OS X & iCloud user account

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by ZMacintosh, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    I signed out of all services (iCloud, Messages, FaceTime, etc) with an iCLoud account that i no longer needed or have a use for. I signed in with my new one and reformatted the system a while after. the old Apple ID was not used on a phone or anything etc.

    So my problem is even on a new install it still bugs for the old apple id and there does not seem to be a way to remove it?

    Its not signed in at all, but it just is the default username in all iCloud accounts ie; system preferences icloud account or messages. etc.
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    First I'd try signing in at appleid.apple.com with the old account and making sure no devices are associated with the account. Probably a good idea to remove any email addresses you've associated with that account, also.
  3. ZMacintosh thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    Nothing associated with it on icloud, was actually only used to do a back to my mac session as a throw away account, but it still lingers in system preferences icloud panel as the default/prepopulated username to sign in, i erased every keychain and plist i could think of related to ID, appleid, icloud, messages, etc.

    doesnt show in internet accounts

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