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    mws_1984's Avatar
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    Default How to wipe a phone clean back to factory settings?

    Debating upgrading to another phone. What would I need to do to wipe my current phone clean of all my information/contacts/photos/etc? I'd likely want to try to sell it off. But definitely don't want anything lingering left behind that was mine. Also if I use icloud is there a way to block someone who got my phone from accessing it?
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    Default How to wipe a phone clean back to factory settings?

    Check out the iMore Blog information via the following link, specifically the section about what to do before selling it.

    http://www.imore.com/how-to-sell-your-iphone
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    Default Re: How to wipe a phone clean back to factory settings?

    If you're going to buy another iPhone I recommend you to do a backup then everything in your phone is save. Then you have to erase you iPhone to sell it. Go to the settings > general > on the bottom you'll find "reset" > and then tap on erase all content and settings. And after this you have to put your passcode so that they have sure that is really you that's resetting the phone and you done. Ready to sell it.
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    Default Re: How to wipe a phone clean back to factory settings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Romcy View Post
    If you're going to buy another iPhone I recommend you to do a backup then everything in your phone is save. Then you have to erase you iPhone to sell it. Go to the settings > general > on the bottom you'll find "reset" > and then tap on erase all content and settings. And after this you have to put your passcode so that they have sure that is really you that's resetting the phone and you done. Ready to sell it.
    That's not all you do. Check the link above.
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    Default Re: How to wipe a phone clean back to factory settings?

    I know. But I'm just speaking about the main phone.
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    Default Re: How to wipe a phone clean back to factory settings?

    Settings - General - Reset - Erase all Content and Settings

    Make sure you turn off your iCloud first before doing this.

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