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Custom configuration profile to disable Find My options in macOS devices

The Find My feature on your macOS devices can be quite useful if your device goes missing. The feature enables you to view the last known position of your device via iCloud or another linked device, giving you a better chance of finding it.

But if you don’t want others with access to your Apple ID to be able to monitor the Mac, or if you are fixing, selling, or handing down the device, turning off the Find My options could be helpful. IT admins can use a custom configuration profile to disable Find My options on multiple enrolled macOS devices by remotely deploying it using Hexnode’s Deploy Custom Configuration feature. 


The configuration profile provided below is adapted from a third-party open-source site.


This configuration profile is supported on supervised macOS 10.7 and later devices enrolled in Hexnode.

Configuration profile to disable Find My options

Successfully deploying the configuration profile enables the following configurations for macOS:

  • allowFindMyDevice: If set to false, disables Find My Device in the Find My app.
  • allowFindMyFriends: If set to false, disables Find My Friends in the Find My app.
  • allowFindMyFriendsModification: If set to false, disables changes to Find My Friends.
  • DisableFMMiCloudSetting: If set to true, disables the Find My Mac setting on iCloud. Available on macOS 10.15 and later versions.

  • To create and customize configuration profiles, you can use tools like Apple Configurator, Profile Manager or manually create them using text editors.
  • Use non-encrypted .mobileconfig, .xml, or plist files to deploy profiles across macOS devices.
  • Ensure that you do not associate conflicting configurations with the devices.
  • Use wildcards to fetch key values from the portal.
  • It is recommended to manually validate the configuration profile execution on a system before executing the action in bulk.
  • Hexnode will not be responsible for any damage/loss to the system on the behavior of the configuration profile.

  • Configuration Profile Repository