How to Delete an Apple Account From an iPod Touch
The iPod touch requires a user's iTunes account to purchase songs and videos, download podcasts, and buy and install apps. If you buy a used iPod or want to use a different account, you'll need to remove the Apple ID associated with the iPod before you can buy or install any new features. There are two ways to do this: a full reset of the iPod software, or signing out of the iTunes Store.
Things You'll Need
- Computer with iTunes
- USB cable
Signing Out of iTunes
Press the "Power" button. Slide the unlock tab to the left.
Press the Home button. Tap "Settings." Tap "Store."
Tap "Sign Out," then "OK."
Log into your computer. Click the iTunes shortcut on your desktop or "Start" menu.
Plug your iPod into the USB cable. Plug the USB cable into your computer.
Click your iPod in the left panel. Click "Summary."
Click "Restore." Enter your username and password. Wait for the process to complete; this may take up to an hour.
Tips & Warnings
- Removing the iTunes log-in from an iPod touch may make videos, music or apps inaccessible. Restoring the iPod using iTunes will completely erase all data on the device, then reinstall only basic apps.