Erase iphone without deleting iCloud data

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by pmelsan, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. pmelsan macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2018

    Currently I have an iphone that is connected to my iCloud account, with photos and data (Everything is in the cloud and in the phone).

    I want to do a reset to factory settings of the iPhone. How do I make sure that I do not delete my entire iCloud library in the process? Do I need to sign out iCloud first?

    Many thanks
  2. Banglazed macrumors demi-god


    Apr 17, 2017
    Cupertino, CA
    Apple ID>iCloud>iCloud Backup>Back Up Now

    Do a manual backup using iTunes to be sure as well.

    Then Settings>General>Reset>Erase All Content and Settings
  3. pmelsan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2018
    I see, thanks. So just confirming that there is no need to sign off iCloud first?
  4. mritech macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2015
    After you back up. Sign out of iCloud as well then wipe it.

    Also not that it will make a difference but I’ll put it in another perspective for you. If you sign out of iCloud, then whatever content that is on the cloud is there and safe, and then whatever is on the device will be getting deleted and it will be impossible to touch anything that’s on the cloud b/c you signed out.
  5. dubvulture macrumors member


    Mar 15, 2015
    No need to sign out of iCloud. It certainly won't hurt, but there's no need to do so.

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