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 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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Uhm.. Do the things it says on the page right above where you asked?

A Dilemma - Just got a great job, after a painful spell. The company I now work for has provided me with a company cell phone and i just realized they created a master iCloud Apple ID where they have enabled "Find my I-Phone". I understand the need for accessibility and access to company contact lists etc. However I am uncomfortable with my whereabouts being at their mercy. Advice please.

The way I see it you have a few options:
1) leave the phone at work during off hours
2) give it back and say "no thanks"
3) get another job
4) suck it up and dont take the phone with you if you're going somewhere that you dont want them to know about.

how can i turn off find my phone with no internet access?? i am going to give my phone to a friend but want to reset everything so they cant access my stuff, but my phone provided has already cancelled my sim.....

You dont need internet access to turn off Find My iPhone or wipe everything from the phone. Just slide to unlock, go into Settings|Find My iPhone and turn it off, then go into Settings|General|Rest and select "erase all content and settings"

Is there a way that the tracking can be disabled by a glitch and then be fixed by shutting off the phone and turning back on. I am trying to figure out how I got an error message when I tried to track a phone.

Glitches are unpredictable and can always happen, although I have never experienced or heard of this happening.. I guess it also depends on what the error message said, as often what the message says is the clue to what's happening..

How to disable iCloud GPS Tracking on your iPhone and how do you get past the iphone activation screen if the person you got the phone from has passed away and nobody knows the account information

if the phone has iOS 5 or iOS6, just connect to iTunes and "restore" as a new device. This will wipe everything clean and set it up as a new phone.

If it has iOS7, you don't. Without the iCloud password, it's a brick.

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