Nobody knows what would happen tomorrow, do they? That’s why it always pays to take extra cautious so that if anything goes wrong, we’ll have something to fall back on.
“Find My iPhone” can prove to be a boon for your lost iDevice. From letting you track your device to erase all the content and settings remotely, this advanced device-tracking feature is designed to not only help you discover your iPhone (or other connected devices) but also shield your sensitive data.
Knowing how essential this security feature is, I’ve made a quick hands-on guide to help you add or remove your iDevice from Find My iPhone. So, follow along!
How to Add or Remove iPhone and iPad from the Find My iPhone
Sticky note: When you enable Find My iPhone on your device, the paired Apple Watch and AirPods are automatically added. And when you exclude your iOS device from this device tracking feature, they are also removed.
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, tap on the profile icon and then hit iCloud.
Step #3. Next, scroll down and tap on Find My iPhone. Finally, turn ON the switch.
Check out the option to automatically send the location of this iOS device when the battery is low. I would recommend you to turn it on as it could play a big rule in helping you find your lost device.
Going forward, your iPhone must require the password before being erased or reactivated.
Later, if you don’t want to use this security feature or have decided to sell out your device, you can easily remove it. To do so, head over to the same setting (explained above) and then turn off the switch. After that, enter your Apple ID password and hit Turn Off in the popup to confirm.
What if you no longer have the iDevice, which you had included in Find My iPhone? No problem, you can exclude it from iCloud.com as well. Read on…
How to Remove A Device from Find My iPhone on iCloud.com
Step #1. Open a web browser on your computer and head over to icloud.com.
Step #2. Now, sign in to your iCloud account.
Step #3. Next, click on Find iPhone icon.
Step #4. Next up, click on All Devices at the top center.
Step #5. Now, you should all of your devices like iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac that have been added.
Now, you need to select the offline device and hit Remove from Account.
Just in case, Remove from Account doesn’t show up, click on All Devices again and then click on the Delete button that’s next to your device.
One more thing, you can also remotely erase your iPhone to wipe out all the contents and settings. Keep in mind; an erased device will no longer be tracked.
That’s pretty much it!
Apple’s device-tracking feature has played a significant role in reducing iPhone theft. The Activation Lock ensures the device has an additional layer of safeguard and also protects the personal data from falling into the wrong hands. Let me know your valuable feedback about this security feature.
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