“Find My” is a feature on Apple devices that allows you to locate them if they get lost or stolen. While it’s certainly helpful, it can also be used to track your online activity, providing an unwanted privacy invasion. That being the case, turning it off is an important security precaution. So, how can you disable “Find My” on your laptop?
You can disable the “Find My” feature on your laptop via iCloud. Open your web browser, go to iCloud.com/find, and sign in. Click on the settings icon, go to “My Devices,” select your device and click on the “X” symbol next to it. Alternatively, you can use Tenorshare 4uKey to turn it off.
Disabling the “Find My” feature on your laptop is a fairly straightforward process you can complete in minutes. Doing so ensures that you’re the only one with access to the data on your device. Let’s get into the details and find out everything there is to know about this security feature.
How Does “Find My” Work on Apple Devices?
“Find My” is an Apple security feature that enables you to find your device if it goes missing or someone steals it. When you enable it, you can sign in to iCloud or use the “Find My” application to see the approximate location of your missing device. It also allows you to erase your device remotely or play sound to help you find the device.
“Find My” incorporates Activation Lock, a highlight that prevents anyone from using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod if lost or stolen. The Activation lock turns on automatically when you enable “Find My” on your Apple device.
With Activation Lock, your device will require your Apple ID and password before anyone can do the following:
- Turn off “Find My” on your device
- Sign out of iCloud on your device
- Wipe off and reactivate your device
Can You Access “Find My” on Non-Apple Devices?
You can access “Find My” on non-Apple devices via iCloud.com to find the location of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, MacBook, AirPods, and all other Apple products. You’ll only be able to track down your device if you had set up “Find My” previously on the device and it’s online.
How to Turn Off “Find My” on Your Laptop
Basically, you can turn off “Find My” from a laptop in two ways. They are:
Turning off “Find My” via iCloud
You can quickly disable “Find My” via iCloud with these steps:
- Open the web browser and go to iCloud.com/find.
- Sign in using your Apple ID and password.
- Click on the Settings icon.
- Go to “My Devices,” where you’ll see different device names. Select your device and click on the “X” symbol next to it.
Tip: If you’re not using a device anymore, remove it from your account so it doesn’t appear in the “My Devices” option.
Turning Off “Find My” Using Tenorshare 4uKey
Tenorshare 4uKey is an excellent tool for turning off “Find My” from a laptop. It removes Apple ID on an iOS (including iOS 15.4) device without the account password.
This iPhone unlocker comes in handy when you’ve forgotten your password or if you bought a used Apple device and the previous owner left their iCloud account signed into the device. It removes the Apple ID without requiring a password, making it easy to turn off “Find My” on the device.
Here’s how to use Tenorshare 4uKey to turn off “Find My”:
- Download and install the Tenorshare 4uKey app on your laptop. Launch the program and select “Unlock Apple ID” in the lower-left corner of the screen.
- Connect your iPhone to your laptop with a USB cable and wait for the computer to recognize your device.
- Once your device is recognized, click “Start Remove” if your iPhone runs on iOS 11.4 and later. If your iPhone is running on iOS 11.3 and earlier, follow this guide to remove the Apple ID.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to set up Screen Lock and Two-Factor Authentication on your device. Ensure you follow every step, then click on “Yes” when prompted.
- Next, you’ll need to download a firmware package for your device. Click “Download” and wait for the process to complete.
- When the download is complete, click “Start Remove,” and Tenorshare 4uKey will erase the Apple ID from your device.
- After a few minutes, your device won’t have an Apple ID. You can then restore and activate your iPhone by following the on-screen instructions.