Tips to Turn Off Find My iPhone Remotely from iCloud

Before you dispose or sell your old iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, the Find My iPhone feature, which works in synchronization with Activation Lock (an anti–theft system) used by Apple, needs to be turned off from your iCloud account. This synchronization will work when you don’t remember your passcode to open your device, if you want to restore an old backup from iTunes, or if you want the Activation Lock removed from iCloud devices’ list.

It is very easy to disable Find My iPhone feature by simply doing some changes in the Settings. There are two ways to do that first go Settings > Find My iPhone and turn it off. The second way is to quit your iCloud account.

But in case you don’t remember the passcode of iPhone or you can’t restore from an old backup of iTunes, what will you do? Fortunately, there is a method available to deactivate Find My iPhone remotely from computer or other iOS devices. Here is how to do

Tips to Turn Off Find My iPhone Remotely from iCloud

  • Switch off the device. The iDevice must be offline if you want the process to be complete. If it’s now with somebody else apart from you, ask them to switch it off.
  • Go to iCloud.com on the web browser of your computer and use Apple ID to sign in.
  • Click the “Find iPhone” icon from after signing into the account.
  • On the top of the page, choose “All Devices” and then the device on which Find My iPhone should be disabled. Here, there will be some options for you.

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First Option: Erase iPhone

If you gave iDevice to someone, use “Erase iPhone” from the window showing. It will remove the Activation Lock and Find My iPhone.

You can also select “Erase iPhone” in case your passcode was lost; or you cannot access with iTunes to restore or factory reset your device. Just follow the instructions appearing to go through the process.

Second Option: Wipe From Account

If your iPhone is with someone else, you can choose “Remove from Account”. This will remove the device from your iCloud devices’ list. Just click on “X” icon next to the device name in “All Devices” tab.

Then, select “Remove” to confirm all. Now another user can activate your device. Removing it won’t affect anything if the device is with you, as it shows in Find My iPhone just when having an internet connection.

Alternative Solution: From Some Other iDevices

If you own multiple iDevices, you can use the Find My iPhone app to disable Find My iPhone remotely. Once downloaded, launch the app, sign in your Apple account, choose offline device, then select “Remove” or “Erase iPhone” (depending on you), and follow instructions.