Find my phone Apples pride. Find My Device is a useful inbuilt feature available on iOS and macOS. It helps you to easily track, and lock your misplaced or stolen iPhone via the internet.
It a very fascinating feature that runs by default in the background of your iPhone.
Find my device is a very useful tool in an event of stolen or missing phone. You might be wondering why someone will want to off such an important phone tracking tool.
However, if you planning on taking your phone to the repairs, or you want to sell it off, it becomes very vital to disable the find my iPhone feature.
No that you know why you need to turn off the find my phone, you may be wondering “how can I disable turn my device’’
Never mind, because in this post, I will show you exactly how to turn off the find my phone, before selling it off.
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USES OF FIND MY DEVICE / FIND MY PHONE
The Google find my phone feature is a very useful feature not just in tracking a stolen or missing iPhone on a map, but it is also used to lock the phone, wipe out all its content remotely, or even to send a message to it.
You can also use it to track and share your location in the event of kidnap or danger.
With the aid of find my phone, the person who found the phone can also return it to the owner.
However if you are taking your iPhone to the repairs, it is important to disable the find my iPhone feature.
WHY YOU NEED TO TURN OFF FIND MY DEVICE
In as much as we know that find my phone is a very useful feature in preventing phone theft, there are a few reasons one may need to disable Find My phone
• When you want restore your phone to factory settings, or when taking it to the repairs.
• When you want to prevent friends or family members who may have your Apple ID and password from tracking you through the Find my location or Find My app on iCloud.
• You may need to cancel finding my phone, if you want to sell your iPhone, or give it away.
• You may also need to disable this useful feature, if you just acquired a fairly used iPhone. In this case you need to contact the first owner, to turn off the find my device feature.
HOW TO DISABLE FIND MY iPHONE
To turn off Find My iPhone, an active internet connection is a must one you are connected, you will need your Appe ID from your Home screen, click on the settings icon, or you go to the App Library, on the left side.
But to turn it off, you have to head to a different place:
Go to Settings menu on your iPhone, and tap on it.
Scroll to the Apple ID with your name, and tap on it.
Locate the Find My, and click on the Find My iPhone/iPad. Then turn the slider to turn it off to disable.
HOW TO DISABLE FIND MY PHONE ON ANDROID/ TURN OFF LOCATION TRACKING ON YOUR ANDROID DEVICE
There are two ways to turn off location on Android: either through quick settings or from settings.
HOW TO DISABLE FIND MY PHONE ON ANDROID VIA QUICK SETTINGS
The former is the fastest and most convenient, but depending on which version of Google’s OS you have, it may not be available.
To check if is available for on your phone, open quick settings by swiping the notification bar twice.
A center with several parameters opens, allowing you to manage several options, such as Wi-Fi connections, Bluetooth and above all: Location. If the icon is highlighted, this localization is activated. Click on it to turn it off.
If you want to reactivate it to take advantage of the GPS guidance, for example, you just have to click on the icon again.
HOW TO DISABLE FIND MY PHONE ON ANDROID VIA SETTINGS
If you don’t have a control center or an icon for Location, you can always turn it off from Settings.
Open your Android Settings and find the Security and location category.
Once in this menu, Click on the “Security and location” button.
Then scroll or navigate to the “Find My Device” and click on it.
Then turn off the toggle, this will disable Find My Device Thus, you will no longer be able to be traced as effectively by Google and other web giants.
Note, however, that this will not completely prevent them from having access to your location.
To go further, be aware that some applications such as weather or Maps bypass the disabled location to still know our location thanks to the Activity option on the web and applications.
Disabling find my phone and its location history prevents Google from saving your location, but it does not prevent it from knowing where you are through other means.
Fortunately, it’s easy to turn off in your Google Count settings.