How Do I Turn Off Find My iPhone without My Phone

What should you do when you want to turn off “Find My iPhone” for your phone but don’t have it in hand? Read the article below to find out how to turn off “Find My iPhone” without your phone.

Author Avatar Tom Boyer Last Updated: Aug. 18, 2021

Have you ever encountered a situation when you have given your phone away but forgot to turn off the “Find My iPhone” feature on it? This is very inconvenient, since whoever receives your phone, either a friend getting a gift or a technician helping with your device, will be limited by the “Activation Lock” and will not be able to reset the device.

But don’t worry! Apple has done a great job at linking all your Apple devices under the same Apple ID. Therefore, you can find multiple ways to turn off “Find My iPhone” without having your phone in hand. The article below will introduce to you how to turn off “Find My iPhone” from another device or a computer.

Part 1. Can I Turn off Find My iPhone from Another Device?

The answer is YES!

If you have another Apple device, you can easily turn off “Find My iPhone” on your phone using the “Find My” app on the Apple device. Additionally, don’t get concerned if you don’t have another Apple device! You can simply log in to your iCloud account on any device and disable “Find My iPhone” there. The sections below will teach you how!

These methods below involve erasing contents on your device, so please make sure you no longer want any information on your device or back everything up before proceeding with the following steps.

Part 2. How to Turn off Find My iPhone from Another Device?

If you have another Apple device, see the steps below:

  1. Go to the “Find My” App on another Apple device.
  2. Tap the device for which you intend to turn off the “Find My iPhone” feature.
  3. Then scroll up to find “Erase This Device”. Tap it.

Do not enter a phone number or message when prompted. This feature is to help find a lost device. The erase will begin when your device is online. Once finished, you will receive a confirmation email.

  1. When the erase is complete, tap “Remove This Device” and then tap “Remove”.

    Turn off Find My iPhone from Another Device

    Turn off Find My iPhone from Another Device

Further Reading: How to Turn off Find My iPhone When Phone is Broken >

Part 3. How to Turn off Find My iPhone from A Computer?

If you don’t have another Apple device, proceed with the following steps:

  1. On your computer, go to iCloud.com and sign in to your iCloud account.
  2. Click “Find iPhone”.

    Turn off Find My iPhone in iCloud

    Turn off Find My iPhone in iCloud

  3. Click “All Devices” to see a list of all your devices associated with this iCloud account.
  4. Select the device for which you intend to turn off the “Find My iPhone” feature.
  5. Click “Erase iPhone”.
  6. When the erase is complete, click “Remove from Account”.

    Turn off “Find My iPhone” from iCloud

    Turn off “Find My iPhone” from iCloud

Do not enter a phone number or message when prompted. This feature is to help find a lost device. The erase will begin when your device is online. Once finished, you will receive a confirmation email.

Bonus Tip. How to Turn OFF Find My iPhone without Password?

If you can not turn off find my iPhone by using the methods above or you have forgotten your Apple ID password, here we recommend professional iOS devices unlock tool named AnyUnlock – iCloud Activation Unlocker. It can help you turn off Find My iPhone/iPad/iPod touch without a passwordVideo Tutorial on How to Turn Off Find My iPhone without Password:

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After that, your device will be factory reset automatically, all content and settings being erased, including iCloud Activation Lock. You can also follow the detailed steps to fix cannot turn off find my iPhone issue:

Step 1. Download AnyUnlock – iCloud Activation Unlocker and launch it on your computer > Tap on “Turn off Find My iPhone” at the left control panel > Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable > Then, click on the “Start Now” button.

How to Turn Off Find My iPhone without Password

How to Turn Off Find My iPhone without Password

Step 2. Check details of your device and read Terms of Use carefully > Click on the “Confirm” button.

Connect your Device to the Computer

Connect your Device to the Computer

Step 3. Now, you need to jailbreak your device by following the Jailbreak Tutorial. When your device is jailbroken successfully, click on the Next button to continue.

Follow the Tutorial to Jailbreak your iPhone

Follow the Tutorial to Jailbreak your iPhone

Step 4. Now, you need to confirm your iPhone’s information and the status of Jailbreak > Click on the Turn Off Now button to start turning off Find My.

Confirm the Device Information and Start Turning off Find My

Confirm the Device Information and Start Turning off Find My

Step 5. AnyUnlock is turning off Find My iPhone on your device, please wait a moment.

Turning off Find My on your iPhone

Turning off Find My on your iPhone

Step 6. Now, the Find My iPhone feature should have been turned off what you need to do is just to confirm the Find My is OFF status on your device > Click on Confirm button.

Enter the Find My iPhone Status

Enter the Find My iPhone Status

Step 7. After that, AnyUnlock will remove your “Find My iPhone” option successfully.

Turn off Find My iPhone Successfully

Turn off Find My iPhone Successfully

  1. The “Turn Off Find My iPhone” mode will not work if your device is unactivated devices(even though the activation lock has been bypassed).
  2. It currently supports iPhone 6s to iPhone X and iOS 13 ~ iOS 14.
  3. There are detailed steps of turning off Find My on your Mac.

Final Thought

Have you successfully turned off “Find My iPhone” remotely on your phone? Please comment below if you still have any problems with it. Don’t forget to turn it off next time when you send away your phone!

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