Quick Answer: Should I Disable Find My IPhone?

What is the purpose of Find My iPhone?

Find My iPhone allows a user to track their lost iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch.

If you lose your iPhone, you can use the Find My app on another device to see its last known location..

Does factory reset Remove Find My iPhone?

A factory restore does not disable Find My Phone. Only turning it off before the device was restored, or knowing the password to the Apple ID that enabled it. When you’ve wiped your device, it should have popped the widow asking to log in to your Apple ID and disable Find My iPhone.

Can I turn off my iPhone remotely?

An issue with Apple’s latest iOS software allows users to send a specific string of characters via text to shut down an iPhone remotely. The message also affects the Apple Watch, if associated with the same device to which the code was sent.

Should I keep Find My iPhone on or off?

You should generally leave Find My iPhone turned on unless you really need to disable it; when turned on, you can see where your phone is up to within a few yards of its location.

Should Find My iPhone be turned on?

The most important thing to know about Find My iPhone is that you must turn it on before your device goes missing! In iOS, tap Settings > Your Name > iCloud > Find My iPhone and enable Find My iPhone. Also on that screen, turn on Send Last Location.

Can someone disable Find My iPhone?

The thief cannot turn off Find My iPhone without your Apple ID and password, but they can disable the Find My iPhone by powering the phone off. If you had iOS 7 on the device, they will not be able to activate the phone because of Activation Lock. Contact AT&T regarding your account.