14 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2015 6:52 PM by Jefp65
buttercuprunner Level 1 (0 points)

I canceled it off each of my devices. Now I want to cancel the account altogether. Music keeps showing up tagged in my itunes store with the cloud next to it. Also, it is still on my computer. I don't want to use icloud. It did not work the way I wanted and it just complicates things.

  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    If you are looking in the iTunes store at your purchased list, this is not part of your iCloud account.  That is "iTunes in the cloud", which is unrelated to your iCloud account.  The iTunes store keeps track of all your past purchases and allows you to redownload certain media (such as music) for free should you ever need to.  This isn't something you can cancel; you can just choose not to use it, if you prefer not to.

  • buttercuprunner Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. That solved/answered why there was a little cloud icon appearing next to certain music. Though I must say it is random and strange because it certainly wasn't all of my past purchases.

    My question still is: I don't want to use icloud anymore at all and I don't want a sign-in or anything. I use Windows 7 on my PC. I went to the icloud website and tried to cancel it but to no avail.

  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    There really isn't a way to delete an iCloud account, you can only abandon it and not use it.  You can delete the data in the account if you want to go to the trouble, but the account will remain.

  • buttercuprunner Level 1 (0 points)

    How do I delete all the data in it? I looked up some instructions and it says for Windows 7 to click on settings, but on my computer I do not find any way to open up the settings. I have clicked on every visible item on the screen!

  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    I'm away right now, but will give you some instructions for this in about an hour.

  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    First go to Settings>iCloud on your device and confirm that everything is turned to Off, and that you are not syncing any data with iCloud before proceeding.  (If you are, when you delete the data from iCloud it will also be deleted from your device and it will be lost.)


    Then go to iCloud.com on your computer, log into your iCloud account and open Contacts, click on the red ribbon at the top to display your groups, click on All Contacts, to the right click on any single contact to select it,click on the Actions (gear shaped) icon at the bottom and choose Select All, then press the Delete key on your keyboard.


    For Calendars, open your calendar on icloud.com, click Edit above the calendars list on the left, then tap the minus sign to the right of each calendar to delete it.


    For Notes, open your notes on icloud.com, click on each note on the left, then click the trash can icon at the bottom to delete it.


    For Reminders, open them on icloud.com, click on each reminder, click on Details to the right, then click on the track can icon to delete it.


    For Mail, open your mail on icloud.com, click a folder on the left (such as your inbox), click on a single message to the right, press Control-A on your keyboard to select them all, then click on the trash can icon at the top.  Repeat this for each of your mail folders except Trash.  When finished, click on the actions (gear-shaped) icon on the upper right and select Empty Trash.


    That's about it.

  • buttercuprunner Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Randers4. You clearly and succinctly helped resolve my problem. Thank you.

  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    You're welcome.

  • catsinmyfreezer Level 1 (0 points)

    Just abadoning the iCloud account still leaves a problem. When I go to icloud.com and log on with my true Apple ID...I click on my name in the upper-right part of the screen and up comes a small window.that says "Apple ID:" and then it lists a different iCloud account than the one I logged in with. I went to Manage My Apple ID and deleted that second icloud account from my list of alternate email addresses, but thats not fixing it.  How do I sever this connection between my real Apple ID and the stupid icloud account i set up just to try things out?


  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    Once you create an account with an Apple ID, that ID is then associated with the account and this association can't be "deleted".  You can continue to use the ID as you did before.  The only restriction is that you can't create a new iCloud account with this same ID.  If you use this ID to sign into iCloud you would be signing into the same account.  To create a new iCloud account you would need to use a new Apple ID.

  • BobbyM917 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have abandoned my icloud email.


    I do nothing with my @icloud.com email and I want to remove it from my iPhone4s running on IOS7.2 but when I goto settings>icloud it shows me my apple ID which is my Gmail account.


    I don't want to lose any data, However in my Mail app it shows both my primary which is Gmail and then "icloud" email.



    How do I get rid of that email account from my mail app without losing any data ?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,104 points)

    Signing out of iCloud (by clicking 'Delete account') in Settings>iCloud will remove the iCloud account from your phone. It won't have any effect on your access to your Gmail email account.

  • tanger82 Level 1 (0 points)

    What if you don't want an apple account at all?   I don't want any emails to be able to be received at the icloud email, I want it all cancelled.  I don't even have an apple product anymore.

  • Jefp65 Level 1 (0 points)

    Can I stop the annoying login notifications? I want nothing more to do with iCloud!