How to Turn Off Find My iPhone without iPhone

Dave Patterson
January 13, 2021
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    In this article, we share with you some of the ways you can turn off Find My iPhone when you don’t have the iPhone with you.

    These solutions can help if you sold or traded in your iPhone and forgot without disabling this feature. The person you sold the device to may find it difficult to use the device with Find My iPhone still enabled.

    Let’s begin.

    Why You Should Leave Find My Turned on

    It is important to realize what you will be giving up when you turn of Find My iPhone. To begin with, you will not be able to locate the iPhone using the Find my App or iCloud website if you lose or misplace it. You will not be able to see the device or a map or make it play a sound to make it easier to find. You will also not be able to erase it remotely to safeguard the data if the device is stolen.

    This is what you will be giving up when you choose to turn off Find My iPhone. But it may be necessary to do if you want to sell your iPhone or give it to someone else as a gift. In this situation, the following are the best ways to disable Find My iPhone.

    Why You Should Leave Find My Turned on

    Disable Find My iPhone with iCloud.com

    If you don’t have access to your iPhone, the best way to disable Find My iPhone is via iCloud.com. Just access https://www.icloud.com/ on any browser, log in and then follow these simple steps:

    Step 1: Click on “Find iPhone” in the main window.

    Step 2: Click on the “All Devices” drop-down arrow at the top.

    Step 3: Any devices on this list that have been turned off will have a gray indicator next to them. To remove the device, click on “X” next to the device you want to remove “Find My iPhone”.

    Step 4: Click “Remove” in the confirmation message that appears on the screen.

    Disable Find My iPhone with iCloud.com

    Disable Find My iPhone with the App

    You can also use the Find My iPhone App on any other iOS device to do it. Follow these simple steps to do it:

    Step 1: On the other iOS Device, open “Find My iPhone” app and sign in.

    Step 2: You should see a list of devices connected to the same Apple ID on the left side of the screen. The ones that are turned off will have a gray indicator.

    Step 3: Swipe from right to left on the device you want to disable and then tap “Remove”.

    Step 4: Tap “Remove” again to confirm that you would like to remove the device.

    Disable Find My iPhone with the App

    Once Find My iPhone is disabled from the device, the new owner will be able to activate the device and connect it to their own iCloud account and enjoy the full benefits of having an active iCloud account.

    Dave Patterson
    Dave has been writing about tech for five years, covering a range of topics including phones, tablets, tutorials, and reviews.

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