Losing our iPhone is the worst thing that can happen to us today, for many users, even more than the wallet, since it is not only a matter of economic value, but in recent years it has become a device that contains a lot of information about us, through the different applications that allow us to privately manage the data of our bank accounts, credit cards, passwords, identity documents ...
When the iPhone began to be a device related to the status of the people who had it, the theft of this device was a priority among friends of others, being the device that was most stolen in the United States. To prevent thieves from trading stolen devices for resale, Apple pulled the Find My iPhone feature up its sleeve, a feature that allows us to remotely deactivate our iPhone so that it can be used again unless we have the password of the account to which it is associated.
Through the Find my iPhone function, we can know at all times, which is the location of our device, including the last time you had an internet connection, an ideal function for when we have lost it or have forgotten it somewhere and the battery of it was about to run out.
But in addition, we can also send a sound to the device, an ideal function for when we have lost it at home, either between the cushions of the sofa, the camera or in any room but we cannot get hold of it. But the most important function that this function offers us is the possibility of locking the device remotely so that no one can access our terminal even if you know the unlock code for it.
The remote blocking option also allows us to show a message in the terminal once we have blocked it so that in case of real loss of the terminal, the good samaritan who found him you can contact us to return it to us.
Table of Contents
- 1 Why is it not a good idea to disable Find My iPhone
- 2 Why should I disable it?
- 3 How to disable Find My iPhone from iPhone
- 4 Disable find my iPhone if it won't turn on
- 5 Disable Find My iPhone from Windows or Mac
- 6 Disable find my iPhone to repair
- 7 Disable find my iPhone without password
- 8 Disable Find My iPhone from iCloud
Why is it not a good idea to disable Find My iPhone
Deactivating the Find my iPhone function is not recommended, except in the specific case that we are going to sell the device, we will see it in the next section. This function allows us at all times to have control over our device, control with which we can block it completely, display a message on the screen with our phone number to return it to us, delete all the content in addition to locating it, including the last location before it was left without an Internet connection.
Why should I disable it?
The only justification for deactivating search for my iPhone is solely and exclusively when we have to restore the device when we are going to proceed to sell it, so that it is no longer associated with our Apple ID. In these cases, it will be the device itself or the iTunes application that It will ask us to deactivate it if we want to restore it from scratch.
How to disable Find My iPhone from iPhone
The quickest way to disable Find My iPhone is always through the device, be it an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. To do this, we go to the Settings menu, click on our user and then click on iCloud. The next screen will show all the iCloud services that we have activated on our device. We have to go to Find my iPhone and move the switch to the left to deactivate it.
At that time the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch will ask us, yes or yes, the password of our iCloud account, without which we will never be able to deactivate the iCloud location service, so you must have the password at hand.
Disable find my iPhone if it won't turn on
If our iPhone has completely stopped working and there is no way to access it, before taking it to technical service, we must deactivate the Find my iPhone option. To be able to do it, we must access through the website icloud.com.
Once we have entered the data of our Apple ID, click on the Search option, and select the device from which we want to deactivate the Find my iPhone function. Next we go to the upper right part of the screen, where our name is shown, click on the drop-down and click iCloud Settings.
We click on the device for which we want to deactivate the Find my iPhone function and click on the x shown on the right side of it. The web will not request confirmation and that we enter the password of our device again. Once the process is complete, the Find My iPhone feature will already be disabled.
Disable Find My iPhone from Windows or Mac
Apple does not offer us any application to deactivate the Find my iPhone, iPad or iPod touch function directly from our desktop or laptop, so we have to do it through iCloud.com performing the same steps that I have shown you in the previous section.
Disable find my iPhone to repair
If our device has a problem, both external and internal, be it its screen or a component inside, the first step we must always do is deactivate the Find my iPhone function. This process is necessary and mandatory for Apple can replace any component of the product and later verify that it works once the problem has been solved. If we can access the device we proceed as in the section Deactivate my iPhone from iPhone. But if we cannot turn it on, we can do it through iCloud.com ta and as I have explained in the section Disable find my iPhone if it won't turn on.
Disable find my iPhone without password
The only way to deactivate the Find my iPhone function is with the password of our iCloud account, without which it will be impossible to do it, since it is an indispensable process to be able to complete the process. If it could be deactivated without the password of our iCloud account, the security offered by this function would not make any sense.
Disable Find My iPhone from iCloud
If we do not have our device physically at hand to be able to deactivate the Find my iPhone function, the only way to do so is through the website icloud.com, carrying out the same process that I have mentioned above in the section Disable my iPhone if it won't turn on.