Turn off Find My iPhone: All Available Methods

How to deactivate Find my iPhone from PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, remote

All the ways to disable “Find My iPhone”.

Today we are going to see together a very useful guide dedicated to all Apple users who are holding an iPhone or iPad.

In fact, we will see how to disable and disable T raises my iPhone, the anti-theft feature of Apple that allows you to track down a lost, lost or stolen device (and also offers many other features).

What is Find My iPhone?

Just to refresh the memory to all readers, remember that the function Find My iPhone is present on all Apple iPhone and iPad.

It is a very essential utility that allows you to monitor the position of the device, both on and off.

It also offers many other secondary features, such as lost mode and remote recovery.

And let’s not forget that, if activated, the Find My iPhone function prevents anyone from resetting the device to factory settings without entering the password and credentials. 

In short, Find my iPhone is a really essential feature that every owner of iPhone or iPad should activate. 

If you are also using Find my iPhone and, for any reason (perhaps because you are selling your iPhone or iPad) you want to disable it, then I’ll explain how to do it in the easiest and fastest way possible.

Let’s not lose ourselves in chatter and see immediately how to completely disable the anti-theft function of Apple.

Find my iPhone where is it?

Find My iPhone is an application that you can download for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPad.

Here is the link to immediately download the program if you have not already done so:


Turn off Find my iPhone from iPhone or iPad

The steps to follow are very simple and very fast.

You will simply have to:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select the user name
  3. Select the iCloud item
  4. Select the item Find my iPhone
  5. Deactivate the function option by setting the toggle to OFF
  6. Enter the password for your Apple account
  7. Select Disable

Done! In a few steps you have completely disabled Find my iPhone and its features offered.

Disable Find my iPhone from PC or Mac with iCloud

If you do not have your iPhone or iPad but you still want to disable the Find my iPhone function remotely via iCloud, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to the iCloud website by clicking on this link
  2. Log in with your Apple ID
  3. Wait for the map to load
  4. Click on the item All devices
  5. Click on the iPhone or iPad you want to “disconnect” from the Find My iPhone function
  6. Click on Remove from My iPhone (or Remove from account )
  7. Done!

NOTE: this guide works ONLY if the iPhone or iPad is offline.

If the device you want to remove from Find My iPhone is online, you must necessarily perform the operation from the device, following the steps you find just above. Alternatively, you can switch it off and then perform the operation using iCloud. In fact, remember that if your iPhone or iPad is online, from iCloud you can only:

  • make it sound
  • lock
  • initialize it (formatting it and deleting all data inside it)

Find my iPhone from PC

You can activate this feature from any Windows PC or Mac and from any internet browser.

It will be enough:

  1. Go to the iCloud website by clicking on this link
  2. Log in with your Apple ID

And here is the Find My iPhone function will be available to you from your PC. 

How to disable Find my iPhone without a password

I’ll tell you right away that you can not disable Find My iPhone without knowing the password or credentials. 

Do not despair though: there is the possibility of recovering the password to try anyway to disable Find My iPhone. 

Let’s see how to do it.

The quickest way to disable Find My iPhone without a password is to start the password recovery process. 

The procedure, in this case, changes depending on whether you have activated two-factor authentication on your Apple device or not.

If you have enabled two-factor authentication on iPhone or iPad

  1. Go to the iOS settings
  2. Click on your name and then on iCloud
  3. Click on Find My iPhone
  4. Move the lever next to the option Find my iPhone from ON to OFF
  5. In the opened Apple ID password screen, type a wrong password
  6. Press the Deactivate button twice in a row
  7. Click on the Reset password option
  8. If you have an access code enabled, to reset the password you will simply need to enter it in the Access code screen. If not, confirm your phone number by typing it in the Phone number field
  9. Click on the Next button at the top right
  10. Click on the Reset button with phone number
  11. You will receive an SMS with a verification code: if this is not automatically entered in the Verification code field, enter it manually to access the next screen
  12. Then type the security code you’ve set up on one of the other devices associated with your Apple ID
  13. Click on the Next button
  14. Type the new password in the Password and Confirm fields
  15. Click on the Next button to complete the procedure
  16. You will see that the lever next to the item Find My iPhone has automatically moved to OFF

If you no longer have access to your phone number and you can not reset your password by following the instructions just given, enter your phone number on the Confirm phone number screen, then click on the entry Do not have access to your registered number? and choose the Reset from another device option.

On the next screen you can see the message A message with instructions has been sent to [device name]: access the indicated device and follow the instructions shown.

If you have NOT enabled two-factor authentication on iPhone or iPad

If two-factor authentication is not enabled on your account:

  1. Access the iOS settings
  2. Click on your name
  3. Click on iCloud and then on Find My iPhone
  4. Move the lever next to the item Find my iPhone from ON to OFF
  5. In the new screen that opened, type in a wrong password, press the Deactivate button twice and click on Reset password
  6. On the Forgot your password screen, verify that the displayed Apple ID is correct
  7. Click on the Next button
  8. Choose one of the password recovery options available between Use security questions and Use email. 

In the first case, enter your date of birth and click on the Next button, then type the answer to the two security questions and press the Next button at the top right. Enter the new password in the Password and Confirm fields, click on the Next and End buttons and Find My iPhone will be automatically deactivated.

If you chose the Use email option instead, password reset instructions will be sent via email. Then open the email received and click on the item Reset to connect to the Apple site. Enter the new password in the New password and Confirm password fields and click the Reset password button. Then access the iOS Settings, click on your name, select the iCloud and Find My iPhone items, move the lever from ON to OFF and type in the new password.


Turn off Find my iPhone without credentials

I’m sorry but you can not do it. You can try to recover your password by following the instructions we gave above, but there are no other roads.

To disable Find my iPhone you still need access to your Apple account. 


We concluded with our guide that explains how to disable Find My iPhone. 

For any questions or concerns, leave a comment at the end of the article and we will help you.

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