How to get rid of iCloud completely without wiping?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by eekcat, May 28, 2015.

  1. eekcat macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2010
    I signed out of iCloud on a mid-2015 rMBP 15" (10.10.2), but it still seems to be lurking. I've done the following:

    1. Signed out of iCloud
    2. Ensured that the device is removed from Find my iPhone

    The only thing I haven't done is format the hard drive, something I'd prefer to avoid, since it's a work computer (but will do if it's a last resort).

    Problem is that:

    1. I'm still getting notifications on the MBP when I add/remove devices from my iCloud account.
    2. Although I'm signed out of Messages, when I start up the app, it still has my iCloud email pre-filled in the app/account login window.

    So, is there some step I'm missing from scrubbing the MBP entirely of my iCloud account?
  2. Naio macrumors member


    Apr 2, 2015
  3. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    Make a new admin account and move your data over. Than delete the old admin account. Should save you the hassle of formatting and reinstalling apps.

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