Want to sell your old iPhone or iPad? If you intend to buy a new iPhone like iPhone X or iPhone 8, you may consider disposing your old iPhone. Before you sell, give away or release your used iPhone to others, the first thing you should do is to erase iPhone data to keep your personal information safe. In this article, we will show you how to wipe an iPhone and iPad completely, and other things you can do manually before selling your iPhone or iPad.
If you still have your iPhone or iPad in your hands, you can erase iPhone or iPad by removing all contents and settings from your device with several steps. Before you wipe iPhone or iPad, you should backup your iOS device to iCloud or iTunes first and you shouldn't manually delete your contents or any other iCloud data while you're signed in to iCloud with your Apple ID.
tips: This will completely wipe an iPad and iPhone data, including any credit or debit cards you added for Apple Pay and any photos, contacts, music, or apps. It will also turn off iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, Game Center, and other services.
Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes and you can then set up your device as new, or restore from a backup. Follow below guidance to wipe an iPhone or iPad and set up your device as new.
If you have turned on Find My iPhone, you can track and locate your device using iCloud. And if you don’t have your iOS device in your hands or sometimes you forget your iPhone passcode, you can also use iCloud to erase iPhone and iPad to protect your personal data and information.
tips: After erasing iPhone or iPad, you cannot use “Find My iPhone” to locate it any more. So if your device is lost or stolen, you’d better locate it or play a sound on it before you decide to erase it remotely.
It’s highly recommended to use third-party app to wipe an iPhone or iPad data before selling. Factory resets are simply not enough to remove your data but using a professional data cleaner ensures that your information is safe regardless of whose hands it falls into. You can also use some third-party iOS data eraser like iPhone Cleaner to safely delete all iPhone or iPad contents. Back up your iPhone or iPad data that you don't want to lose before erasing the iDevice using iOS data eraser. If you erase some files that you haven’t backed up yet, you have to use an iOS data recovery to get them back.
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I forgot to wipe my iPhone before giving it to my little sister, fortunately, she lives nearby. So i asked her to bring my iPhone to me, and at last, i erased it.