How to disable iCloud GPS Tracking on your iPhone

Update: This page and the video below show images and steps specific to iOS 6 however the steps are basically the same on iOS 7, IOS8 and iOS 9

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, 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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Recently I just got an Iphone. I have an ex wife, and since i have this phone i have noticed she has been following me around or telling me of place that i have recently been. How can she do this? How can I stop it. She has never touched my phone, we live apart.

If she has never touched the phone, then I am going to go out on a limb and say the iPhone has nothing to do with it.

Thanks. I have to figure out how she gets behind me.

Probably that GPS tracker she hid in your back seat.

This is my next target. She dont have access to the cars inside. for years i kept car in garage. I also just moved to apartment. My car is now out side. Locked. I believe something on the ouside. I cant find it. I just installed a video camera from my window inside the apartment on the car. Im hoping ill see her come back when the battery runs dead. lol

I think as your ex wife, she likely knows your password for the app.

Dude, she's your EX-get a life and stop obsessing! Bring home another chick ASAP :)

(translate - portuguese) cara, vc tem que entrar no site ''find my iphone'' entra com seu ID da apple e desactiva a conta de la.. basta ir em Configurações, Mail, Contatos, Calendários e clicar na sua conta MobileMe. Desligue o Find My iPhone

a hug!

If the thief of an ipad turns off icloud, does that enable the "find my ipad" app from working?

It's not the Find My iPad "app" that allows tracking of the iPad - it is the configuration of the Find my iPad (actually Find my iPhone) "Service".
If the theif turns off Find my iPhone, turns off Location Services, turns off iCloud or erases the iPad (any one) all of the tracking be disabled = no find iPad


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