Things to do before selling your iPhone

On September 4, 2012

We have been covering a lot about the iPhone 5 lately so let us change the topic for a bit. Let us just say that the time is up for your iPhone and you are planning to sell it off. Before you do, there might be some things that you first want to do before giving it to the buyer. Most of these involve your personal security so you would definitely want to take this seriously.

First and foremost, you’ll have to erase all your data from your iPhone. Before that however, be sure to back up your files first. You can either use iCloud backup or iTunes for this although both might be a more secure way. After that, you can head off to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Erase All Content and Settings. It will ask for your passcode if you have any and once entered, click ‘Erase Phone’. It will take some time before the data has been erased.

Once that is done, do unregister or unlink your phone from your Apple ID as well. Just log in to your account and click on ‘Edit products’. Choose the device that you want to remove and then click ‘Unregister’. Once that is done, the iPhone is clean from any of your private information. Good luck on selling that iPhone!