Selling iPhone 5 - what to do before giving over to new owner?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by adamkrfc, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. adamkrfc macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2014
    Hi guys,

    going to give over my iPhone 5 to its new owner tomorrow, I seen a thread here a few weeks ago about issues with Find My iPhone and the new owner not being able to activate their iPhone because of it?

    I looked on Apple's website and all thats said is :

    Is this all that needs done for the new owner to activate? Or do I have to go onto iCloud and delete the iPhone from there too?



    I've just turned off Find My iPhone on the device itself before erasing everything, will that be fine?

    As I turned that off, the iCloud refreshed to show it not activate anymore and said "this iPhone cant be located or erased anymore".
  2. KdParker macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2010
    reset you phone to factory and remove the sim card if possible.

    find my iphone is only an issue if the phone is not wiped.

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