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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:15 AM   #1
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Wiping iPhone

I may be getting a 5 within the next week. What do I do with my current 4 to keep all of my photos and videos? I'm also trading in my 4 so do I have to wipe the phone?
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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Connect your iPhone 4 to iTunes and create a backup. Make sure to sync everything and when you get your iPhone 5, just connect it to iTunes and restore it from your iPhone 4 backup.

Wipe your iPhone 4 after all of that is done by going to Settings, General, Reset and then choose Erase All Content And Settings.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:31 AM   #3
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Connect your iPhone 4 to iTunes and create a backup. Make sure to sync everything and when you get your iPhone 5, just connect it to iTunes and restore it from your iPhone 4 backup.
Thanks for the reply. And how do i wipe the iphone clean?
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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Connect your iPhone 4 to iTunes and create a backup. Make sure to sync everything and when you get your iPhone 5, just connect it to iTunes and restore it from your iPhone 4 backup.

Wipe your iPhone 4 after all of that is done by going to Settings, General, Reset and then choose Erase All Content And Settings.
See above.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:03 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply. And how do i wipe the iphone clean?
Make sure you turn off the iMessage and FaceTime so that your Apple ID is removed from your iPhone 4. Then proceed with the erase procedure mentioned.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:30 PM   #6
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Also, make sure to remove your old SIM card before wiping your old phone.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:57 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies guys.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:19 AM   #8
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Thanks for the reply. And how do i wipe the iphone clean?
Exhale on the phone so that a temporary layer of mist appears on the screen surface. Proceed to take a piece of tissue/use your shirt to clean the screen.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 11:42 AM   #9
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Also if you have other iDevices and you don't want to have to wait a week for the browsing history to vanish from links in the cloud, close all of the links in safari on the phone before you wipe.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 02:05 PM   #10
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Wipe it good.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 04:30 PM   #11
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Will backing it up also keep my saved games when I switch over to my new phone?
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 07:07 PM   #12
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I may be getting a 5 within the next week. What do I do with my current 4 to keep all of my photos and videos? I'm also trading in my 4 so do I have to wipe the phone?
back it up and sync your phone.


Part two...you don't have to wipe your phone, but I would to be safe.

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Exhale on the phone so that a temporary layer of mist appears on the screen surface. Proceed to take a piece of tissue/use your shirt to clean the screen.
reset back to factory defaults should get you most of the way there.
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