Find My iPhone is a useful tracking app on iPhone that is enabled by default on iOS 9 and above. Sometimes you might want to disable this feature for some reason, for example, when you want to restore or sell your iPhone. Turning off Find My iPhone on your iPhone is straightforward if you know the iCloud password. However, if you don’t know (or forgot) the password, how do you turn off Find My iPhone without an iCloud password? Now this post will focus on this problem and provide effective solutions.
- Way 1: Turn off Find My iPhone by resetting your password
- Way 2: Turn off Find My iPhone without password by removing iCloud account
- Way 3: Turn off Find My iPhone remotely from another device
Way 1: Turn off Find My iPhone by resetting your iCloud password
If you can’t turn off Find My iPhone because you forgot the iCloud password, the best solution is, of course, to reset your password. Apple provides you several different ways to reset Apple ID password. If you’ve turned on two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, you can simply reset your iCloud password on your iPhone. Steps are as follows.
Step 1: Unlock your iPhone, then go to Settings > iCloud, and tap on your iCloud account.
Step 2: On the Apple ID page, tap Password & Security > Change password, then enter your new password and tap Change.
Step 3: After your password has been changed, enter your new password to sign in.
Step 4: Now you can turn off Find My iPhone on your device with your new iCloud password.
Way 2: Turn off Find My iPhone without password by removing iCloud account
If you can’t reset your password, Apple won’t provide you official way to turn off Find My iPhone without an iCloud password. In this case, the only solution is to remove the iCloud account tied to the iPhone to deactivate Find My iPhone. To remove or sign out of iCloud account on iPhone without knowing the Apple ID password, the best way is to use a third-party tool, such as iPhone Passcode Refixer. Follow the below steps.
Step 1: Download and install iPhone Passcode Refixer on a Windows computer.
Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer and if it asks if you want to trust this computer, tap Trust so that the computer can access the iPhone.
Step 3: Launch iPhone Passcode Refixer and select the option Remove Apple ID.
Step 4: The software will automatically recognize the iPhone. Click Start to proceed.
Step 5: Now you are required to reset the iPhone. Go to your iPhone and tap Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings, as the software’s interface prompts, to reset the iPhone.
Step 6: When the iPhone is reset and restarted, the software will remove the Apple ID/iCloud account from the iPhone quickly. You will not be required to enter any password during the removal process. When the removal is complete, Find My iPhone has been disabled on the iPhone.
Way 3: Turn off Find My iPhone remotely from another device
If your iPhone is linked to another person’s (such as your ex-boyfriend or previous owner) Apple ID and he doesn’t want to tell you the password, you will want to know how to turn off Find My iPhone without a password so you can’t be located or tracked. In such conditions, you can contact the owner of the Apple ID, then ask him to take the following steps to turn off your Find My iPhone remotely from his device.
Step 1: Unlock his iPhone and open the Find iPhone app from the Home screen.
Step 2: Sign in Find My iPhone with his Apple ID and password. The Apple ID should be the same as the one that used on your iPhone.
Step 3: After he locates your iPhone using his Find My iPhone app, your device will be listed in his devices list. Tap on your device name to select it, then tap Erase iPhone and follow the on-screen prompts to erase your iPhone.
Step 4: After your iPhone is erased, your Find My iPhone is turned off. Ask him to tap Remove from Account from his device, so your iPhone will be completely removed from his Find My iPhone account and you can use your own Apple ID and password to set up your iPhone.