Fully Wiping An iPhone Before Selling?

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

  1. JGC1986 macrumors regular


    Jul 5, 2008
    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

    Jan 20, 2012
    LL22, UK
    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


    Jan 12, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    ^^ 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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