How to Restore iPhone Without Turning Off Find My iPhone

Need help restoring your iPhone without turning off Find My iPhone?This can be done by signing in on iCloud.com from a computer. To learn how it’s done, read this post and be guided accordingly. Scroll down…

Restore iPhone Without Turning Off Find My iPhone

Solution

If you’re trying to restore your iPhone using iTunes, you will probably encounter the message that “Find my iPhone” must be turned off. There are many ways to turn Find my iPhone, and this guide will also show you how to bypass that error message in iTunes if you don’t have access to your iPhone or can’t unlock it to turn off the Find my iPhone feature.

  • The easiest way to turn off Find my iPhone is to do it directly from iPhone’s settings.
    • Go to Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone.
    • Switch off Find my iPhone and enter your Apple ID password.
  • If you don’t have access to your iPhone to turn off “Find My iPhone”, you can turn it off using your iCloud account on iCloud.com:
    • Turn off your iPhone.
    • Sign in to icloud.com/#find on a computer using your Apple ID (the one you use with iCloud).

      Note: If you don’t see your iPhone in the Find My iPhone tool on iCloud.com, your device was not set-up with iCloud. In that case, proceed to the next step.
    • Click All Devices, select the offline device, then click Remove from Account. If you don’t see Remove from Account, click All Devices again, then click the Delete button next to the device.
  • If you can’t turn off “Find My iPhone” from the settings menu in your iPhone or using your iCloud account, you will have to restore your iPhone using recovery mode. Make sure you have a backup of your iPhone first as doing so will erase all your data. Only use this as a last resort.

    For a guide on how to restore your device using Recovery Mode, click here.

    (Note: you still need to the iCloud account info the iPhone is locked to, or you won’t be able to reactivate the iPhone and use it again after resetting it using recovery mode. Only use this if you’re locked out of your iPhone due to a forgotten passcode or fingerprint issues.)

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