OS X & iCloud user account

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

  1. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816

    ZMacintosh

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    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 601

    BrianBaughn

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    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

    ZMacintosh

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    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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