Cannot turn off Find My on iPad or iPhone

Mobile And Tablet Issues

Struggling to turn off Find My on your iPad or iPhone? Let’s explore some possible solutions.

Check if your iCloud account is still logged in on the iPad and disable Find My iPad from there.

Enable Location Services and Disable Lock Code

To enable Location Services and disable the Lock Code on your iPad or iPhone, you will need to go into your device’s settings. First, open the Settings app on your device.

Once in the Settings app, tap on “Privacy” and then “Location Services.” Here, you can enable Location Services by toggling the switch to the on position.

Next, navigate back to the main Settings menu and tap on “Touch ID & Passcode” or “Face ID & Passcode” depending on your device. Enter your passcode when prompted.

Scroll down to the “Allow Access When Locked” section and toggle off any apps that you do not want to be accessible when your device is locked.

If you want to completely disable the Lock Code, go back to the main Settings menu and tap on “Touch ID & Passcode” or “Face ID & Passcode.” Enter your passcode when prompted.

Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap on “Turn Passcode Off.” You will be prompted to enter your Apple ID password to confirm this change.

Restore Your Device in Recovery Mode

If you’re unable to turn off Find My on your iPad or iPhone and need to restore your device, you can do so using Recovery Mode. First, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer.

To begin, connect your device to your computer using a USB cable. Then, force restart your device. The steps to force restart differ depending on the model of your device, so be sure to look up the specific instructions for your device.

Once your device is in recovery mode, you can restore it using iTunes. Open iTunes on your computer, and you should see a prompt to restore or update your device. Select the option to restore your device.

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the restoration process. This will erase all the data on your device, so make sure you have a recent backup to restore from.

After the restoration is complete, you can set up your device as new or restore it from a backup. If you choose to restore from a backup, make sure to select a backup that was made before you encountered the issue with Find My.

Once your device is set up, you can go to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > Find My and turn it off using your Apple ID and password.

Remove Your Device from iCloud and Associated Accounts

Steps to Remove Device from iCloud
1. Go to Settings on your iPad or iPhone
2. Tap on your name at the top of the Settings menu
3. Scroll down and tap on “Sign Out”
4. Enter your Apple ID password when prompted
5. Tap “Turn Off” to disable Find My iPhone or Find My iPad
6. Tap “Sign Out” to confirm and remove your device from iCloud

Addressing Issues with Default Apps and Apple ID

  • Sign out of iCloud and Apple ID:
    • Open Settings on your device
    • Tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen
    • Scroll down and tap on Sign Out
    • Enter your Apple ID password and tap on Turn Off
  • Reset all settings:
    • Open Settings on your device
    • Go to General
    • Scroll down and tap on Reset
    • Choose Reset All Settings
  • Update iOS:
    • Open Settings on your device
    • Go to General
    • Tap on Software Update
    • If an update is available, tap on Download and Install
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