How to disable iCloud GPS Tracking on your iPhone


This is a follow up to our post How to track an iPhone

Update October 2013: This page and the video below show images and steps specific to iOS 6 however the steps are basically the same on iOS 7

You can prevent being tracked on an iPhone via iCloud & Find My iPhone several ways - all by various methods of disabling or removing the Find My iPhone service on your phone.

Method 1: Disable the location services
Disabling the location services on your iPhone will prevent anyone from tracking you using the Find My iPhone service.  You can either disable all location services for all apps or just for the Find My iPhone service.  To access the location services settings, tap the settings icon, tap "Privacy", then tap "Location Services".  You can either disable all location services by tapping the on/off switch at the top or scroll down to Find My iPhone, tap it, and then tap the on/off switch for "Find My iPhone"

Method 2: Disable the Find My iPhone Service
You can completely disable Find My iPhone by tapping Settings, then iCloud, then tap the on/off switch for Find My iPhone.  You can also delete the iCloud account from the phone by tapping DELETE at the bottom of the screen but be aware this will remove all iCloud services from your iPhone.

Method 3: Change your iCloud/Find My iPhone/AppleID password
If you prefer to leave Find My iPhone functional to track it should it become lost or stolen, but don't want someone else to track you, just change your iCloud/Find My iPhone password.  To change your iCloud/Apple ID password, log in to appleid.apple.com, select Manage your account, click Password and Security, then in the center of the screen, click "Change Password".  You will then have to enter your new password in your iPhone iCloud settings - be sure that you DON'T give the new password to your stalker!

Any of the methods above, or all combined will help prevent someone from tracking your location on your iPhone.

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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to disable iCloud GPS Tracking on your iPhone
I would like to say hi .. finding on the ground an iphone 4s, how we use it without being detected? In short, changing IMEI or other ?? Ps. Just for informational purposes.
stan (not verified)
GPS Tracking on your iPhone
is it possible to track an iphone after deactiving your find my phone and GPS Tracking on your iPhone
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to disable iCloud GPS Tracking on your iPhone
My sons iphone tracks for a while, then it shows off line. Then it wont show online for 20-30mintues. He dosnt disable the phone so I should be able to track it. I have even had the phone in my hand while tracking it, no problem with a green bullet. They all of a sudden offline for 20minutes or so. But yet im still sending txts and making calls. Very strange. Nothing disabled, I have a signal but yet still random off line moments. Anyone know why this is happening.
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Need to unlock my iPhone
I would like to request my account to be reset because I have a problem activating my iPhones, I had this ID: -REMOVED BY MODERATOR- that I created when I bought my first iPhone 4S, then later I gave the phone to someone and I did not remove my acc from the phone, so he normally to use my account to updates the phone but last week the account was blocked when the phone updates to 8.0.2. I tried to reset the account but still the e-mail did not received. I created a new account with the same e-mail, and that cannot activate this phone: iPhone 4S, Serial number: DP1H15RLDTC0. Please help me unlock the old account.
AnonyMan (not verified)
Re: Need to unlock my iPhone
You might want to contact Apple for your request instead of some random website on the internet that has nothing at all to do with Apple or your iPhone. Nobody here can help you, we are just a bunch of random internet users like you.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to disable iCloud GPS Tracking on your iPhone
My husband and I are divorcing and I kept my iphone and went with a new provider but somehow my soon to be ex can tell where I have been and call me to tell me. What can I do to fix this?
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: How to disable iCloud GPS Tracking on your iPhone

Assuming he is using Find My iPhone and he knows your iCloud password, just change your iCloud password.
if you look at your iCloud settings on your phone and he's using his account, you will need his password to turn it off or change it.
He could also be using the Find My Friends App. See if you have an app named Find Friends. If you have it, open it and delete him from your list and then delete the app.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to disable iCloud GPS Tracking on your iPhone
If I restore/reset it will it keep it from tracking me?
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Re: How to disable iCloud GPS Tracking on your iPhone

as long as you dont enable icloud and Find My iPhone after you restore it..
It's much easier to just turn off icloud and Find My iPhone than doing a fully restore.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to disable iCloud GPS Tracking on your iPhone
How can you tell if someone added a second iCloud to your phone for tracking purposes. I have a stalker and he had access to my phone. I believe he is now tracking me through GPS on my some how. How can I see if he set up a 2nd iCloud on my phone for this purpose

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