One of the major benefits of using Apple devices is a single Apple ID that connects all your devices, whether it is iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, or Mac. However, when you stop using any of these devices, it is advisable to remove that device from Find My iPhone. But before you remove, you need to add your Apple device. This tutorial explains how you can add or remove your device from Find My iPhone.
How to Add or Remove iPhone, iPad and Mac from Find My App
- How to Turn ON/Off Find My iPhone
- How to Disable Find My Mac
- How to Remove a Device from Find My iPhone on iCloud.com
How to Turn ON/Off 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.
Note: If you are using iOS 12 or earlier, open Settings → tap on your name → open iCloud.
Step #3. Next, tap on Find My.
Step #4. Now, tap on Find My iPhone.
Step #5. Now turn on the toggle next to Find My iPhone, and then tap on OK to confirm.
If you are using iOS 12 or earlier, open Settings → tap on your name → open iCloud.
How to Disable Find My Mac
Step #1. On your Mac, click on Apple () menu from the upper left corner. Next, click on System Preferences from the drop-down menu.
Step #2. Now click on Apple ID.
Step #3. Here, you will find a list of apps on your Mac using iCloud. In this list, you need click on checkbox to uncheck Find My Mac.
Step #4. Enter your Apple ID password, and click Continue.
If your Mac runs macOS 10.14 or earlier: Apple () menu → System Preferences → iCloud → Uncheck Find My Mac → Enter Apple ID Password → Continue.
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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