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How to Delete iTunes Account in 2024?

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In order to delete iTunes, you need to delete Apple ID that serves as a universal identifier for all Apple services and devices. This key is linked to every application that you purchase in AppStore. Activating a common identifier for all services makes access and management of resources much easier.

The identifier helps tie all available applications to manage them altogether through the cloud. Users can individually set up the storage for their devices, and thanks to Apple’s synchronization opportunities, you do not need to buy applications one more time.

So, when do you need to delete iTunes (Apple ID) and how can you do it? Let’s read it further in today’s blog post.

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When Do You Need to Delete iTunes Account?

Same as with other Apple services and applications, the need to delete Apple ID (which also means to delete iTunes) is when a user purchases a new phone or sells an old phone to a new owner. In this case, it is better to delete all data from the old device before it will be held into the hands of the new owner. You should not leave any chance for ill-wishers to gain access to them.

On the contrary, if the former owner did not delete his Apple ID before the sale, the new owner needs to do it himself or herself. Here, the procedure will be different because in the first case the owner has the password for his Apple ID, and the buyer does not have the password for the former owner’s old account.

Before you delete iTunes, you also need to untie all payment data: data about plastic cards, accounts and your bank.

Let’s look at the ways of how to delete iTunes from your device.

How to Delete iTunes Account?

In case you have all the given to login iTunes account, the removal procedure will be simple. The algorithm is as follows:

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Choose ‘Store’ (at the right), then ‘Connect’ (it can require you to authorize).
  3. Next, you need to select ‘Device Management’, then click ‘Delete’ next to each device that is associated with the account.
  4. Click ‘Save’ and then ‘Deauthorize this device’.

When the owner of the device clicks ‘Delete content and settings,’ the data on the device is erased, including payment information linked to ApplePay, photos, contact list, music and playlists. iCloud, Game Center, iMessage, FaceTime and other services are also disabled automatically. But the content is not deleted from iCloud which means that the new owner can restore it.

How to Delete iTunes Account Without Password?

When you do not know the password, it can be pretty challenging to delete iTunes of the previous owner. To do this, you need to use third-party software: there are various programs on the market. The approximate algorithm of actions is as follows:

  1. Open the downloaded software on a Mac or Windows PC.
  2. Nap the button to start Apple ID unlock mode.
  3. Connect your iOS device via USB cable.
  4. Click ‘Start’. After 3–5 minutes, the software will delete the iCloud account along with the contents and deactivate your Apple ID.

Note! if the iOS version is lower than 10.2, the data on the device cannot be restored.

Once you have successfully delete iTunes account of the previous owner, you will need to create a new Apple ID using iTunes. When registering an account, in addition to standard data, such as username, region, date of birth, email address, you will need to come up with a password. And since Apple is concerned about the security of user data, you will also need to verify your account using a mobile number and activate two-factor authentication.

And in this case, a temporary virtual number will come in handy if you do not want to reveal your real number for fear of data leaks.

How to Delete iTunes Account?

Virtual Phone to Create a New iTunes Account

Using a virtual phone number is an excellent option for verification on online platforms and applications. Using this phone number, you can receive one-time password (verification code) in a matter of minutes.

Unlike classic mobile numbers, the use of a SIM card or special devices is not required, and there is no connection to a geographic address. Issue and purchase of phone numbers and receipt of codes is carried out using equipment in the cloud. You can get them through a special vendor platform, for example, SMS-Man. A virtual phone number for a single registration will cost you <$0.50, but you can also rent a number for registering multiple accounts for up to 90 days.

Virtual phone numbers from SMS-Man can have national codes of more than 190 countries, including the USA, the UK, Germany, Singapore, Thailand, India, and other countries. The platform provides the ability to register without a phone number in more than 1000 services around the world.

So, how can you create a new iTunes account using a temporary virtual phone number? Let’s explore it further.

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How to Create a New iTunes Account without a Phone Number?

SMS-Man allows you to get a confirmation code in a few steps. Instructions for purchasing a temporary virtual phone to create a new iTunes account are as follows:

  1. Open the registration form at or log in via social media.
  2. Click ‘Top Up’ at the top right and add funds to balance, with a bank transfer, Alipay, WeChat, Payeer, cryptos, and more.
  3. At ‘Receive SMS’, choose the country of a mobile operator (US is recommended for iTunes) and then find ‘iTunes’. Nap the purchase button.
  4. Go to the bottom of the homepage and copy the purchased phone number from ‘History’.
  5. Use it to create a new iTunes account and request a confirmation code.
  6. At SMS-man, nap ‘Receive SMS’ near the number.
  7. Apply the code to finish account registration.

After that, you can use another virtual number to activate two-factor authentication for your account.

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