Turn off Find My iPhone on your device

turn off Find My iPhone

We previously showed you how to set up Find My iPhone and iPad on your devices. This guide is designed to show you how to disable this feature when needed.

The Find My feature on your iPhone or iPad is designed to let you easily find your device, it can be used to locate a wide variety of devices. This includes your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple AirTags, and also third-party devices for tracking things like your keys and other devices.

Why would I want to disable this feature?

There may be times when you want to disable the Find My feature on your device, for example if you have decided to sell your device or trade it in for a new one. You must remove Find My from the device for it to function properly in the future.

It’s also a good idea to disable this feature if you’re sending your device to Apple or a third-party repair agent for repair in case the device needs to be replaced. When you disable this feature on your iPhone or iPad, the device will be removed from your iCloud account

How do I turn off Find My iPhone or iPad?

It is easy to disable the Find My feature on your device, it can be done through the Settings menu on your iPhone, iPad, Mac and other devices.

To disable the feature on iPhone, open the Settings app on your device. Now select “Your Name” at the top of the screen.

Now scroll down until you see Find My and select that option, you will then see the status at the top, if the feature is enabled the toggle will show as on for Find My iPhone. Now click on the ‘On’ option and you will be presented with another menu with a range of options.

This includes switches for Find My iPhone, Find My Network, and Send Last Location. To completely disable Find My on your device, select the switch for Find my on the top.

You will then be prompted enter the password for your Apple ID, once this is done you can select Switch off at the top of the screen. This feature will now be disabled on your device and you can now sell it or pass it on to someone who can set it up as a new device.


This guide was written using an iPhone running iOS 16.2 at the time of writing and is designed to help you easily disable the Find My feature on your device.

We hope you find this guide helpful and if you have any comments or questions, let us know in the comments section below.

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