How to Add or Remove a Device from Find My App [Quick Tip]

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

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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.

Tap on Profile in iPhone Settings

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Note: If you are using iOS 12 or earlier, open Settings → tap on your name → open iCloud.

Step #3. Next, tap on Find My.

Tap on Find My in Settings App on iPhone

Step #4. Now, tap on Find My iPhone.

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Tap on Find My iPhone

Step #5. Now turn on the toggle next to Find My iPhone, and then tap on OK to confirm.

Tap on OK to Turn ON Find My iPhone on iPhone

If you are using iOS 12 or earlier, open Settings → tap on your name → open iCloud.

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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.

Click on Apple Logo and then click on System Preferences on Mac

Step #2. Now click on Apple ID.

Click on Apple ID in System Preferences on Mac

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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.

Click on Find My Mac Checkbox

Step #4. Enter your Apple ID password, and click Continue.

Enter Apple ID Password and Click on Continue to Remove Mac from Find My Mac

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If your Mac runs macOS 10.14 or earlier: Apple () menuSystem PreferencesiCloudUncheck Find My Mac → Enter Apple ID PasswordContinue.

Click on System Preference in Apple Menu on Mac

Click on iClound in Mac System Preferences

Click on Find My Mac in macOS 10.11

Click on Continue to Remove Mac from Find My Mac

What if you no longer have the iDevice, which you had included in Find My iPhone? No problem, you can exclude it from as well. Read on…

How to Remove A Device from Find My iPhone on

Step #1. Open a web browser on your computer and head over to

Step #2. Now, sign in to your iCloud account.

Sign in to iCloud Using Apple ID

Step #3. Next, click on Find iPhone icon.

Click on Find iPhone icon in iCloud

Step #4. Next up, click on All Devices at the top center.

Click on All Devices at the top center in iCloud

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.

Select Offline device in Device List Under All Devices in iCloud

Remove a Device from Find My iPhone on iCloud

Sticky Note:

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!

Wrapping Up…

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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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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