Before you can even think of giving your phone to someone else, take a moment to wipe and do a factory reset. Doing so will ensure that no one can access the wealth of personal information we all store on our phones.
Stop! You must backup your iPhone
Before resetting your iPhone, you must create a backup that you can return to if you miss contacts or photos on your new phone. You can backup your iPhone by connecting it to your Mac andor using iTunes on a PC to back it up.
You can also use iCloud to backup your phone by going to Settings > tap your name at the top of the page> iCloud > iCloud backup > Back up now . This backup method will take a while depending on how long it has been since you backed up your phone, but it's dead simple.
You must keep your iPhone connected to a Wi-Fi network and a charger to prevent the backup from draining the battery.
After the backup is complete, here are a few more things you need to do:
- sign out of apps and services. Go through every app and service where you are logged in and log out.
- Remove all email accounts from your device in Settings > Passwords and Accounts .
- If you haven't already, remove your SIM card . If your new phone came with a new SIM card, destroy your old one and throw it away. If you use an e-SIM card, make sure to remove or deactivate it.
Okay, now you can reset your iPhone
With your phone backed up and all your accounts deleted, factory reset by following these steps:
1. Open the app Settings .
2. Select General .
3. Scroll down and select Reset .
4. Select Clear all content and settings .
You must enter your phone PIN and your Apple ID password to remove the phone from your account. Before, you had to disable Find My iPhone () before you could reset your phone. However, now Apple will ask you for your Apple ID password during the reset process so that Find My can be disabled for you.
After entering your password, the screen goes dark and the Apple logo and progress bar are displayed. A few minutes later you will be greeted with a screen with "Hello" in different languages flashing on it, indicating that the reset was successful.
Now that your phone has been wiped clean and is ready for a new owner, you can send it on the road with confidence.
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