Fully Wiping An iPhone Before Selling?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JGC1986, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. JGC1986 macrumors regular

    JGC1986

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    I am looking to sell my wifes iPhone 4 and my old iPhone 4s...Both phones have the power button issue.

    How can I ensure everything is removed from the phone, and that the iMessages will not go to the phone once a new owner activates it?

    I got a little weary of this last night...When I was searching online as to why I couln't text my wife from my iPhone 5, to her new Android device (It kept trying to send as iMessage).
     
  2. Ste Nova macrumors 6502

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    turn off imessage first before wiping the phone , when I changed to iphone 5 I turned off imessage 24hrs before hand then wiped and restored it
     
  3. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

    ritmomundo

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    Los Angeles, CA
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    ^^ Yep. Before restoring/resetting, go to Settings > Messages > Turn off iMessages.

    Although, apparently, this issue has been fixed a while ago, it doesn't hurt to do this extra step.
     

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