How to Turn Off Find My iPhone from iCloud/iPhone

Last Updated: October 19th, 2023By Categories: Unlock Apple Device

Find My iPhone, the solid security feature of iPhones, is a thing that we need to deal with when we’re about to give away or sell an iPhone.

Signing out the Find My iPhone from an Apple handset is a necessary step to factory reset an iPhone for privacy reasons. After typing in the iCloud password to turn off Find My iPhone, run a factory reset to clear all data, and this iPhone is good to go. You’re free to give it to anybody or trade it without the concern of privacy leaks.

As you may see, it needs the iCloud password to be turned off. So, if you have forgotten the password or this is a secondhand iPhone that you buy with Find My iPhone activated, it can be nearly impossible to remove the Find My iPhone. Don’t worry, we have methods to get rid of it even without the password.

Read on and let’s learn how to remove the Find My iPhone from your iPhone with or without an iCloud password.

How to Turn Off Find My iPhone

Part 1: How to Turn Off Find My iPhone With iCloud Password

It’s just an easy peasy when you have the iCloud password to the associated iCloud account on this iPhone. You can do it via the Settings app or from iCloud.com.

If the iPhone is just by your side, the Settings app will be the quickest run-through. But if you’ve already given the iPhone to someone else, iCloud.com helps you remove the Find My iPhone remotely. You don’t need to tell the person your iCloud password at all. Keep reading!

Method 1: How to Sign Out Find My iPhone from iPhone

On the target iPhone, launch the Settings app. Tap on your Apple ID to remove the Find My iPhone.

On your Apple ID management screen, proceed by hitting Find My and Find My iPhone again. Enter your iCloud password to turn it off.

How to Turn Off Find My iPhone

Tip:

If this iPhone is about to be given away, you can sign out of Find My iPhone and reset the iPhone at the same time. Follow this path:

Settings – GeneralTransfer or Reset iPhoneErase All Content and Settings. There, iPhone will prompt you to enter the iCloud password to sign out the Find My iPhone.

After the entry, your iPhone will be erased in minutes and the Find My iPhone is surely be turned off.

Method 2: How to Sign Out Find My iPhone from iCloud

If the target iPhone is not around, don’t worry, we have this access on iCloud Web to remove the Find My iPhone.

First of all, sign in to your iCloud account on iCloud Find My iPhone and complete the verification.

Two Factory Authentification iCloud Login

Tip:

If you have switched from an iPhone to an Android handset, you can get a verification code via the phone number. Click on the Didn’t get a code option on the login page to receive the digits via a phone number.

After the login, on the digital map, navigate to the target iPhone. On the floating panel, choose to Remove from Account.

Remove Apple Device from Apple Account

And there you have it. The Find My iPhone is now removed from the iPhone. You can reset this iPhone now.

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Part 2: How to Turn Off Find My iPhone without iCloud Password

To turn off Find My iPhone without the iCloud password is a huge challenge. Luckily, we can manage to achieve that with a third-party Apple ID unlocker program.

But officially, Apple Inc does not encourage owners to do it as they claim such action is risky. For those who forget their iCloud password, Apple Inc provides access to change the password without the old one. iPhone users can skip the forgotten numbers and use the new ones to sign out the Find My iPhone, which is safer.

However, for those who have bought a secondhand iPhone, there’ll be no access to change the password. The only solution is to use a third-party unlocker.

So, depending on the struggle you’re in, you have two options:

  • Recover the iCloud password to sign out of the Find My iPhone
  • Apple to third-party Apple ID unlocker to remove the Find My iPhone.

Let’s see how to achieve them relatively.

Method 1: Turn Off Find My iPhone by Recovering iCloud Password

When you still have the iPhone, you can change the iCloud password easily by accessing the Settings app.

Follow this:

SettingsApple IDPassword & SecurityChange Password.

Change Apple ID Password

Enter the screen passcode of this iPhone to verify yourself. Then, you can enter the new password twice. Hit Change to complete.

Note:
If the iPhone is in someone else’s hands now, you can change the password on Apple.com. Just prepare a trusted phone number or email.

Method 2: Remove Find My iPhone with 4uKey Apple ID Unlocker

No iCloud password, no trusted phone number or email, and no help from the previous owner, a third-party Apple ID unlocker will be your only solution. Try 4uKey to remove the Find My iPhone from your device.

Unlock Apple ID Successfully

4uKey is exactly the tool that gets you out of the embarrassment. Within minutes, it can disable the Find My iPhone from your iPhone without the iCloud password.

Besides the Find My iPhone removal, 4uKey will also help you delete the Apple ID that you don’t have a password. After the efforts of this unlocker app, you can sign in to a new Apple ID on this iPhone and enjoy the Apple services completely.

Also, the steps of signing out of the Find My iPhone with 4uKey are easy. All you need is to make a few clicks on the program and enter the screen lock passcode on your iPhone. Indeed! This program doesn’t need your iCloud password, but you need to have the screen lock passcode.

Now, download the program on your computer, and let’s up for the removal.

4uKey iPhone Unlocker

1-Click iPhone Unlocker

Remove Lock screen, Apple ID, and MDM restrictions in one tool

  • Fix locked, disabled, unavailable iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
  • Remove Apple ID/iCloud account without password
  • Bypass Mobile Device Management (MDM) with clicks

*Compatible with iOS 16 & iPadOS 16

Step 1:

Launch 4uKey on your Windows or Mac machines and click on the Remove Apple ID option.

4uKey iOS Unlocker Interface

Connect your Apple device to the computer via a USB cable as suggested.

After this connection, simply click Start Remove on the program. Then, depending on the iOS version of this iPhone, we have two ways to remove the Find My iPhone and Apple ID.

Start To Remove Apple ID

Scenario 1: When The iPhone Runs on iOS 11.4 and Below

Except for the clicks on 4uKey, you need to reset the settings on the target iPhone too.

  • Follow this path: SettingsGeneralResetReset All Settings. Enter the passcode to confirm.

When the reset on your iPhone is ongoing, 4uKey will do its work at the same time. In just a few minutes, the Find My iPhone will be turned off on your iPhone.

Scenario 2: When The iPhone Runs on iOS 12 to 16

4uKey will ask you if there’s a passcode on this iPhone. Click Yes to proceed.

  • If there isn’t one, go to Settings – Face ID & Password on this iPhone to add the digits.

4uKey Unlock Apple ID

It will ask you another thing: is the Two-Factor Authentication enabled?

  • By default, this is always on for all iPhones. If you’re not sure, go to Settings – Apple ID – Password & Security to find out. When it’s off, turn it on.

4uKey Unlock Apple ID

Click Yes to proceed.

Step 2:

Next, you need to download the related firmware for the removal. Click Download to start the loading. As it’s loaded, click Start Remove on the interface to let 4uKey turn off the Find My iPhone.

4uKey iOS Unlocker start to Download

Note that 4uKey is actually conducting a factory reset on your iPhone to erase all data and settings on this device.

Step 3:

When it’s done, launch your iPhone and set it up like a new iPhone. During the setup, you may be paused by an Activation Lock screen that asks for your Apple ID and password. Don’t worry, we can bypass it via the Unlock with Passcode option below. Then, enter the previous screen lock passcode of this iPhone to disable this lock screen.

Set Up iPhone After Removing Apple ID

Finish the setup afterward. Lastly, when you get into the iPhone, there will be no previous Apple ID. And surely, the Find My iPhone is completely turned off. You can now sign in to your own Apple ID on the Settings app and download items from App Store freely.

4uKey iPhone Unlocker

1-Click iPhone Unlocker

Remove Lock screen, Apple ID, and MDM restrictions in one tool

  • Fix locked, disabled, unavailable iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
  • Remove Apple ID/iCloud account without password
  • Bypass Mobile Device Management (MDM) with clicks

*Compatible with iOS 16 & iPadOS 16

FAQs

There’re posts teaching iPhone/iPad users to bypass the Activation Lock by changing the DNS settings.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t work in most cases. And we haven’t found any solid proof or case for this method. But of course, as a free method, it is worth a try.

Nope, the Activation lock on iPhone or iPad will not be removed when you jailbreak it. Jailbreak itself is incapable of doing so. You need to apply extra tools to remove the lock.

A factory reset for iPhone varies based on the tool that we use to reset the iPhone.

If we do a factory reset to iPhone with Find My iPhone’s Erase This iPhone feature, yes, the factory reset will be disabled. This is the same when we reset iPhones with the Settings app.

But if we connect the iPhone to iTunes with Recovery mode and do a factory reset there, the Activation lock will be turned on.

I‘m afraid not. You need either the password of the target Apple account or the solid proof of purchase like a receipt. Otherwise, you can’t prove yourself as the legit owner of this iPhone. When this is a secondhand iPhone, ask the previous owner for the exact proof of evidence.

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