Add or Remove a Device from Find My Phone

Find My Phone is an Apple feature that can help you locate your missing device. Considering how easy it is to misplace or lose your device, it is a completely essential feature. It is a part of iCloud that makes

sure your device is traceable as long as location is activated and data are activated on the device. if you have ever lost your device or even just misplaced it you will appreciate the service that Find My iPhone offers.

You may want to add a device to Find my Phone if you had previously turned off the feature. You may also want to remove a device from Find My Phone if the device is no longer in use. This post will help you easily accomplish both of these actions.

Part 1: How to Add a Device to Find My Phone

To add your iPhone/iPad to “Find my iPhone” all you have to do is sign in to your iCloud account on your device and then switch on the feature. Here’s a step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Open Settings > iCloud

Step 2: Sign in to your iCloud account if you aren’t already signed in

Step 3: Toggle “Find my iPhone” to turn it on.

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To add your Mac to “Find my iPhone” follow these simple steps.

Step 1: open System Preferences and click on iCloud.

Step 2: Scroll down to “Find My Mac” and check the box. You may be required to enter your admin password to confirm.

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That’s it! You may however need to turn on location services in case it is not active otherwise Find My iPhone may not work.

Part 2: How to Remove a Device from Find My Phone

Removing the device is as easy as de-linking the device in iCloud. You can simply turn off “Find my iPhone” by taping on Settings > iCloud like we did in Part 1 above. But if you want to completely remove the device, you may need to do that from your iCloud account. Here’s how:

Step 1: On your computer or any other device’s browser navigate to and sign in to your account

Step 2: Click on “Find my iPhone” and then “All Devices.”

Step 3: Select the device you want to remove and then click “Remove from Account”

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This will completely remove the device from the account. You can follow the steps in Part 1 above to read the device if you need to.

If you don’t have your device, if it was lost or stolen, you can still erase the device from iCloud. Here’s how;

Step 1: From your computer browser go to and log in to your iCloud account.

Step 2: once logged in to Find my iPhone, click on “All devices” and a list of your devices will appear.

Step 3: Click on the one you want to erase and then click “Erase”

Enter your Apple ID and Password to complete the action.

It is that easy to add or remove devices from "Find my iPhone" you can do it on the device itself as we have seen in Part 1 above or from iCloud which makes it easier to manage more than one device at once. Just remember, "Find My iPhone" may be ineffective unless location and data is turned on.

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