How do I turn off Find My iPhone from another device?


Updated: 28th November 2019

If the previous owner isn't present, contact them and ask them to follow these steps:
  1. Sign in to with their Apple ID.
  2. Go to Find My iPhone.
  3. Click All Devices at the top of the screen.
  4. Select the device that you want to remove from iCloud.
  5. If necessary, click Erase [device].
  6. Click Remove from Account.

Correspondingly, how do you turn off Find My iPhone remotely?

Remove an iOS device or Mac
  1. On an iOS device: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud (or Settings > iCloud), then turn off Find My [device].
  2. 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.

How do I turn off Find My iPhone without my phone?

Remove an iOS device or Apple Watch you no longer have
  1. Go to Find My iPhone on
  2. Click All Devices, then select the device.
  3. Click Erase [device], then enter your Apple ID password or your family member's Apple ID password.
  4. When the device is erased, click Remove from Account.

Can you turn on your Find My iPhone from a computer?

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.
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