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How to turn off Find My iPhone on iPhone, iPad, or MacBook

ByMatthieu Andre 2018-08-16 3539

Find My iPhone is a service that enables users to locate your device in the event of loss or theft. However, you may need or want to disable that feature. If you want to know how to turn off Find My iPhone, here is our complete tutorial for iPhone, iPad or MacBook.


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 How to turn off Find My iPhone

Disabling Find My iPhone from your iPhone / iPad

Find My iPhone needs to be disabled when you want to sell your devices (phones,tablets PC), repair it, give it away or eventually lost it. If you still have access to your iPhone or iPad and are concerned about your personal information, here is how to turn off Find My iPhone and disable that feature from your device.

Step 1. Go to Settings.

 the first step of going to Settings

Step 2. Tap on your Apple ID banner on the top of main Settings screen.

Step 3. Tap iCloud.

the third step of taping iCloud 

Step 4. Scroll down, then tap on Find My iPhone to turn off.

the fourth step of sScrolling down,then taping on Find My iPhone to turn off 

Step 5. Swipe the green toggle to turn Off position.

the fifth step of swiping the green toggle to the Off position.

Step 6. Enter the Apple ID password for the account listed and tap to turn off.

the sixth step of entering the Apple ID password for the account listed and tap to turn off


Find My iPhone is turned off. You can now remove the device from your iCloud/Apple ID account if you are planning to sell it.

Disabling Find My iPhone from your MacBook

After you turned off Find My iPhone feature from your iPhone / iPad, you can also disable the device from Find My iPhone using iCloud on MacBook laptops, commonly called “Find My Mac”.

To turn off, please follow the steps:

Step 1. Click on the Apple menu, then select System preferences.

the first step of clicking on the Apple menu,then selecting System preferences 

Step 2. Click iCloud.

the second step of clicking iCloud 

Step 3. Scroll down, then look for the Find My Mac option for the list.

Step 4. Check the box next to Find My Mac to disable it.

the fourth step of checking the box next to Find My Mac to disable it

Step 5. Enter your Apple ID password, and click Continue to confirm.

the fifth step of entering your Apple ID password,and click Continue to confirm


Repeat these steps to disable Find My Mac on additional devices such as TV Box and mini PC, computers suitable for Mac.

Wrap up

To conclude, Find My iPhone allows you to locate your lost phone easily and remotely remove all the content in it. If you are thinking to sell your phone, give it away, or send it to repair, you must back up your iPhone then turn off Find My iPhone feature.Without the Apple ID and password there is no way to turn off Find My iPhone from your device and remove it accordingly. Therefore, it is important to sign out of iCloud, iTunes and any others App store before erase.


 You may also want to read:
 6 questions about locating your lost Android phone
 How to use MI Cloud to find your lost Xiaomi phone?
 How to use IMEI number to track your lost Android phone


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