I had a very old Apple account I forgot about, but someone kept requesting my password reminding me I had it. So I decided to go hunting for how to delete it. It was so old I didn’t even remember what I had purchased if anything at all.
Please note Apple ID is the term used, not I.D. So if that’s the term you are using you will not find any help online.
After about five minutes I could tell, deleting my Apple account wasn’t going to be as easy as I thought. There are no settings in your account for removal, and the topics were on a locked down on the Apple site that you had to log in to read. I wasn’t about to log into read something I wanted to get deleted just to read postings on how to delete my Apple I.D.
I simply knew there had to be an easier way to delete your Apple account. I decided to contact Apple Care. I told Apple about the reminder emails and how the account was so old I forgot about it. They understood and shared stories about how people sometimes have fifteen different accounts they forgot about.
The process to delete your Apple ID is actually calling them. You’d think they would put this on the website somewhere. Apple associates will walk you through a series of things to confirm it’s your real account. Such things as the answer to your security question. So make sure you have access to the account ahead of time. If you have to request the password, do that before calling. It will make things a lot quicker. The people at Apple Care were nice enough to transfer the video credits over (not something they normally do.) The whole process including hold/transfer time took less than ten minutes to complete. You do need to have access to a computer though so you can log into your account and provide Apple with a pin.
So if you have an Apple account you want deleted, make sure you have access to the account, pick up the phone, and call today!
Again, to make things quicker, have access to the account ahead of time, and internet. If you don’t recall your security question, you can change it to one you do. That way, even that is sorted.
Just be aware that when you delete your Apple account you will lose access to everything in that account. So if you had anything stored on the cloud server it will be gone. You can always ask for a transfer of credits and or applications and videos. Just don’t count on it as it’s not something Apple Care normally does.