How to remove your device from Find my iPad

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If the time comes when you want/need to remove your iPad from Find my iPad, you have several options available to you.  The quickest, and easiest way is to do it right from your device.  To do this on your iPad, launch Settings–> iCloud–> Find My iPad–> Toggle Find my iPad to the off position.

However, perhaps your iPad is not currently in your possession, or maybe you sold it and forgot to delete your data and/or turn this feature off. No worries, you have options, too.  There are two additional options that are just as effective at removing your iPad from the list of tracked devices.


When the occasion calls for it, you can remove your iPad from Find my iPad by erasing your iPad, either remotely or directly.  Although this may sound like a drastic measure, as long as you have a back-up saved to iCloud, restoring the device back to its previous state is simple.

Lastly, if you are unable to turn off Find my iPad directly on the device, you can turn your iPad off so it goes offline, and then remove it from within the app, either from another device or via the web interface–here’s how.


  • From the web-interface, sign into your iCloud account and open Find my iPhone/iPad.
  • Select the tab at the top of the screen that shows all your available devices connected to your iCloud account.
  • When your iPad is turned off, it will still appear in the available devices, but it will have an (x) next to it.
  • Click on the (x) to remove your iPad from your Apple ID.

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