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鈥檛 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

If you need to turn off Find My Device but don't have the password, here is how to do it with the help of a third-party application iMyFone iBypasser.

iMyFone iBypasser is a powerful iDevice passcode unlocking tool that you can use to remove Find My iPhone without previous owner. iBypasser was originally designed to help iOS users bypass the activation lock on their Apple devices. But with the latest update, it adds the new function and allows you to turn off the FMI function directly.

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Top Features of iBypasser:

  • Turn off the FMI feature without password.
  • Remove iCloud activation lock screen from iOS devices without Apple ID or password.
  • Support iPhone 5S to iPhone X running iOS 12.3 and later versions.
  • Sign in with a new Apple ID to download apps from APP Store or buy movies from iTunes Store.
  • No worries of being tracked or erased by previous Apple ID.

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Here is a brief guide on how to easily turn off FMI with iMyFone iBypasser.

Step 1: Download iBypasser and install it on your Mac or Windows computer. After launching it, choose the "Turn Off FMI" mode.

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Step 2: Connect your device to the computer and click "Start". If a popup asking "Trust This Computer?" appears on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, please unlock your device screen and tap "Trust". When asked to jailbreak your device, click "Next" to proceed to the jailbreaking process.

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Step 3: Instructions for jailbreaking iPhone 6 to iPhone X are built in. For iPhone XR to iPhone 11 Pro Max, refer to the tutorial here. After the jailbreaking process gets finished, the software will start turning off FMI.

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Step 4: Because the FMI function is associated with the previous iCloud account, you still have to remove the account from your device to finish the process. To do that, simply confirm the FMI status as instructed on the software, and click "Confirm".

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When you see the following screen, it means FMI is successfully turned of and will not turn itself back on.

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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鈥檛 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.

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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 with their Apple ID.
Step 2: Next, navigate to Find My iPhone > All Devices section and then select your iDevice from the list.

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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鈥檛 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 iBypasser, after removal, you'll be able to login with your own Apple ID and your iPhone won't be tracked by the previous owner.

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