quick question about deactivating my iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by APPLEFAN8, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

    APPLEFAN8

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    when my new iPhone comes friday, when i activate that one will my iPhone 4 be deactivated automatically since i'm the single phone on my contract? Thanks!
     
  2. squidkitten macrumors 6502

    squidkitten

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    I also have a question about deactivating my iPhone 4 in preparation to sell it. I want to make sure my photos, notes, contacts, bookmarks etc. are removed from my phone, basically back to factory reset, before I sell it to my roommate's brother. I plan on activating my iPhone 5 from iCloud backups. Before I activate my iPhone 5, should I just factory reset my iPhone 4? Will all my iCloud backed up data be safe?

    sorry for so many questions, I'm nervous about losing anything!
     
  3. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    There are stickies and guides at the top of the page.

    I would never, ever, ever clean off my old phone until everything is for sure on the new phone. Personally, I would have it backed up on a computer as well. Just me.

    I would not sell the old phone for at least a day. Just safer that way.
     
  4. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Backup your old iPhone via iTunes so that there is a fresh record on your computer. By all means, make 100% sure that your new iPhone has received all info that you wanted to transfer from previous iPhone before you restore the old iPhone to factory settings. I agree that waiting a day or two before exchanging the previous iPhone is a great idea.

    My previous two upgrades were done in the AT&T store so they deactivated my previous iPhone and put my son's # on it. He immediately had cell service during the time that I was waiting for my new iPhone to be restored from the complete backup that I'd run prior to going to the AT&T store. He also had to plug into iTunes to setup the apps portion of his new/my old iPhone.

    The new iPhone will come with instructions for what to do to get service.

    This is my third upgrade and there's always a little something that you forget. Better safe than sorry.
     
  5. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

    APPLEFAN8

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    thanks for all the input. Hopefully I can figure this out.
     

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