Wiping iPhone

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  1. Jack25
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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?
     
  2. motty2307
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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.
     
  3. Jack25
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    Thanks for the reply. And how do i wipe the iphone clean?
     
  4. motty2307
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    See above.
     
  5. hughiee
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    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.
     
  6. scaredpoet
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    Also, make sure to remove your old SIM card before wiping your old phone.
     
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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.
     
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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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    Will backing it up also keep my saved games when I switch over to my new phone?
     
  12. KdParker
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    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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    reset back to factory defaults should get you most of the way there.
     

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