How to Turn Off Find My iPhone on iCloud or from Another Device

In the article below, you will learn everything you need to know about turning off “Find My iPhone” remotely.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Aug. 18, 2021

“Find My iPhone” is a very useful feature that Apple implements to help you locate your device. However, there are certain cases when you may want to turn off “Find My iPhone”. For example, when you send your device for repair, you need to deactivate this feature so that the “Activation Lock” is turned off and the technician can reset your device.

However, what if you forget to turn it off before sending it to the repair shop? Can you turn off Find My iPhone remotely?

The answer is YES. Without your iPhone in your hand, you can either turn off “Find My iPhone” on iCloud or from another device. Read the article below to find out how!

Part 1. Does Signing out of iCloud Turn Off Find My iPhone?

If you have already signed out of iCloud on your iPhone before sending it away, you don’t need to worry about turning off “Find My iPhone” on your device. Signing out of iCloud on an iPhone automatically turns off all iCloud features on that device, including “Find My iPhone”.

Here’s how to sign out of iCloud on your iPhone:

  1. Go to “Settings” and tap your name.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and tap “Sign Out”.
  3. When prompted, enter your Apple ID password and then tap “Turn Off”. With this step, your “Find My iPhone” will be turned off on your device and you will receive a notification in the inbox of your Apple ID email address.
  1. Then, a new window will pop up asking whether you want to keep a copy of your data on this iPhone. Toggle on those options of which you choose to keep a copy. Any other data or documents in the iCloud drive for which you don’t toggle on will be removed from this iPhone. They will still be available in your iCloud.
  1. Tap “Sign Out” to turn off iCloud on your iPhone and then tap “Sign Out” again to confirm this action.

    Sign out of iCloud on Your iPhone

    Sign out of iCloud on Your iPhone

Now the iCloud is signed out on your iPhone and the Find My iPhone feature is disabled as well.

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Part 2. How to Turn off Find My iPhone Remotely?

There are two ways to turn off “Find My iPhone” remotely: on iCloud or from another device. Now, let’s see how to turn off this feature without your device in hand.

These methods 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.

Method 1. How to Turn Off Find My iPhone Remotely on iCloud?

  1. Sign in to your iCloud account at iCloud.com.
  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”. 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.

    Turn off “Find My iPhone” from iCloud

    Turn off “Find My iPhone” from iCloud

  1. When the erase is complete, click “Remove from Account”. Now, the Find My iPhone feature is turned off on your device.

Method 2. How to Turn Off Find My iPhone Remotely From Another Device?

  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.
  4. 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

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

If you have your iPhone beside you or 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 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.

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The Bottom Line

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