down it too…
Third is to be ready to login with your account
Under security tab you have ‘Generate Pin’ tab… You will need this tabbed to be click to generate pin to share with your Apple iTunes Support Team expert which will help him to access your account & confirm your identity.
Now get ready to start the procedure…
First you can Send Support Request to iTunes Support Team by this URL:
Click This link to go to iTunes Support Contact Portal,
Click on iTunes Store listed in right hand options
Then Proceed to click on ‘Account Management Tab’, then choose ‘Managing & Editing Apple ID’
Fill up the form to tell apple support team to guide you to delet your account…
OR Just you can jump to this second step
they will send you this URL
Contacting Apple about your Apple ID account security
Go to your preferred country & it’s way of contacting Apple…
Then you can proceed to contact Apple on Telephonic Conversation
When you connect to ‘Account & Security Team’
Then Will Confirm Your Username ID then they will ask you about your Secret Questions answer & you have to answer that correctly. They will ask you to generate pin & submit or tell them over the phone for validate account holder that you are the same person talking over the phone.
Then they will check first iOS device like iPhone or iPad you are sign in with or not, You have to sign in for iCloud with your ID which will enable them to delete your Apple ID.
If you have not created iCloud ID associated with your Apple ID then it’s time to do that just to unable them to delete you ID from their database.
Then they will tell you that deleting Your ID is irreversible, You will loos all of your data associated with it.
Before telling them to delete ID Backup all of your iCloud Documents, Music, Apps etc.
They ask your permission to confirm deactivation. They will delete your Apple ID immediately. As they say Deactivation may take 24 hours or more to take effect.
Further Reading: Managing your Apple ID
Managing Apple ID with your OSX & iOS Devices for Maximum Online Security & Peace of Mind. Manage your Apple ID & Communication preferences with small tweaks & changes.
Hope it Helps…!!!
Thanks & Regards
2 thoughts on “How to Delete & Deactivate Apple ID, Here is the Answer”
Thank you very much, Mandar, for your thoughtful and helpful blog entry. I followed your procedure and my Apple id is now gone! Many thanks and keep up the good work.
Thx for your great instructions. My apple ID is hopeful gone, I’m waiting for the reply. I only used their software and products for a few days. I was very impressed with the product but not with their lack of commitment to keep old tech up to date. Their products are usually forcibly out-dated with in two or three years. I think I will try sticking with Microsoft.