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My daughters iPhone is accidentally registered under my iCloud . How can I change this to her own?

Asked: Feb 27 2018 | 5:17 am EST 2107 Views 11 Answers View Best Answer

when my youngest got her new phone and i was setting it up I was sure I set it up as a new device, but it seemed to link to my other daughters phone and was using her iCloud. This has caused many teenage arguments so I tried to fix it and managed to change the iCloud name of the other daughter thus causing more friction. I don't seem to be able to create a new iCloud account on the younger daughter's phone! so now she is on my iCloud and we are having to share photos, videos, calendar alerts. She's probably got access to my card details which is the most worrying.....
HELP ME Obi Whan Kinobe you're my only hope.


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13,325
Feb 27 2018 | 5:36 am EST Rob Phillips

You’ll want to create a new Apple ID. You can do that here:
https://appleid.apple.com/account#!&page=create
Then you’ll want to go to Settings, Tap your daughter’s name at the top, then scroll to the bottom and tap Sign Out. Once the account is signed out, sign in with the newly created Apple ID.
If you’re still seeing things for your other daughter on the device it might actually be easier to erase the device and start from scratch. Just create the Apple ID, then go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase Content and Settings. This will reset the device back to factory direct, as if it were just being taken out of the box. Sign in using the new Apple ID and password.
Hope this helps!

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3,148
Feb 27 2018 | 7:30 am EST Lee_Bo

You’ll want to create a new Apple ID. You can do that here:
https://appleid.apple.com/account#!&page=create
Then you’ll want to go to Settings, Tap your daughter’s name at the top, then scroll to the bottom and tap Sign Out. Once the account is signed out, sign in with the newly created Apple ID.
If you’re still seeing things for your other daughter on the device it might actually be easier to erase the device and start from scratch. Just create the Apple ID, then go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase Content and Settings. This will reset the device back to factory direct, as if it were just being taken out of the box. Sign in using the new Apple ID and password.
Hope this helps!
Obi-Wan Kenobi has spoken. :-)
6,164
Feb 27 2018 | 8:03 am EST Annie_8plus

Hello and welcome to iMore! I'm sure that you will find the help you're looking for. When you get a chance, please take a minute to introduce yourself here!
13,325
Feb 27 2018 | 8:12 am EST Rob Phillips

Obi-Wan Kenobi has spoken. :-)
LOL! I do like to think of myself as somewhat of an Apple Jedi Master.
3,148
Feb 27 2018 | 8:25 am EST Lee_Bo

LOL! I do like to think of myself as somewhat of an Apple Jedi Master.
So would that make Android users Sith?

I didn't say that!
13,325
Feb 27 2018 | 8:27 am EST Rob Phillips

So would that make Android users Sith?

I didn't say that!
It would actually make Android users Jar Jar Binks.
3,148
Feb 27 2018 | 8:33 am EST Lee_Bo

It would actually make Android users Jar Jar Binks.
I DEFINITELY didn't say that!!!
6,164
Feb 27 2018 | 8:37 am EST Annie_8plus

It would actually make Android users Jar Jar Binks.
42,974
Feb 27 2018 | 5:11 pm EST Ledsteplin

You may want to create the new Apple ID for your daughter, rather than for you. It's your account to begin with.
6,164
Feb 27 2018 | 7:09 pm EST Annie_8plus

You may want to create the new Apple ID for your daughter, rather than for you. It's your account to begin with.
That’s a good point!
1,591
Feb 28 2018 | 9:31 am EST Not Quite Right

It would actually make Android users Jar Jar Binks.
Awww ... you made me spit coffee through my nose and got my bag all wet! ...