Selling an Apple replacement (iMessage etc)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ajo, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. ajo macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2006
    I have heard of problems with selling iPhones and the phone still being linked to your account for iMessage.

    If I do nothing to the Apple Replacement I should be fine right?

    Also the phone should be unlocked as my last one was, at the moment I have no way of checking this (no spare sims) but since now iPhones are set up in a different way on the first start up, is there a way to be sure and then perhaps reset the phone so that the buyer gets the first time start up for settings etc?


  2. Jamkas macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2011
    North New Jersey
    I think if you give the phone a full reset with no SIM card in, you'll be fine.

    I have gotten one replacement 4 in the past two months and a 4S last month. The 4 is still in use by my brother and I have seen no issues with iMessage sending and receiving my messages to the old 4.

    I have also read about these issues you're talking about, here.

    Good news too, Macworld has reported there is a solution solution. All you have to do is set a SIM PIN.

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