1. deafcheer's Avatar
    I wanted to know how to solve problem with "Cannot Sign In" & "Account Limit Reached" that has popped up when I tried to login new AppleID on iCloud. I've struggled with it... obviously previous owner may have used up limit 3 accounts that activated on same device. How do I get it reset or wipe clean slate so I can have AppleID activate & enable iCloud?

    Thanks!
    06-04-2012 10:43 PM
  2. Massie's Avatar
    Have you tried Settings>General>Reset>Reset All Settings? (Or Erase All/Reset?)
    06-04-2012 11:25 PM
  3. deafcheer's Avatar
    Yes, I've tried that but no luck.

    What happened is that when I login with my Apple ID, I get this error notice:

    "Cannot Sign In

    The maximum number of free accounts have been activated on this iPod touch."

    This turns out someone has used up before I bought an used iPod which I couldn't use iCloud on this device anymore.

    Other one I learned when I tried out by creating new Apple ID on this device the alert came up said:

    "Account Limit Reached

    This device is no longer eligible for creating a free iCloud account."

    I'm *SO* baffled that Apple really restrict iCloud to 3 accounts on all devices. I don't think it's fair for me and anyone else who bough used any Apple devices.

    Since no one know how to solve this problem so I'm gonna try to bring in to one of Apple retail store to see if I can convince an employee to help me fix this.
    06-05-2012 05:03 AM
  4. Massie's Avatar
    Let us know what happens; I'm sure this will be an issue for many people in the future.
    06-05-2012 07:45 AM
  5. amirkhanafridi's Avatar
    Dear,

    Pls give the solution for iCloud account sign in, I have insert my apple id & Passwold & click sign in that time following error shows on display maximum number of free accounts have been activated on this iphone,

    pls give the solution for this error & how to check activated accounts & delete same.
    iPhone 4, iOS 5.1.1
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    05-10-2013 03:48 AM
  6. edsiraj's Avatar
    Dear,

    Pls give the solution for iCloud account sign in, I have insert my apple id & Passwold & click sign in that time following error shows on display maximum number of free accounts have been activated on this iphone,

    pls give the solution for this error & how to check activated accounts & delete same.
    iPhone 4, iOS 5.1.1
    10-23-2014 03:05 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You get a 3 iCloud account limit per device. This must be the 4th and you're getting the "Cannot Sign In" notice. I have no idea why it's that way.
    10-23-2014 04:29 PM
  8. HankAZ's Avatar
    Yes, I've tried that but no luck.

    What happened is that when I login with my Apple ID, I get this error notice:

    "Cannot Sign In

    The maximum number of free accounts have been activated on this iPod touch."

    This turns out someone has used up before I bought an used iPod which I couldn't use iCloud on this device anymore.

    Other one I learned when I tried out by creating new Apple ID on this device the alert came up said:

    "Account Limit Reached

    This device is no longer eligible for creating a free iCloud account."

    I'm *SO* baffled that Apple really restrict iCloud to 3 accounts on all devices. I don't think it's fair for me and anyone else who bough used any Apple devices.

    Since no one know how to solve this problem so I'm gonna try to bring in to one of Apple retail store to see if I can convince an employee to help me fix this.
    Unfair or not, that's the rule. You are only prevented from creating a new EMAIL address, NOT creating a new iCloud account. Get a free email address from GMail, Yahoo or use an existing email address. Not an 'end of the world' problem.
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    10-23-2014 04:40 PM
  9. Peligro911's Avatar
    Can't you just create a new iCloud account on a computer and sign in with it vs creating a new on the device ?


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    06-28-2015 07:00 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Can't you just create a new iCloud account on a computer and sign in with it vs creating a new on the device ?


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    You can't create or activate more than 3 iCloud accounts on the same device. This is to prevent users from creating multiple accounts for unlimited storage in iCloud.
    06-28-2015 07:36 PM
  11. badr00's Avatar
    i got the same problem did you found a solution
    07-11-2015 12:22 PM
  12. vicpino82's Avatar
    Just Create a free iCloud account at ICloud.com and then sign into the device. The device cannot create more than 3 free apple id's on that particular device. You can just go and create one on a computer or another apple device that hasn't created more than 3 iCloud accounts on it, after that you should be able to sign in just fine. Please let me know if that resolves your issue.
    10-26-2015 03:48 PM
  13. 112026's Avatar
    I have made an icloud account on Laptop but i still can't sign in to my second hand Iphone & still recieve the same message.

    Please help me solve it

    Regards..
    11-13-2015 06:59 AM
  14. Ramil Rellora's Avatar
    i have the same problem...
    do you find any solution??
    01-05-2016 12:26 AM
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