Best way to restore phone before selling?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Marco123, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Marco123 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2012
    Should I use itunes to restore or can I do it through the general settings on my iphone 4S?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Restore it through iTunes. When iTunes says "Leave the iPhone connected it is restarting". Disconnect it. When the iPhone is done starting up, it will be at iOS 5's setup screen. Press the sleep button, then the red slider to turn it off. At this point, send it off to the next person.
  3. ineel macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2010
    either way it does the same
  4. Marco123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2012
    Thanks for the help, I'll just use the general settings.
    I was just making sure that it doesn't leave any traces of info the new owner may pick up.
  5. popit168 macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2012
    Looks good, have the opportunity to try the next.
  6. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    Any way works the same. I would rather do it straight from the iPhone because I don't have to take the time to plug it into my computer and open up iTunes... blah blah blah.
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    When restoring make sure you turn imessage off. Many people have had issues when restoring where it still saves your imessage account.
  8. toiday macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2011
    I must have missed something... Why would you do a restore before selling your phone. Should you just backup your phone to iTune then wipe the phone clean before selling it?

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