How to stop sharing your iPhone or iPad content
If you’re running iOS 15 or earlier, use this checklist to learn how to stop sharing with someone you previously shared with. If you’re running iOS 16 or later, see How Safety Check on iPhone works to keep you safe.
Check to see if you’re part of a Family Sharing group by going to Settings > [your name] and look for the Family Sharing tab. If you’re in a Family Sharing group, the names of the family members are visible.
If you’re part of a Family and no longer want to share information, you can remove yourself (as long as you’re 13 or older). If you’re the one who set the Family up (the word Organizer appears under your name), you can remove anyone over the age of 13 from the Family.
In the Find My app , tap the People tab to see whom you share your location with. If you want to stop sharing with an individual, select the person, then tap Stop Sharing My Location. To stop sharing with everyone, tap Me, then turn off Share My Location.
In the Photos app , tap Albums, then go to Shared Albums. Select a shared album, and tap People to see the owner of the shared album and whom it’s shared with.
If you’re the album owner and would like to stop sharing, tap the name of the subscriber you want to stop sharing with, then select that option.
If you’re a subscriber, you can tap Unsubscribe from the bottom of the screen. You can also delete any photos that you shared.
In the Calendar app , tap Calendars. Select a shared calendar and tap the Info button to see whom the calendar is shared with.
If you’re the Calendar owner and would like to stop sharing, tap the name of the subscriber you want to stop sharing with, then select that option.
If you’re a subscriber, you can tap Delete Calendar from the bottom of the screen.
If you have an Apple Watch and shared your Activity rings with someone, you can choose to stop sharing. On iPhone, go to the Activity app , then tap Sharing. Tap a person you share with, tap their name, then tap either Remove Friend or Hide my Activity.
You can also choose to share information with others using third-party apps. Conduct a review of apps you’ve installed on your device to see if any of them are sharing information. See Securely control whom you share content with from iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.