Find my iPhone is an important feature of the Apple Eco-System. The main objective of this feature is to ensure maximum safety of your iPhone, iPad and Mac. Which is possible only if you enable Find my iPhone on them.
While Find my iPhone is turned on and you loose your iPhone (iPad or Mac, as well), you can use Find my iPhone from your other device to either track the location of your iPhone. Apart from that, there is also an option to display a Lost iPhone message on the lock screen of your iPhone. So, if someone find your iPhone, they can get in touch with you.
Otherwise, if the iPhone is lost somewhere in your room and you’re unable to find it, you can take help from Find my iPhone. There is an option to Ring Device, which plays an alert tone on your iPhone which helps you track it down.
There is also web based option to use Find my iPhone. All you need to do is log-on to iCloud.com and tap on Find my iPhone. Here you will be able to see all the devices linked to your Apple ID and the options available for each one of them.
If you’re selling your iPhone, ensure to turn Find my iPhone off and if you’re buying a second hand iPhone make sure to check if the owner has turned Find my iPhone off or not. Because if you don’t this feature can turn out to be a head ache as well, in case you buy an iPhone from someone and they forget to turn off Find my iPhone. In that case, you have a threat of someone tracking you down any point in time.
Anyway, your reason to turn Find my iPhone off can be any, we just hope it is for your good. Please note, in any case you must know the Apple ID and Password to turn off Find my iPhone. If you don’t know the Apple ID the iPhone is associated with, you in any situation cannot turn off Find my iPhone.
How to Turn-off Find my iPhone
There are two options for you to turn off Find my iPhone, either from your Device or from the iCloud.com website. We shall cover both the methods in this article.
Turn Off Find my iPhone on iPhone
In order to turn Find my iPhone off on your iPhone or iPad follow the below mentioned easy steps:
Step 1 : Go to Settings > [YOUR NAME]
Step 2 : Click on iCloud
Step 3 : Scroll down, head to Find my iPhone under Apps using iCloud
Step 4 : Click on the Green Icon
Step 5 : Enter your Apple ID password
That’s all, now Find my iPhone on your iPhone or iPad will be turned off.
Turn Off Find my iPhone on Mac
The process on Mac is pretty similar, but the steps are little different.
Step 1 : Open System Preferences
Step 2 : Click on iCloud
Step 3 : Scroll down, uncheck the Find my iPhone option
Step 4 : Enter your Apple ID password
That’s all, now Find my iPhone on your Mac will be turned off.
Turn Off Find my iPhone on iCloud.com
This process is a little lengthy but is pretty simple and easy to do.
Step 1 : Open – www.icloud.com
Step 2 : Login with your Apple ID
Step 3 : Click on Find my iPhone from the Launch Pad
Step 4 : Select the device on which you want the turn off Find my iPhone
Step 5 : Click on Remove from Account
That’s all, you have successfully turned off Find my iPhone.
Find my iPhone is an important feature if used in the right manner. It ensures maximum safety of your Apple Devices. Just in case you’re selling your iPhone, make sure to turn off Find my iPhone so the other person doesn’t fall into trouble for turning it off.