How to Add or Remove a Device from Find My App

How to Add or Remove iPhone, iPad and Mac from Find My App

Find My app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac lets you check your device’s location, put it in lost mode, erase the contents, and more. It is an essential security feature that you should use. This tutorial explains how you can add an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac to Find My app.

Also, when you stop using any of your devices, it is advisable to remove it from Find My app. This turns off the Activation Lock and ensures that the other person can use their Apple ID on it. So, take a look and learn how to add or remove a device from Find My App.

How to Add or Remove a Device from Find My App

How to Add or Remove iPhone/iPad from Find My App

Step #1. Open Settings app, tap on your name, and tap Find My.

Open Settings and Tap on Profile and Select Find My App on iPhone

Step #2. Tap Find My iPhone and turn on the toggle.

Turn ON Find My App and Enable Offline Finding on iPhone

Step #3. I would also recommend that you switch on Enable Offline Finding and Send Last Location.

Now when you open Find My app on an Apple device signed in with your Apple ID, you will see the iPhone or iPad you added using the above steps. Similarly, when you visit, sign in, and click on Find iPhone, you’ll see this iPhone, iPad, and any other device you add following the methods below.

To Remove iPhone or iPad from Find My App: Follow the above steps, and in Step #2, turn off the toggle for Find My iPhone. Enter your Apple ID password. Done!

How to Add Apple Watch and AirPods to Find My App

You do not have to take any extra or special step to add your Apple wearables to Find My service.

When you pair an Apple Watch with an iPhone that is signed in with your Apple ID, the watch is automatically added to Find My app.

Similarly, when you pair your AirPods with an iPhone that is signed in with your Apple ID, then AirPods are also added to Find My app.

Now, open Find My app on your iPhone or any Apple device signed in with your Apple ID. You will see your Apple Watch and AirPods here.

How to Remove Apple Watch and AirPods from Find My App

Step #1. Switch off your Apple Watch. For AirPods, put it in the charging case.

Step #2. Open Find My app on your iPhone or iPad. Under Devices tap on your Apple Watch or AirPods.

Open Find My App on iPhone andUnder Devices Tap on Apple Watch

Step #3. Scroll down and tap Remove This Device. Enter Apple ID password if asked. Tap Remove to confirm.

Tap on Remove This Device and Then Tap on Remove to Confirm

Step #4. Now we will unpair or forget these devices completely to prevent them from reappearing.

How to Add Your Mac to Find My App

Step #1. Click on the Apple logo () from the top right and select System Preferences.

Click on Apple Menu and Select System Preferences on Mac

Step #2. Click on Apple ID.

Click on Apple ID in System Preferences on Mac

Step #3. Now click on iCloud from left sidebar and tick the box for Find My Mac to enable it.

Click on iCloud and Enable Find My Mac

Step #4. Finally, I would recommend that you click on Options and ensure that Offline Finding is ON.

Turn ON Find My Mac and Offline Finding

Now open Find My application on this Mac or any iOS device signed in with your Apple ID. You will see this Mac in the app.

If you want to remove a Mac from Find My app, all you have to do is redo the above process, deselect Find My Mac, and enter your Apple ID.

Wrapping Up…

This is how you can add or remove Apple devices from Find My app. Please do this only when you are no longer using the device and giving it to someone else or selling it.

Also, when you completely sign out from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, from Settings or System Preferences, it turns off all the iCloud features and thus removes your device from Find My app as well.

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