About to give away iPhone..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pojo1806, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    About to give my iPhone 5S to someone else, what steps do I need to take to reset it so they have no problems putting their sim card in and using the phone?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Turn off find my iPhone and the screen lock, the go to Settings>General>Reset>Erase all Content and Settings

    I think that should do it, but others will chime in if I did miss anything
     
  3. pojo1806 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    what about .... do you own the iPhone? is it under contract? If it's under contract you can't give it away that easily.
     
  5. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Sure he can. He'll still be on the hook for the duration of the contract if he bought it subsidized, but he can just stick his SIM in a different phone. The new user just puts his SIM in the iPhone and it all will be fine.
     
  6. Azy macrumors regular

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    Go to settings and turn off iMessage if you're not going to another iphone or iMessage will still think your number Is tied to an iphone and roll give you grief
     
  7. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    You can switch phones in your contract at any point. You just can't get subsidized pricing for 2 years or however long the contract is. The only reason you have to sign a 2 year contract is so that the phone companies make their money back and a whole lot more on you. They don't give a damn what phone you use, as long as they get their money.
     
  8. pojo1806 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    In the UK you can do what you want with your phone contract or no contract, all they care about is you paying your monthly bill.

    Also thanks everyone for the help!
     
  9. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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