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How do I disable “Find My iPhone”?

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How do I disable “Find My iPhone”?


Follow the steps below to disable “Find My iPhone”.

Option 1:  My device still works

  1. Go to “Settings”, tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen. If you don’t see your Apple ID, switch to option 2.
  2. Tap “iCloud”, then “Find my iPhone”. Slide the green toggle to the left to disable “Find My iPhone”. Enter your password.
  3. You may need to enter your login or Apple ID again.
  4. Shut down your iPhone before handing it over. If you see an error go to option 2.

Option 2: My device is not working properly or won’t turn on.

  1. Shut the device down (if applicable)
  2. Log in with your Apple ID and password on a computer, tablet or other mobile device and go to
  3. Click “Find my iPhone”, then “All devices” at the top of the screen. This displays a list of all devices linked to your Apple ID.
  4. If you see a grey x alongside your damaged/defective device, click this. Confirm your choice.

If you are unable to disable “Find My iPhone”, contact AppleCare. You can call them free of charge on 0800- 0201 581 or contact them online.