How to Turn Off Find my iPhone From Computer

The Find my iPhone feature is used for locating lost devices and is automatically enabled by all iPhones running iOS 7. While the Find my iPhone service is a very helpful tool for those who have misplaced their iPhone it sometimes is a nuisance to disable. There is a setting under iCloud on the iPhone itself to turn off Find my iPhone, but there are other ways to disable the service from a computer.

One of the major reasons that a user may need to disable Find my iPhone is if they have forgotten the passcode to their iPhone. With the Find my iPhone service enabled there is no way for the user to restore their phone without first turning off Find my iPhone. Another reason that someone might need to disable Find my iPhone is if they gave the phone to a friend or relative and forgot to delete their data off it first.

By taking a few easy steps you can easily disable Find my iPhone from any computer. All that is required to disable the service is your Apple ID, and turning off the iPhone that you wish to remove from Find my iPhone.

How to Turn Off Find my iPhone

The very first step in disabling Find my iPhone is to turn Off  the device.

After the iPhone is turned off, go to iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID.

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Enter Apple ID

 

After signing in, click Find my iPhone if you are not already on that page. Once there, select All Devices. 

Click All Devices

 

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Under the All Devices tab, select the iPhone that you are planning to remove from the list. The device should appear offline, if the iPhone still appears online refresh the page and check that is the correct device you want to remove. After clicking on the iPhone from the list of devices, Click Remove From Account.

Remove From Account

Tap Remove to delete the iPhone from Find my iPhone in iCloud.

Remove iPhone

 

After the device has been removed the only your other devices that are online should appear in the Find my iPhone list, just like the image below.

Find my iPhone List

It is important to note that after removing the device from Find my iPhone you can no longer track it unless the device comes back online. By removing the device you also cannot erase the iPhone’s data, or have sounds and messages sent to it. If you have restored your iPhone from a backup there may be additional iPhone’s in the all devices list, it is safe to remove them as long as they appear offline.

19 COMMENTS

  1. yes .. i really want to restore my iphone because i have forgotten the password and my phone is a jv phone ,, i have removed it from icloud but the itunes is showing the same error to turn off find my iphone. any help???

  2. If I want to erase a phone from “find my iPhone” app, does it erase all the info I have stored on my phone itself or does it just remove it from the app itself?

  3. My device is switched off but it doesnt come up with remove from account for some silly reason can someone help

  4. omg this didnt do anything i removed it from my account and then i unlocked it and it is still on i would like to jailbreak it but i cant do so if find my ipod is still on

  5. I tried to turn it off because i was trying to restore my phone on itunes. When i pressed the button to restore iphone it told me to turn off Find My Phone… So i did using this web and it still asked me to turn off Find My Phone!

    • It also happened to me and same as what you did, I turned off “find my iphone” in my PC but still it didn’t work. But, I found new way to restore your locked/forgotten password in your iphone. I personally tried it in my iphone and it worked well.

  6. same problem too keep saying turn off find my iphone through my iphone but its so impossible
    help!!!!!!!!

  7. I just got into this situation with my test iPod Touch running a beta of iOS 9 which expired. If you do a hard reset (power+home buttons held down until reset) WHILST CONNECTED TO USB you will get prompted in iTunes to restore the device.

  8. Hello, My iPhone 5c has a water damaged screen but everything else works… Siri talks, ringer buzzes etc. But I have tried EVERYTHING does anyone have any suggestions?

  9. Removing the Find My phone from your device from cloud isnt enough to back it up from icloud or itunes. You basically need to erase your device. I erase data from my iphone from iCloud-FindMyPhone screen. Once it is erased. I went to my iTunes and the it showed up to setup as new or restore from back and I choose restore from back and it is restoring now.

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