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How To Remove Mac From Find My

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Are you thinking about selling or giving away your Mac? Before you do that, you may need to disassociate it from Find My, and the process is not very complicated.

Quick Answer

To remove your Mac from Find My, open the Apple menu and click “System Settings”. Click your name at the top and select “iCloud”. Click “Find My Mac” and select “Turn Off”. Launch the Find My app on another of your iOS devices. Open “Devices”, tap or right-click your Mac from the list, and choose “Remove This Device”. Enter your Apple ID password if prompted.

To help make this task easier, we have written an extensive guide on removing your Mac from your Find My devices. We will also discuss troubleshooting methods to resolve Mac not being removed from Find My.

Removing Mac From Find My

If you don’t know how to remove your Mac from Find My, our following 3 step-by-step methods will help you go through the whole process quickly.

Method #1: On macOS Ventura

To turn off and remove your Mac on macOS Ventura from Find My, go to your iCloud settings in the following way.

  1. Open the Apple menu.
  2. Click “System Settings”.
  3. Click your name at the top and select “iCloud”.
  4. Open “Find My Mac” and select “Turn Off”. 
  5. On another of your iOS device with Find My enabled, launch the Find My app.
  6. Open “Devices”, tap or right-click your Mac from the list, and choose “Remove This Device”.
  7. Confirm the action by entering your Apple ID password if prompted.
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Method #2: On macOS 12 and Earlier

If you use an earlier macOS version, do these steps to remove your Mac from your Find My.

  1. Open the Apple menu.
  2. Click “System Preferences”.
  3. Select “Apple ID”.
  4. Open “iCloud” and uncheck the “Find My Mac” box.
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  5. Enter your Apple ID password, and click “Continue” to turn it off.
  6. Open the Find My app on your iOS devices, and select “Devices”.

Tap or right-click your Mac and select “Remove This Device”. You might be asked to enter your Apple ID password, and that’s about it!

Method #3: Using the iCloud Website

By following these steps, you can also remove your Mac from your Find My list on the iCloud website.

  1. Launch Safari, head to the iCloud website, and sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. Click “Find My iPhone”.
  3. From the drop-down list of devices, select your Mac.
  4. Click “Remove from Account”, and you’re done!
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Are You Unable To Remove Your Mac From Find My?

If you are facing difficulty removing your Mac from your Find My, try the following troubleshooting methods to resolve the issue.

Method #1: Restarting Your Mac

The quickest way to fix Find My not removing on Mac is to reboot your system with these simple steps.

  1. Open the Apple menu.
  2. Click “Restart”.
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  3. Wait for your device to turn on before trying again.

Method #2: Checking the Internet Connection

An unstable internet connection might be one of the causes why you are facing issues removing your Mac from Find My. Check your Wi-Fi speed and try to reboot your router in the following way to resolve the issue.

  1. Unplug your router and modem’s cable from the power outlet.
  2. Wait for 20-30 seconds to let the device rest.
  3. Plug the modem and the router’s cable back into the power outlet.

Method #3: Checking the Apple Server

If you cannot remove your Mac from Find My, check if there is an outage of the Apple system server in the following way.

  1. Launch Safari and head to the Apple System Status website.
  2. Locate the Find My service.
  3. The service is unavailable if the circle beside “Find My” is yellow or red.
  4. A green circle means the service is working fine, and there is another reason why you are facing issues with Find My.
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If there is a system issue, wait until it becomes available and try and remove your Mac from Find My again.

Summary

In this guide, we have discussed how to remove Mac from Find My. We have also discussed a few ways to fix Mac not being removed from the Find My list.

Hopefully, your question has been answered, and you don’t have to worry about associating your PC with Apple’s Find My service.

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