How to properly prepare the iPhone and iPad for sale




Currently, smartphones and tablets is very much personal information – financial data, photos and videos, personal correspondence, passwords from Internet services, applications, and digital documents. Therefore, before you sell the device to be erased from the iPhone and the iPad all the content.


In preparation for the sale or transfer of the mobile device to another user may need to remove some or all of the files. In this case, you should first make a backup copy of the contents and disable some features and services. Recommend that you perform all necessary actions in the following sequence.
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Before handing the gadget to another user, make sure that you have removed from it any personal data. To protect content, and roll back the device to factory condition before transferring to the new owner, follow the steps below.

Make a backup copy. To do this, open iTunes and connect to the computer your gadget and click on its icon in the upper left corner. Scroll down and click “Create a copy now.”


Depending on the amount of data stored on the device to create a backup can take up to 10 minutes. It will be all your files and personal information that are currently on your mobile device. After buying a new device it will need to do the same sequence of steps, but use the “Restore from backup”.

Unplug services Apple. To face the problems of delivery of SMS-messages, you need to get out of the iMessage. To turn off iMessage, go to Settings -> Messages and turn the tumbler «iMessage» to “Off”. It is also recommended to disable the service FaceTime in Settings -> FaceTime.


Exit iCloud. Your account can store large amounts of personal information, including photos, documents, e-mail. To delete all data from iCloud gadget and disconnect from your account, you must go to the settings tab, select iCloud and click “Exit”. So you remove any personal information, but it will remain in the remote repository and will be available again on entry account on the new device.


Delete the contents of the device. To remove content from the iPhone and iPad, choose Settings -> General -> Reset, and then – “Erase All Content and Settings.” Operating system warns: “Do you really want to continue? All media, data and settings will be erased. This action is irreversible. ” As a result, the device will delete all data, including photos, contacts, music, applications, as well as credit and debit cards, written for Apple Pay. All services are disabled. When you delete data from the device the content is removed from storage iCloud.


After switching on the iPhone or iPad will ask the new owner to activate as a new device after purchase.
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If the above instructions have not been implemented before the sale or transfer of the device to another person, follow the steps below.


Ask a new owner of your iPhone or iPad to erase all content and settings, as described above. If you’re using iCloud and the “Find iPhone» enabled, you can remotely delete data and remove device from your account. To do this, sign in, select your gadget, and click “Delete.” Delete the data, press the “Delete from the account.” After removal of content you must wait 24 hours before you can activate iMessage on the new device.

If you can not perform the action proposed, change the password to my account Apple ID. Changing the password does not remove any personal data stored on the device, but makes it impossible to remove information from iCloud new owner.

If you use Apple Pay, you can also delete your credit or debit card online To do this, tap the “Settings” to see the iPhone, which uses Apple Pay, then select the device and click the “Delete” button next to the service Apple Pay.

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