“Starting with iOS 7, deleting an iCloud account or restoring a device requires Find My iPhone to be disabled,” Mike Beasley reports for 9to5Mac. “Find My iPhone, in turn, requires the user to enter the password for the Apple ID attached to the iCloud account. This system ensures that phone thieves can’t remove the account and avoid being tracked through the Find My iPhone website.”
“Unfortunately, there’s a pretty easy way to bypass this requirement,” Beasley reports. “To do so, you first need to tap both “delete account” and the switch to disable Find My iPhone at the same time in the iCloud settings panel. That’s actually the hardest part of the entire process.”
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