To turn off Find My iPhone feature on an iPhone, just open the iPhone and go to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone. In some cases, however, you may not be able to turn off Find My iPhone, such as when you don’t have access to your iPhone or you forgot the password for your iCloud account. In such situations, you can turn off Find My iPhone indirectly through a computer. Now, in this post we will show you two effective ways to turn off Find My iPhone from a Windows computer.
If you remember the password for your Apple ID that was using on the iPhone, you can turn off Find My iPhone remotely from iCloud.com on a Windows computer.
Step 1: Open a web browser on a Windows computer.
Step 2: Visit iCloud.com and sign in with the Apple ID and password that were using on the iPhone.
Note: If you’ve enabled two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, you have to sign in to iCloud.com on a trusted web browser. Otherwise, you can’t sign in to iCloud.com if you can’t receive verification code with your iPhone. In the event that you can’t sign in to iCloud.com, move on to the Method 2.
Step 3: After you’ve signed in, you will see a dozen of Apple services. Click Find iPhone.
Step 4: Enter the password for your Apple ID again and click Sign In to sign in to the Find My iPhone service.
Step 5: Once you’re signed in, your iPhone will be located. Click on All Devices at the top of the iCloud window and select your iPhone from the drop-down list. Now you have two options to turn off Find My iPhone.
Option 1: If the iPhone is offline or powered off, you can click the delete button next to the device name and then click Remove, so Find My iPhone will be turned off on the off-line iPhone. However, if the iPhone is online and connects to the Internet, Find My iPhone will be reactivated and the iPhone will reappear in the Devices list of Find My iPhone. To completely turn off Find My iPhone, move on to the Option 2 to completely remove the iPhone from the Find My iPhone Devices list.
Option 2: Click Erase iPhone and follow the on-screen prompts to erase alll data on the iPhone remotely. When the iPhone is erased, click Remove from Account so the iPhone will be completely removed from the Find My iPhone account. Then you can set up Find My iPhone on the device with a different iCloud account/Apple ID.
If you forget the password for your Apple ID and can’t retrieve it, iPhone doesn’t provide you official way to turn off Find My iPhone without a password. In this case, you can use a third-party tool to turn off Find My iPhone from a Windows computer. Here is how.
Step 1: Download and install iPhone Passcode Refixer on a Windows computer.
Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer with a USB cable, unlock the iPhone and make it trust this computer. Then launch iPhone Passcode Refixer and select the option Remove Apple ID.
Step 3: The software will automatically recognize your iPhone. Click on the Start button to proceed.
Step 4: Now go to your iPhone, then tap Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings to reset your iPhone.
Step 5: Once the reset is complete, iPhone Passcode Refixer running on the computer will begin to turn off Find My iPhone and also remove the Apple ID/iCloud account linked to your device.
Step 6: When the removal process is done, your iPhone has been removed from the iCloud account and can't be located and tracked via Find My iPhone. Then you can set up Find My iPhone on your iPhone with a different or new iCloud account.
Using a Windows computer to turn off Find My iPhone on your iPhone does not mean that you really switch the Find My iPhone toggle button on your device to the OFF position through the computer. Put more precisely, it means removing the iPhone from the Find My iPhone Devices list. Anyway, it’s about the same thing. The purpose is to prevent your iPhone from being located/tracked by the Find My iPhone feature in iCloud.