How to Turn Off Find My iPhone (And When You Should Do It) If you're getting rid of an old phone, make sure to turn off Find My iPhone. We'll show you how.

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Your iPhone is a sleek convenience machine that you probably take everywhere, so it’s not surprising that you might also lose it anywhere. That’s why Apple created a feature called Find My network, which allows you to track down your missing iPhone and other devices in and out of the Apple ecosystem. If you’re prone to misplacing devices, it’s a good idea to keep the Find My iPhone setting on, but there are some cases where you’ll need to turn it off.

How to Turn Off Find My iPhone (And When You Should Do It)
                        If you're getting rid of an old phone, make sure to turn off Find My iPhone. We'll show you how.

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The most common scenario is when you’re selling, trading in or otherwise saying goodbye to an iPhone — which you might do if you’ve just gotten a new phone. Doing so removes the phone from the list of devices associated with your account and prevents new owners from being able to access information about you. 

You should also turn the feature off if you need to send your iPhone in for service, according to Apple’s support page

Fortunately, Apple makes it easy to turn off Find My iPhone. The steps vary depending on the operating system you’re using, but you only need a few steps to flip that switch. Here’s what you need to know.

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How to turn off Find My iPhone (on iOS 13 or later)

1. Open up the Settings menu.
2. Select your name at the top of the menu. Then select the Find My option.

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3. At the top of the next page, Tap Find My iPhone, and toggle the Find My iPhone setting off. You can also toggle off the Find My network, and the Send Last Location option (which automatically sends the location of your phone to Apple when the battery is critically low).

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4. Enter your Apple ID password. and select Turn Off.

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How to turn off Find My iPhone (on iOS 12 or earlier)

1. Go to the Settings menu. 

2. At the top of the menu, tap on your name. 

3. Navigate to the iCloud menu, and enter your password. 

4. Choose Turn Off to disable Find my iPhone. 

For more, check out how to download iOS 16 on your iPhone and how to make your FaceTimes more fun



Source from www.cnet.com

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