Here's a complete guide on how you can remove your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac from Find My iPhone.
There are a number of reasons why you would want to remove your iOS device or Mac from Find My iPhone. For instance, you sold off your device and don't want its remains to populate iCloud, or you lost your device for good, and are fully aware of the fact that it can't be recovered no matter what you do. In those aforementioned scenarios, removing your iOS device or Mac from Find My iPhone is the logical step to take, and we'll show you how you can do just that.
Remove iPhone, iPad, Mac From Find My iPhone
1. Open the iCloud.com website from your desktop Web browser and sign in using your account.
2. Now click on 'Find My iPhone.'
3. Click on 'All Devices' at the top and select the device you wish to remove from 'Find My iPhone.'
4. Now click on 'Remove From Account' and confirm your action.
If you are removing an iOS device from Find My iPhone, then be sure to erase the device beforehand, either physically or by using Find My iPhone, and then follow the above mentioned steps, otherwise the device will reappear in the list as soon as it connects to the Internet.
The process is extremely simple to follow, and we recommend that all users should know about it especially if they plan to sell off their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac to someone else. It's also a good practice to completely erase your device before you hand it over to someone, as tools do exist in the wild that can recover deleted photos and other data.
Find My iPhone is a very, very key feature of the whole Apple ecosystem, and allows the user to remotely locate or erase a device, if the need arises. We recommend that all users turn on Find My iPhone on their iOS devices, as it can go a long way in protecting your data and keep you safe from harm's way.
Simply navigate to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone and turn the 'Find My iPhone' toggle switch to the ON position. Also be sure to flick the 'Send Last Location' switch to the ON position as well. Follow our detailed guide posted here: How To Enable Find My iPhone On iPhone, iPad.
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