Find My iPhone is a great feature by Apple that allows you to find your device, erase it, or lock it if it is stolen or lost. The feature may already be enabled on your iDevice. Disabling it requires you to provide the password. If you don’t have the password, then it could be a bit difficult to remove Find My iPhone but it is still possible. Below are the descriptions about how to remove Find My iPhone without previous owner.
How to Remove Find My iPhone without Previous Owner
Try the following method to know how to remove Find My iPhone without previous owner.
iMyFone LockWiper is a powerful iDevice passcode unlocking tool that you can use to remove Find My iPhone without previous owner. LockWiper was originally designed to help iOS users bypass their device’s lockscreen e.g. Face ID, Touch ID, 4-digit passcode, etc., but with the latest update, it allows you to remove Apple ID conveniently. Removing Apple ID automatically removes Find My iPhone feature so you are able to remove this feature with ease by using iMyFone LockWiper.
Use iMyFone LockWiper
Let LockWiper Help You Remove Find My iPhone
- Remove iCloud account or Apple ID in order to remove/turn off Find My iPhone feature without previous owner.
- After iCloud removal, you'll be able to sign in with your own iCloud account and enjoy all the iCloud features.
- Can also remove any kind of lockscreen from your iDevice, such as Touch ID, Face ID, and 4-6-digit passcode.
- Unlock/bypass the lockscreen of your iDevice even if its disabled or have a broken screen.
- iMyFone LockWiper is compatible with all iDevices and iOS versions.
Steps to Remove Find My iPhone without Previous Owner:
Step 1: Launch LockWiper on your PC. Make sure to trust the connection when prompted.
Step 2: Once the software is launched, click on Unlock Apple ID mode from the home interface of the software.
Step 3: Next, connect your iPhone and click on the Start to Unlock button.
Step 4: Once you click the above-mentioned button, iMyFone LockWiper will start unlocking/removing Apple ID from your iDevice and automatically removing Find My iPhone in the process.
Just wait for several minutes, the Find My iPhone will be turned off by yourself!
How to Remove Find My iPhone with the Help of Previous Owner
Apple offers some official ways to remove Find My iPhone in case you have purchased a second-hand iDevice and don’t know the password of Find My iPhone that is currently being used in the device. There are two ways to remove Find My iPhone. The first way requires you to meet the previous owner of the iDevice and ask him for help. The other way is to ask the previously owner to remotely remove your iDevice from their iCloud account.
If the Previous Owner is Nearby
If your iDevice is still linked to the account of the previous owner, then you must contact the previous owner for help in order to remove Find My iPhone feature.
Follow these instructions:
Step 1: Open Settings app on your iDevice and navigate to Find My iPhone feature.
Step 2: Now if the previous owner is nearby, ask them to input their Apple ID and password so that you can access Find My iPhone.
Step 3: Once you have access to Find My iPhone, follow the on-screen instructions to remove/disable it.
Step 4: It is also recommended that you reset the device by navigating to General > Reset section of the Settings app of your iDevice.
If the Previous Owner is Not Nearby
If the previous owner of the iDevice is not nearby, then you will need to contact him/her and ask to remove your iDevice from their iCloud account remotely.
Follow these instructions:
Step 1: Contact the previous owner of the device and ask them to log in to iCloud.com with their Apple ID.
Step 2: Next, navigate to Find My iPhone > All Devices section and then select your iDevice from the list.
Step 3: Now ask him/her to use Remove from Account option to remove your iDevice from their iCloud account. Once he/she does this, Find My iPhone feature will be automatically removed/disabled on your iDevice.
Tips to Follow When Purchasing a Second-Hand iPhone
Buying a second-hand iPhone can be a little tricky because there are often some pitfalls involved that you must avoid.
Follow these tips when purchasing a second-hand iPhone:
- Buy from a Reputable Dealer: It is highly recommended that you find a reputable second-hand dealer instead of purchasing the second-hand iPhone cheap from Craigslist or eBay.
- Make Sure the iPhone Works with Your Carrier: You have to make sure that the iPhone you are about to purchase isn’t locked to a specific carrier.
- Make Sure the Activation Lock is Disabled: For obvious reasons, always buy an iPhone with Activation Lock disabled.
To Wrap Up
As you can see, removing Find My iPhone without the help of previous owner is so easy with iMyFone LockWiper, after removal, you'll be able to login with your own Apple ID and your iPhone won't be tracked by the previous owner.