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Turn Activation Lock on or off

Find My includes Activation Lock. It keeps your Apple device secure and stops anyone from using your device it it’s ever lost or stolen.


Use Find My on your Apple device

Get detailed steps on how to find your Apple device. Just look under Security and select Find my.Learn more

Turn Find My on and off

From your Home screen:
  1. Tap Settings, then tap your name, and then tap Find My.
  2. Tap Find My Phone.
  3. Slide to turn Find My iPhone, Find My network, and Send Last Location on or off. Sign in with your Apple ID, if necessary.

Turn Activation Lock off

If you’re returning, selling, or giving away your device, you must turn off Activation Lock. You’ll have to erase all content and settings from your device before handing it over. Keep in mind, erasing this will completely erase your device, turn off Find My, and remove the device from your Apple ID account.

To erase all content and settings, from your Home screen:
  1. Tap Settings, then tap General.
  2. Tap Reset, and finally tap Erase All Content and Settings.

Get more help

Check out Apple Support.

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