Forgot To Turn Off Find My iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ghsNick, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    I just sold my phone and forgot to Turn Off Find My iPhone - Gazelle said I needed reset everything and I can't believe I forgot.

    Is there anyway I can do this remotely?

    Thanks
     
  2. Scarphac3 macrumors regular

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    I believe you can go to iCloud.com find the device and remove it from there
     
  3. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Wow! If I sent my phone to stranger with all of my personal info still in it, Find my phone would be the last of my woories.
     
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    You should be able to do a remote wipe on the phone from iCloud.
     
  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    As long as he has a passcode on the phone they can't get into it.
     
  6. wxman2003 Suspended

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    I go into settings and "Erase all content and settings" before I sell. That takes care of Find My iPhone.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can log into your icloud account and remove the device remotely.
    Then it will be fine and released from your account.
     
  8. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sorry - to clary...I reset all settings before I gave it away.

    But I needed to Turn Off Find My iPhone.
     
  9. haruhiko, Oct 12, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2015

    haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    You should "Erase all content and settings" instead of "reset all settings".

    When you erase all content and settings, the iPhone will ask you for your iCloud password to disable the activation lock.
     
  10. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think removing it from find my phone actually removed the activation lock! They will likely end up sending it back to you.
     
  11. missbing macrumors regular

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    You can erase it remotely by going to iCloud.com.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It does.
    Removing it from icloud obviously removes the activation lock.
    it will not be tied up to anyone's icloud account.
     
  13. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Had this same issue. I swear I disabled 'find my iPhone' and got an e-mail from Gazelle that it has activation lock. Said they use https://www.icloud.com/activationlock/ to find out.

    Not sure what's going on but clearly it does not show up on www.cloud.com in regarding to this device. I e-mailed them to send the phone back to me as I will try somewhere else.
     
  14. joy_ng macrumors member

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    this is similar to what happened to me. When I got it back it was locked to someone else's iCloud account and I had to call apple to unlock it.
     
  15. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    You have disable find my iPhone before you can do this now.
     
  16. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    Great, I am glad to hear that it does! I appreciate the clarification! :)
     
  17. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Update: E-mailed Gazelle Customer support and I told them that how it is possible that activation lock is in place when I clearly disabled find my iPhone and then erase all content and setting before sending it off. So I rejected the offer, got my phone back, only to realize that the activation lock e-mail wasn't mine.

    I ended up e-mailing Gazelle Customer support that there is a mistake and that I don't recognize the e-mail. Even though the phone was mine, serial number and the imei # matched the box. Anyways, customer support was helpful and told me to send the phone back to them and that they would honor the original value that I locked into.

    Got an e-mail notifying me that they have sent the check full amount.
     
  18. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    That's awesome that they did this. Their customer service is one of the reasons why I keep selling my phones to Gazelle.
     

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