Find My iPhone is one of the most useful apps that helps the user locate their device if ever they misplace it or if it has been stolen. Find My feature isn’t limited to the iPhones but also works on iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, Apple Watch and even the AirPods.
With the iOS 13 update, Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps were combined into one. So, now Find My can also be used to share your location with friends and family members, as well as find them via iCloud. Using the feature, if ever your device is misplaced, you can also turn on the activation lock remotely to prevent anyone else from using the device.
However, if for some reason, you wish to deactivate the feature, we’ve put together a simple guide below to help you turn off Find My on your iPhone. The same steps will work on the iPad and iPod.
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How to turn off Find My iPhone?
To turn off Find My on your iPhone, iPad or iPod, keep your Apple ID password handy and follow the steps below.
- Go to your iPhone’s Settings and then tap on your Apple ID profile at the top.
- On the next page, tap on Find My.
- Then tap on Find My iPhone.
- On the next page, you’ll find a toggle button beside Find My iPhone at the top. Tap the toggle button.
- A pop-up will prompt you to enter the Apple ID password.
- Once done, tap on Turn Off.
This will turn off Find My on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. If you’re looking to offload your device, you should back up its data via iTunes or iCloud, so that you’re able to restore it to the new device. You should also consider wiping it off before selling or trading. Check out our guide to factory reset your iPhone here.
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