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[Solved] How to Change iCloud Account on iPhone

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Cody Walsh

Updated: Jul 08, 2021 05:55 pm

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iCloud is located at the heart of an iPhone or iPad. iCloud is basically a cloud storage system where iPhone or iPad users can store their phone data safely and securely. These phone data include almost everything starting from photos, videos, documents to messages, contacts, music, app data, and much more. You can access these stored data on iCloud from any other device such as another iPhone, iPad, Mac, and even Windows PC.

There are going to be scenarios when you might need to change an existing iCloud account on iPhone. For example, when you buy a new iPhone or iPad, you might want to give your existing iPhone to your parents or even sell it. Or when you child have an iPhone you may want to check his/her iPhone data including the iCloud data. In such a case, you will have to change your iCloud account. In this article, we will illustrate how to change your iCloud account on iPhone.

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1. Change iCloud Account on iOS Device

Before signing out of your existing iCloud account, you should take back up or copy of data associated with the account. You can copy the data during the sign out process which is illustrated in the steps below. Without further ado, let us go to the steps on how to switch iCloud accounts on iPhone.

Signing Out Of The Existing iCloud Account

Step 1: Open Settings app from your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on your Profile name.

Step 3: Tap on iCloud option.

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Step 4: Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap on Sign Out option.

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Step 5: You will be asked to enter your Apple ID password. Thereafter, you have to tap on Turn Off option.

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Step 6: You will be asked to select those iCloud data whose copy you want to keep before signing out. Select them accordingly and tap on Sign out option.

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You have successfully signed out of your existing iCloud account.

Signing Into The New iCloud Account

Step 1: Go to Settings app of your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on Sign in to your iPhone option.

Step 3: Tap on iCloud option.

Step 4: There are two scenarios here. You can either create a new Apple ID or use an already existing Apple ID.

1. If you want to create a new Apple ID, tap on “Don't have an Apple ID or Forgot it?” option. Follow the on-screen instructions to create a new Apple ID and free iCloud account.

2. If you already have an existing Apple ID with which you want to sign in, enter the Apple ID. Tap on Next option. Then you have to enter your password and tap on Next option again.

Step 5: Now, you will be asked to merge stored iPhone data such as contacts, notes, calendars or others to your new iCloud account. If you want to, tap on Merge option. Otherwise, tap on Don’t Merge option.

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Settings Up iCloud Account

Now that you have signed into your new iCloud account, you can take steps to set it up perfectly.

Step 1: Tap on iCloud option that you see on the screen.

Step 2: Select the data parameters that you want to store on iCloud.

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This is not only taking back up of your data but also giving you the option to access those data from any other device by logging into your same iCloud account.

Most iPhone users do not like to change their iCloud accounts unless it is absolutely necessary. This is because there is always chance of losing the stored data. That is why we recommend you to install KidsGuard Pro for iOS to take back up of data safely before changing your iCloud account.

2. Change iCloud Account on Mac

You might be using the same iCloud account for your Mac and your iPhone. Once you change iCloud account on your iPhone, you may want to change iCloud account on your Mac. Here are the steps on how to change iCloud Apple ID on Mac.

Signing Out Of The Existing iCloud Account

Step 1: Click on Apple menu icon.

Step 2: Click on System Preferences option from the drop-down menu.

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Step 3: Click on iCloud icon.

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Step 4: Click on Sign Out button on the next screen.

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This will remove all iCloud data from your Mac.

Signing Into The New iCloud Account

Step 1: Click on Apple menu icon.

Step 2: Click on System Preferences option.

Step 3: Click on iCloud icon again.

Step 4: This time, click on Sign In button.

Step 5: There are two scenarios here.

1. If you want to create a new Apple ID and a free iCloud account, you can click on “Create Apple ID…” and follow the on-screen instruction to proceed.

2. If you already have an existing Apple ID/iCloud account with which you want to log in, then enter the Apple ID and password. Click on Sign In button.

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Step 6: On the next screen, you will be asked to enter your Mac admin name and password.

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Step 7: Now, you will be asked whether you want to merge the data stored on your Mac to your iCloud account. These data can be contacts, notes, calendars and likewise. Select them according to your requirements and click on Next button.

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Step 8: On the next screen, select iCloud Drive if you want to store files and documents to your iCloud account. You can also click on Options button to check available settings. Moreover, select other parameters like photos, contacts and others to keep them in sync with your iCloud data.

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There is always a chance of losing important data while changing iCloud account, and hence, we recommend you to install KidsGuard Pro for iOS for switching iCloud account and taking data backup safely and securely. Most importantly, you can view anyone's iCloud data remotely and secretly with KidsGuard Pro for iOS.

3. Tip: View Someone's iCloud Data Without Knowing

If your child have an own iCloud account, you may want to check out his/her iCloud data to make sure that what he/she knows is right and safe. In this scenarios, you might also be tempted to view their iCloud data secretly for monitoring purposes. KidsGuard Pro for iOS is your one-stop solution to satisfy your requirements.

KidsGuard Pro for iOS is a complete monitoring application that will let you monitor the target's iCloud data and iPhone data without the target person knowing. It can also help you to change the iCloud account.

Features Of KidsGuard Pro for iOS

Prevent Loss of iCloud and iPhone Data – You can switch iCloud account on your iPhone safely without the fear of losing iPhone data as well as iCloud data. The app has the feature to take full backup of all the data on your iPhone and iCloud instantly.

View Someone's iCloud Data - KidsGuard Pro is a feature-rich monitoring app and it will let you monitor anyone's iCloud data regularly without having the target's iPhone. iCloud data include photos, videos, Safari history, bookmarks, voice memos, notes and much more.

View Someone's iPhone Activities – If you want to read someone's iMessages, check out call logs, contacts, app activities, calendar and browser history, KidsGuard Pro is the perfect app you should opt for. Besides, you can also check location history.

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Check Social Media Activities – Social media apps are the most happening place for any individual. You can also monitor anyone's social media activities for popular apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, Viber, Kik, QQ and much more.

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Step To View Monitor Someone's iCloud Data Using KidsGuard Pro for iOS

1. Register a KidsGuard Pro Account

Step 1: Click on Sign Up button to create an account with email address and password for iCloud monitor. Then purchase a plan as per your preference.

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Step 2: After purchasing, you will be redirected to My Products and Order Management page. Here, you can click on Setup Guide option to understand the steps you need to take to proceed.

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2. Install KidsGuard Pro Account

Step 3: Download the app on your computer to back up the iPhone data according to the setup guide.

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Step 4: You need to connect the target's iPhone to the computer. You can do so by using the USB cable or wirelessly using Wi-Fi. The first-time connection needs to use the USB cable.

3. Taking Data Backup and Viewing iCloud Data

Step 1: After you connect target's iPhone to the computer where you have installed and launched KidsGuard Pro for iOS, following the on screen installation, you will get two options. View iTunes Data for stored iPhone data and View iCloud data for stored iCloud account data.

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Step 2: Click on View iCloud data option. If you use a new iPhone, you will see “Apps and Data” screen on the phone when you activating the iPhone, then tap on Restore from iCloud Backup option. Thereafter, you have to enter iCloud Apple ID which you want to monitor to start monitoring.

Step 3: When you finished scanning and syncing the data, you can view the target iCloud data on the dashboard.

Also want to know the detail about how to view someone's iPhone data? Click here to find out the way.


Hopefully, you have understood clearly how to change iCloud account on your iPhone and Mac. To be absolutely sure that you do not lose any data while switching your iCloud account, we will recommend you to install KidsGuard Pro for iOS. The application will not only help you to switch iCloud account safely but also view anyone's iCloud data or iPhone activities secretly.

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By Cody Walsh

An experienced technology blogger and editor who has spent more than a decade writing about software, gadgets, and computing etc all over the Internet.

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