How To Disable Search My iPhone

The feature generically known as Find My iPhone is actually a service that allows us to locate any of our iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch) as well as any Apple Mac.

This is an important security measure that allows us to discover where our device is in the event of theft or loss. In spite of this advantage, if you want to deactivate this option, you will be able to do it in a very simple and fast way.

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Disable Search my iPhone from an iOS device

To disable the Find My iPhone from an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch) feature, follow these steps:

  • Open the Settings application on your device
  • Click on your name, located at the top of this menu
  • Select the iCloud option
  • Click on Search my iPhone
  • Disable this option by clicking on the slider you see on the screen
  • Confirm the action by entering your Apple ID password and click “Disable.

Disable Search for my iPhone from a Mac

You can also disable the Find My iPhone feature from a computer with macOS installed (MacBook, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro). To do this, simply follow the instructions below:

  • First, select the Apple menu you see in the top left corner of the menu bar
  • Go to the System Preferences panel. You can also access this panel directly from the dock on your Mac (if you have the icon anchored to it), through the Launchpad, from the Finder by entering the Applications folder, or by starting a Spotlight search.
  • Click on the iCloud option in the “System Preferences” panel.
  • Then uncheck the “Search for my Mac” box.
  • You will need to confirm this action by entering your Apple ID password.
  • Finally, click Continue.

And how do I deactivate my Apple Watch or AirPods?

This time we find ourselves in a somewhat different situation to the iOS or macOS devices.

You should know that both Apple Watch and AirPods will remain in Find My iPhone until you remove any device to which they are linked.

Therefore, if you want to remove Apple Watch or AirPods from the “Find My iPhone” feature, you will need to follow a different process than explained above:

  • First, deactivate the Apple Watch, or place the AirPods in their carrying case.
  • Access the iCloud.com web service from your browser.
  • Sign in with your Apple username and password.
  • Select the Search for my iPhone option
  • At the top of the screen, click on the downward pointing arrow next to the name of your device.
  • Now select the option All my devices
  • Now click on the disconnected device and then click on Remove from account.
  • If the “Delete from account” option does not appear, click “All devices” again and click on the Delete button next to the device in question.

Disable Search my iPhone from a different device

You can also disable the Find My iPhone feature from a different device (for example, you can disable your iPad from your iPhone). You will actually remove it from your account, but it will appear again as soon as you re-activate iCloud on your device. For that:

  • Open the Settings application on your device
  • Click on your name, located at the top of this menu.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select the device you want to remove from Find My iPhone.
  • Now scroll down and click Remove from Account.
  • Click on Delete in the pop-up window to confirm the action.

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