How do I turn off Find My iPhone from another device?
If the previous owner isn't present, contact them and ask them to follow these steps:
- Sign in to iCloud.com with their Apple ID.
- Go to Find My iPhone.
- Click All Devices at the top of the screen.
- Select the device that you want to remove from iCloud.
- If necessary, click Erase [device].
- Click Remove from Account.
Remove an iOS device or Mac
- On an iOS device: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud (or Settings > iCloud), then turn off Find My [device].
- On a Mac: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click iCloud, then deselect Find My Mac. Note: You can also remove your device by turning off iCloud completely on that device.
- Connect your phone to power, go to Settings app > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings again. OK, but seriously, this is the last important tip! You can erase your device remotely. If you set up Find My iPhone, sign into icloud.com/#find, then click on All Devices and select the phone you want to erase.
- Removing the borrower's Apple ID from the App Store and returning to your own instead is easy:
- Open App Store.
- Tap Featured.
- Scroll down to the bottom.
- Tap the Apple ID at the bottom left and tap Sign Out.
- Tap Sign In.
- Enter your Apple ID and Password and tap OK.
- Go to Settings > iCloud > Scroll to the bottom of the phone screen > Tap Sign Out. 1. If you want to turn off iCloud on Mac: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences > iCloud > Click Sign Out.
Remove an iOS device or Apple Watch you no longer have
- Go to Find My iPhone on iCloud.com.
- Click All Devices, then select the device.
- Click Erase [device], then enter your Apple ID password or your family member's Apple ID password.
- When the device is erased, click Remove from Account.
- How to view your iCloud account information on iPhone and iPad
- Launch the Settings app.
- Tap your Apple ID banner.
- Scroll down and tap a device to view or remove it from your iCloud account.
- Tap Remove from Account.
- Scroll back up and tap Name, Phone Numbers, and Email.
- Tap Password & Security.
- Tap Payment & Shipping.
- Soft reset with hardware keys
- Back up data on the internal memory.
- Reset the iPhone by holding the sleep/wake button at the top right of the device and the home button at the bottom center of the face at the same time.
- Hold them both until you see the screen go black.
- Wait until the white Apple logo appears.
- How to set up Find My iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, AirPods
- Start at your Home screen.
- Tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud. If you're using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud.
- Scroll to the bottom and tap Find My iPhone.
- Slide to turn on Find My iPhone and Send Last Location.
Unfortunately, you cannot activate iCloud or 'Find My Phone' remotely. You can only locate your device when it is logged into iCloud and 'Find My Phone' is enabled, additionally the device will need to be switched on and connected to a wifi or cellular network.
- If your missing device is off or offline, you can still put it in Lost Mode, lock it, or remotely erase it. The next time your device is online, these actions will take effect. If you remove the device from your account while it's offline, any pending actions for the device are canceled.
- Firstly, you can use the free Find My iPhone app on another Apple device to track your phone. Alternatively, you can sign into your account on a desktop browser at iCloud.com, then tap Find My iPhone. If you have multiple Apple devices select the one that's been misplaced.
- Do that, and you'll be asked to remove Find my iPhone — and Activation Lock — as part of the process.
- Launch Settings from the Home screen.
- Tap on iCloud.
- Tap Find My iPhone.
- Switch Find My iPhone to Off.
- Enter your Apple ID password to confirm.
- Tap Turn Off.
Updated: 28th November 2019