Before the Find My iPhone feature was introduced, Apple users had a difficult time locating lost or stolen devices. Apple introduced this ingenious feature in 2010 with iOS 5, and it would allow users to pinpoint the location of their devices on a virtual map.
Later, Apple introduced Activation Lock in 2013, and it shipped with iOS 7. The feature introduced a lock feature that required users to log in to their devices with a linked Apple ID and password.
Discover the right way on how to turn off Find My iPhone from another device if you have a password or not.
When to Turn Off Find My iPhone
The Benefits of Turning on FMI
One of the first things you are advised to do when you purchase a new Apple device is setting up the Find My iPhone feature. It’s rather impossible to predict the set of circumstances that may cause you to lose or misplace your device. In fact, with the latest iPhone versions, the Find My feature is turned on automatically.
Users can track down their iDevices by logging into their iCloud accounts. Turning on FMI also enables Activation Lock that stops a person from accessing the phone’s features or user data without supplying the right Apple ID credentials.
Why to Turn Off FMI from Another Device
It's very common to find many second-hand buyers with locked iPhones. This does not necessarily mean that they are in possession of stolen or misplaced devices. There is a general confusion that all you need to do to remove the Find My iPhone feature is to erase all settings and content.
In reality, if you don't sign out of your iCloud account before factory resetting a device, the activation lock remains in place. Now the reason to turn off FMI from another device is if you have a locked device and the seller or the person who gifted you the phone is willing to remove it remotely.
How to Turn Off Find My iPhone from Another Device (Password Needed)
For this method to work, you will need the Apple ID (email address) and the password used to configure the device.
1 Use Another Android, Apple Device, or Windows Computer
By visiting icloud.com, you can log in to your account using your Apple ID and access various online services such as cloud storage or the Find My app. You don't need to perform this operation using an Apple device. Just use any browser to login to your account, regardless if it’s on a Windows computer or Android phone.
Steps to Remove Find My Feature via iCloud
Step 1. Go to iCloud.com and sign in.
Step 2. Choose Find iPhone. On the home screen, you'll see a list of applications associated with the account, such as Mail, Photos, Find iPhone, Notes, etc.
Step 3. View All Devices: the next page will display a virtual map showing the locations of devices linked to that account. Select All Devices to find the device you wish to remove.
Step 4. Erase the Device: once you select a device, you should get a pop-up content box with options such as Play Sound, Lost Mode, Erase iPhone, or Remove from Account. If you wish, you can first erase the device before removing it from the account.
Step 5. Restart the device: after removing the device, the user should just restart the device, and they can set it up for the first time.
2 Use Find My App on Mac Computer or Another Apple
An alternative way of accessing your settings is to use the Find My app, which is included in devices running IOS 13 or later versions or macOS Mojave. Apple has combined the Find My iPhone app and Find My Friends app in their latest OS release.
On an iPad, iPod, or iPod Touch that has the Find My app, just follow the steps.
Step 1. On the home screen, look for the Find My icon and launch the app.
Step 2. You'll see three tabs: People, Devices, and Me (profile settings).
Step 3. If you're signed in with the same Apple ID on the second devices, select Devices, and you should see all the devices associated with that particular account.
Step 4. Select a device and swipe up to see all the options such as Play sound, Directions, Mark as Lost, or Erase this device.
On a Mac computer, you can also access the Find My app without visiting icloud.com. Once you launch it, the instructions are pretty similar to using the Find My app on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
How to Turn Off Find My iPhone from Another Device (No Password)
Are you unfortunate not to have access to the original owner? It means that you may not get the original Apple ID and password to remove the Find My feature and Activation lock. But there are other options to try.
1 WooTechy iSalvor Bypass Tool
WooTechy iSalvor offers an alternative method of turning off Find My [device] on an iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad device using your computer. The program works by jailbreaking the device in order to accomplish a successful unlock of Apple ID. It offers easy-to-follow instructions for all levels. With a few clicks, Find My iPhone can be quickly turned off.
Great Features of WooTechy iSalvor
Instantly turn off Find My iPhone without entering Apple ID or any password.
Support virtually most iPhone models including iOS 14.
Use a new Apple ID to login in your account and access full features after unlocking.
Won’t be tracked by the previous owner any more.
Allows users to bypass Find My iPhone activation lock with no password.
Steps to use Wootechy iSalvor to turn off Find My iPhone
Step 1. Download the program and launch it after the installation. Before clicking the Turn Off FMI (Ensure that your phone has enough power).
Step 2. You will be prompted to connect your iOS device to the computer via a USB cable. Once the software recognizes the device, you can move on to the next step.
Step 3. Follow the instructions for Mac or Windows versions of the software to successfully jailbreak your device. For iPhone 6-X, follow the instructions onscreen to start jailbreaking. For iPhone XR-11 Pro Max, follow the Jailbreak Tutorial to jailbreak your device.
Step 4. After a successful jailbreak, the software will start to turn off Find My iPhone on your device. Next, enter On or Off in the field according to the instruction. Tap Confirm to continue.
Finally, iSalvor will start to remove the previous Apple ID. After a few seconds, Apple ID will be erased completely. You can reset your iPhone and use your iPhone as a new one.
Watch the video tutorial to learn how to turn off find my iPhone from another Windows computer.
Does it iSalvor work?
iSalvor has been proven to work numerous times before, but it has its limitations. You will not have the ability to access certain phone functions, such as phone calls, cellular data, or iCloud services. If you erase all content and settings or restart the device, the activation lock screen may reappear. But you can use the software again if you have the license.
2 DoulCi iCloud Removal Tool
DoulCi provided a means for removing the iCloud activation lock for free. It relied on a security flaw that has been since patched by Apple. This method worked on devices running iOS 7.1.2 and earlier versions.
The project was, unfortunately, abandoned in 2014 since it could not take advantage of any new vulnerabilities. However, scammers have taken to using the doulCi name to con users out of their money, and the original team has made this clear on their website.
Features of DoulCi iCloud Removal Tool
It could be used on Windows, Linux on Mac.
Supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices.
Allowed users to simulate Apple activation servers on their computers.
Was free for use with no license.
At the present moment, it's not advisable to use any services that use the “Doulci” name. You may get scammed or have your details stolen.
What Will Happen After You Turn Off Find My iPhone from Another Device
Turning off Find My iPhone means losing the ability to track a lost or stolen device. Similarly, if you misplace the device around your home and want to locate it, you can’t use the “Play Sound” feature.
If the Find My iPhone feature is turned off and your device falls into the wrong hands, they may as well register a new Apple ID and associate the device with their account. There's no way of stopping them from accessing your user details, especially if you don't have any home screen password protection. Considering all these scenarios, Apple recommends keeping the Find My feature on at all times.
We have covered how to turn off find my iPhone from another device. But if you don't have the password, it will be impossible to pull this off. The alternative way to get the device working again is to use WooTechy iSalvor. The software was developed by a team of software engineers and programmers to deliver the best value to users. As of now, it's one of the few tools that has credible unlocking results.