How to Turn off Find My on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

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Jerome Mills
Dec 27, 20223 min read

In this guide, we'll discuss how to turn off Find My on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Find My is a security feature that protects your iPhone, iPad, or Mac from being stolen or lost. Not only that, it helps you locate your device and wipe your device remotely. It is recommended that you keep this feature turned on. However, if you're going to do a factory reset, restore your device from a backup, sell, give away, or trade in your device, it's a good idea to turn off Find My first.

In this guide, you'll learn how to turn off Find My on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Let's get started.

How to Turn off Find My on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

How to Turn off Find My iPhone from iPhone

Depending on which iOS you're using, the steps are slightly different.

How to Turn off Find My iPhone on iOS 13 and Later

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap your Apple ID name > Find My.
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  3. Tap Find My iPhone and tap it again to turn it off.
  4. Enter your Apple ID password to turn off Find My iPhone.
    Turn off Find My iPhone on

How to Turn off Find My iPhone on iOS 12 and Earlier

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Tap your Apple ID name > iCloud.
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  3. Locate Find My iPhone and tap it.
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  4. Tap the switch next to it, enter your Apple ID password, and turn off Find My iPhone.
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How to Turn off Find My iPad from iPad

  1. Go to the Settings app.

  2. Tap your Apple ID name.

  3. Navigate to Find My iPad, then tap it.

  4. Enter your Apple ID password to turn off Find My iPad.

    Turn off Find My iPad

How to Turn off Find My Mac from Mac

  1. Click the Apple icon in the left corner of the screen, then select System Settings or System Preferences.

  2. Click your Apple ID name > iCloud.

  3. Locate Find My Mac, click it, and then click the Turn off button.

  4. Enter your Apple ID password and continue.

    Turn off Find My Mac

How to Remotely Turn off Find My Using iCloud

If you forget to turn off Find My on your device before selling, giving it away, or trading it in, iCloud.com can help you remotely erase your device and turn off Find My on it.

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Go to iCloud.com/find on your iPhone, iPad, or computer.
  2. Enter your Apple ID account and password.
  3. From the All Devices list, select the device you want to wipe and turn its Find My off.
  4. Click Erase iPhone/iPad/Mac, enter your Apple ID password, and follow the on-screen instructions to remotely erase your device.
    Erase iPhone/iPad/Mac with iCloud
  5. After the device is wiped, click Remove from Account, so that others can activate the device normally.
    Remove Device from Account in iCloud

Conclusion

That's all. As you can see, all steps are simple. Follow this guide the next time you want to turn off Find My on your device.

Note that when the Find My feature is turned on, other people will not be able to activate your device, so it's important to turn it off before selling, giving away, or sending your device for service.

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