12 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2011 7:19 AM by varjak paw
cassius v Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello,

 

How to close an apple account, please?

 

If it not possible for good then it will be for bad. I will force Apple to close my account.

 

Regards.

 

P.S.: I HATE APPLE.


iPod touch, iOS 5.0.1
  • Tech Gui Mac Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    i think your simply trying to gain attention

  • cassius v Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No.

     

    I just want do close the account, sincerely.

     

    Obviously, if this can't happens normally, then I have no choice other than force it. Simple that.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)

    What "account" are you referring to? The iTunes Store? The Apple Store? Or what?

  • cassius v Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello,

     

    The Apple Store account. The Apple ID account.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)

    You can't "close" it since there's no real "account" as such (with credit card info or that sort of thing), only what is in essence a registration. Just stop using the ID.

     

    Message was edited by: Dave Sawyer

  • cassius v Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello,

     

    Don't matter it's "account" or "registration".

     

    "Stop using it" is not the same as "close it" or "delete it".

  • cassius v Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello,

     

    From Apple ID FAQ (http://support.apple.com/kb/HE37):

    "An Apple ID is a user name you use for everything you do with Apple. Creating an account for an Apple service, such as the iTunes Store or the App Store, creates an Apple ID. Apple ID allows you to access other Apple services. You don't have to create a new account for each service—just use your Apple ID."

     

    So, it's simple, I want to close/delete my Apple ID account.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)

    Again, there is no mechanism for a user to delete an Apple ID. You can try contacting Apple ID Support:

     

    http://www.apple.com/support/appleid/contact/

     

    explaining why you feel you need to delete it, and ask. But whether they can or will do so I have no idea.

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,445 points)

    cassius v wrote:

     

    Hello,

     

    From Apple ID FAQ (http://support.apple.com/kb/HE37):

    "An Apple ID is a user name you use for everything you do with Apple. Creating an account for an Apple service, such as the iTunes Store or the App Store, creates an Apple ID. Apple ID allows you to access other Apple services. You don't have to create a new account for each service—just use your Apple ID."

     

    So, it's simple, I want to close/delete my Apple ID account.

     

     

    Again, an Apple ID is NOT an account.  Per the words that you quoted, it's a user name that is created when you create an account.  As other have told you, you can not delete a user name.

  • cassius v Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OK.

     

    I will try again:

    1) how to close my account on iTunes Store, please?

     

    2) how to close my account on App Store, please?

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,445 points)

    Withdraw your credit card information.  Then there is no longer an "account" but merely a "history" and you can't change history.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)

    Here's what the iTunes Store has said about cancelling an account (paraphrased from an email to another poster):

     

    There are a couple of options that will allow you to retain full access to your purchases while preventing your account from being used to make additional purchases:

     

    1) You can remove your billing information from your account at any time so that it can't be used to make purchases. By doing this, you retain the ability to authorize computers to play the items you have purchased with the account, and you will still have the account open in case you decide to use it later. To remove the billing information while keeping the account open, go to the Store menu in iTunes and choose View My Account. Log in, go to Payment Information, and in the credit card area choose the "none" option.

     

    2) Apple may be able to disable your account, which will prevent it from being used to make purchases, but you will still be able to use the items you purchased with the account.

     

    It is possible to cancel the account (or at least Apple has done so in special circumstances in the past), but you will lose the ability to re-download or update any items you've already purchased from the iTunes Store, or to authorize any existing or new devices to use that contant. For example, if your computer is repaired, you may not be able to reauthorize the computer to play your purchases after the repair. Also, you wouldn't be able to authorize computers that were not already authorized before you canceled the account. You may sign up for a new account in the future, but your new account will not play any of the songs or videos purchased with the canceled account (and you can't reactivate the canceled account). You should not cancel the account if you want to be sure you can continue to use your iTunes Store purchases. I therefore strongly recommend either just removing your billing information or disabling the account as described above.

     

    If you really insist on asking Apple to disable (or cancel) the account, you'll need to send a message to the iTunes Store via their contact page:

     

    http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/contact/

     

    specifying if you would like it disabled (or canceled). They should then respond with additional information (some of which I've given above).