how do l delete an old icloud account

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Appletise, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Appletise macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2012
    it is so frustrating, l went to and when l put in the icloud account, it says "This Apple ID has been locked for security reasons. Visit iForgot to reset your account (" so l visit and input all l can but don't remember the answers, so how can l resolve this and put in my own active icloud account??
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I don't think you can.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but you're asking how to reset your account or password without knowing the correct answers to your security questions. That would be a serious breach if you could.
  3. silvetti macrumors 6502a


    Nov 24, 2011
    You won't be able to delete it.

    Just let it RIP and create a new one if you want.
  4. jimthing macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2011
    London, UK (Europe, Earth, Space)
    This is precisely why the rest of us keep a record of all our passwords and security questions... for exactly this eventuality. Try doing the same then you won't have these issues.
    e.g. I use 1Password for this, others likely use something similar or at the very least right down the answers.

    Live and learn.
  5. Appletise thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2012

    I already have an icloud account, how can I use it for my iphone 5s, which has my x icloud account which I don't remember pw, etc ? I read somewhere that you can try upgrading the software, latest IOS

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