Q: I tried to create an iCloud account, but I received this message: “Cannot sign in. The maximum number of free accounts have been activated on this iPhone.” What does this mean?
A: Apple limits users to 3 iCloud accounts meaning you can only create three iCloud accounts on an iOS device. You are seeing this error because you are trying to create the fourth iCloud account on your iOS device (iPad, iPod or iPhone). Unfortunately it seems that all (3) iCloud accounts have been created and you can’t create a new iCloud account on this device. Restoring or resetting your device will NOT change this. Your options are to either re-use one of the accounts that you previously created, or create a new iCloud account on a different iOS device or Mac.
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