How to Turn Off Find My iPhone From Computer

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Turn Off Find My iPhone From Computer

Find My iPhone is a useful feature that helps you locate your lost or stolen iPhone. However, there may be situations where you need to turn it off, such as when you’re selling your device or getting it repaired. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of turning off Find My iPhone from your computer.

Step 1: Open

To begin, open a web browser on your computer and navigate to Sign in using your Apple ID and password.

Step 2: Access Find My iPhone

Once you are signed in, you will be taken to the iCloud homepage. Locate and click on the “Find iPhone” icon. It typically looks like a radar with a dot in the center.

Step 3: Select Your Device

In the top center of the screen, you will see a dropdown menu labeled “All Devices.” Click on it and select the device for which you want to turn off Find My iPhone.

Step 4: Turn Off Find My iPhone

After selecting your device, a window will appear showing its location on a map. Look for the “Actions” button in the bottom right corner of the window and click on it.

A menu will appear with several options. Select “Erase iPhone” if you want to completely wipe your device remotely along with turning off Find My iPhone. Otherwise, choose “Remove from Account” to only disable Find My iPhone while keeping your data intact.

Step 5: Confirm Your Decision

If you selected “Erase iPhone,” a pop-up window will ask for your confirmation. Read the warning message carefully as this action cannot be undone. If you are certain, click “Erase” and enter your Apple ID password when prompted.

If you chose “Remove from Account,” a confirmation prompt will appear asking if you want to remove the device from your account. Click “Remove” to proceed.

Step 6: Verify Find My iPhone Status

To ensure that Find My iPhone has been successfully turned off, go back to the iCloud homepage by clicking on the iCloud logo in the top left corner of the screen.

From there, select “Settings” and scroll down to find your device listed under “My Devices.” If Find My iPhone is no longer enabled, it means you have successfully turned it off from your computer.


Turning off Find My iPhone from your computer is a straightforward process that ensures the privacy and security of your device. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily disable Find My iPhone and proceed with selling or repairing your device without any complications.

Remember to only turn off Find My iPhone if necessary and always exercise caution while performing any actions that may affect your device’s data or security.

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