How to Disable Find My iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Do you want to disable Find My iPhone but don’t know how? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of disabling Find My iPhone step by step. So, let’s get started!

What is Find My iPhone?

Find My iPhone is a built-in feature on Apple devices that allows you to locate your lost or stolen iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch. It uses the device’s GPS and internet connection to track its location.

Why would you want to disable Find My iPhone?

There could be several reasons why you would want to disable Find My iPhone:

  • Selling or giving away your device: Before selling or giving away your device, it is recommended to disable Find My iPhone so that the new owner can set it up with their own Apple ID.
  • Troubleshooting: In some cases, disabling Find My iPhone may be necessary for troubleshooting purposes.

Step-by-Step Guide to Disable Find My iPhone

Step 1: Launch Settings

To begin, unlock your device and find the Settings app on your home screen. Tap on it to open the Settings menu.

Step 2: Locate Your Apple ID

In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on your Name/Apple ID. This should be located near the top of the screen.

Step 3: Access iCloud Settings

In your Apple ID settings, look for iCloud. Tap on it to access your iCloud settings.

Step 4: Find Find My iPhone

Scroll down in the iCloud settings until you find Find My iPhone. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 5: Disable Find My iPhone

In the Find My iPhone settings, you will see a toggle switch labeled Find My iPhone. By default, it should be turned on.

To disable it, simply tap on the toggle switch to turn it off. You may be prompted to enter your Apple ID password to confirm the action.

Step 6: Enter Apple ID Password

If prompted, enter your Apple ID password and tap on Turn Off.

Step 7: Confirmation

You will now see a confirmation screen indicating that Find My iPhone has been successfully disabled.


Congratulations! You have successfully disabled Find My iPhone on your device.

Whether you’re selling your device or troubleshooting an issue, knowing how to disable this feature is essential. Remember, if you want to enable Find My iPhone again in the future, simply follow the same steps and toggle the switch back on.

We hope this tutorial was helpful for you. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out!

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