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How to I clear an old iPhone to give to someone else?

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Oct 1, 2013 6:41 AM

I got a new iPhone so I'm giving my old one to a friend. How to I clear all of my stuff off of it, including photos, Apple ID, and the registered information off of it? I restored it and iTunes says it is pretty much empty but how do I make sure everything is off of it? I don't want my Apple ID or anything still on it because I don't want my iCloud or Find my iPhone to work on it.

So far, I have restored it but when I plugged it back into iTunes and it said I have to type in the Apple ID used to register the phone, then asked if I wanted to set it up as a new phone or from a backup?

Thank you in advance!

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (36,180 points)

    Turn off find my iPhone, iMessage, and facetime. Then remove your iCloud account. Then use Settings>General>Resets>Erase All content and settings.


    When the erase completes, it should come up to the setup/activation screen. Once it's there, it's safe to hand it over.


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