How to Turn Off Find My iPhone without Password

One feature of Apple gadgets that makes it easy to track, erase, and sometimes retrieve them in the case of loss/theft is the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature. However, for this feature to work, the Apple user must have the ‘Find My’ feature enabled on the device. If you do not know your phone’s passcode, you won’t be able to turn off find My iPhone without password.

Now, for iPhone users who:

  • may have forgotten their phone password and need to reset the iPhone
  • purchased second-hand iPhones and did not have the Apple ID password thereby preventing a reset

… there are specific ways you can disable the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature on iPhone without passwrod, and we cover them in this article.

Part 1. What is ‘Find My iPhone’ and How It Works?

Apple released the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature in 2010 with the iOS 5. Activating this feature on the iPhone allows users to get a GPS location of the iPhone, making it easy to track anywhere. Initially, this feature was only available on iPhones, but, with the release of iOS 13, the name of the feature was changed to ‘Find My’.

With ‘Find My’, Apple product users can track all their devices, including AirPods and Apple Watches to determine their location. Here’s how you can enable the ‘Find My’ feature on your iPhone if you haven’t done so already:

Step 1: Navigate to ‘Settings’ from your Home Page.

Step 2: Tap on your ‘Apple ID.’

Tap on Apple ID on iPhone settings

Step 3: Select ‘Find My.’

Select Find My on iPhone

Step 4: Tap the ‘Find My iPhone’ option.

Tap on Find My iPhone on iPhone

Step 5: Tap the toggle to show the ‘green fill’ signifying the activation of the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature.

Turn on Find My iPhone on iPhone

Part 2. How to Turn Off ‘Find My iPhone’ without password

When you try to disable the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature on your device, the phone prompts you to provide your Apple ID password. If you do not provide it, then you cannot bypass that step.

Now, to disable the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature without the use of a password, the options listed below should help:

1. Turn Off Find My iPhone Online Using IMEIUnlockSIM (All iOS Supported)

Since the main problem preventing the disablement of ‘Find My iPhone’ is the password, you can use IMEIUnlockSIM to bypass it. The IMEIUnlockSIM online service makes it easy to remove the iCloud activation on your device, which uses the details of your Apple ID.

Here’s how to make use of IMEIUnlockSIM:

Step 1: Get IMEI Number

Option A: Dial *#06# and the 15 digits IMEI number will appear.

Get IMEI number with *#06#

Option B: Navigate to Settings App> General > Settings > About page to identify your IMEI number.

Get IMEI number from about page on iPhone

Step 2: Open up any web browser and visit the IMEIUnlockSIM.

Turn off Find My iPhone with IMEIUnlockSIM

Step 3: Scroll down on the webpage till you see the field for *Device and IMEI.

Step 4: Choose your device name and model and input your IMEI number in the respective fields and select ‘Unlock Now.’

Provide Device and IMEI number to IMEIUnlockSIM

Step 5: You will get redirected to a payment page where you need to select ‘Proceed to Checkout.’

Step 6: To confirm your order, fill in the requested details such as name, country, and email address.

Step 7: Once the payment gets confirmed, it takes 1 to 5 days to unlock the iCloud. You should get an email once your device is ready.

*The IMEIUnlockSIM method currently does not support iPhone 12 devices.

Also Read: Best iCloud Bypass Tools

2. Remove Find My iPhone without Password Using Tenorshare 4uKey (iOS 11.3 and Below)

Another way you can remove ‘Find My iPhone’ without a password requires the use of third-party App Tenorshare 4uKey. With this iPhone passcode unlocker, you can unlock your Apple ID then proceed to disable ‘Find My iPhone.’ Here’s how to do so:

Step 1: Download the Tenorshare 4uKey file on your system. Launch the tool after installation.

>> Get Tenorshare 4uKey <<

Step 2: Select the option to ‘Unlock Apple ID.’

Unlock Apple ID with 4uKey

Step 3: With your USB cable, connect your iPhone device to your computer.

Step 4: Once your device gets connected, you should see a ‘Start’ option to start the Apple ID removal process.

Start to unlock Apple ID with 4uKey

Step 5: Follow the instructions you see on-screen to reset all settings on your device.

Reset all settings on iPhone to unlock Apple ID

Step 6: Once the process ends, the Apple ID should get successfully removed alongside ‘Find My iPhone’ disabled.

N.B: The Unlock Apple ID method does not work for devices with iOS 11.3 and above.

Also Read: Tenorshare 4uKey Review

3. Free Way to Disable Find My iPhone without password (iOS 7 Only)

If you don’t fancy using the other two options above, which require paying to bypass the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature, you can try this free method. However, there is a caveat to it, which requires your iPhone software having iOS 7. Anything above iOS 7 will see the technique fail.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Go to ‘Settings’ on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap the ‘iCloud’ icon.

Disable Find My iPhone without password on iOS 7

Step 3: Scroll down, then select ‘Delete Account’ then confirm the action.

Step 4: A prompt should ask you to provide the iCloud password; bypass this by holding down the ‘Power’ button to shut down your phone.

Step 5: Power on your iPhone device and repeat steps 1 to 2.

Step 6: Select ‘Delete Account,’ thereby disabling ‘Find My iPhone.’

Bonus: How to Turn Off Find My iPhone with password

If you know your Apple ID password, then disabling ‘Find My iPhone’ should be straightforward. You can make use of any of the two methods below:

1. Disable Find My iPhone from Settings

Step 1: Navigate to ‘Settings’ from your Home Page.

Step 2: Tap on your ‘Apple ID.’

Step 3: Select ‘Find My.’

Step 4: Tap the ‘Find My iPhone’ option.

Step 5: Tap the toggle to show the ‘grey fill’ signifying the deactivation of the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature.

Disable Find My iPhone with password from settings

Step 6: Input your Apple ID password to confirm deactivation.

Input Apple ID password to disable Find My iPhone on iPhone

2. Disable Find My iPhone Using iCloud

Step 1: From a web browser, go to ‘icloud.com’ and provide your login details.

Step 2: Select the ‘Find My iPhone’ option.

Select Find My iPhone on icloud.com

Step 3: Enter your password to sign in.

Enter password to sign in iCloud

Step 4: Power off your device to prevent tracking.

Step 5: Select the ‘All Devices’ option to choose your device from the drop-down.

Select All Devices on iCloud.com

Step 6: Select ‘Remove from Account’ for the now-offline iPhone device.

Select Remove from Account to disable Find My iPhone

Conclusion

Whether you’re dealing with the case of a forgotten password or you have your password but don’t know how to turn off ‘Find My iPhone,’ the steps listed above should help you. Do you think there is a method we left out? Be sure to let us know in the comments section.

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