selling iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spyder721, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. spyder721 macrumors regular

    spyder721

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    hey i have a quick question. if i am going to sell my old iphone, what should i do to it first? i know to remove all my pictures. is there a way to "reformat" before i sell it?
     
  2. geko29 macrumors 6502

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    This is what the big gray "Restore" button in iTunes is for. Push it, and 10 minutes later you will have a clean device, exactly the way it came out of the box from a configuration/data perspective.
     
  3. spyder721 thread starter macrumors regular

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    perfect... thats what i thought just wasnt sure! thanks for your help :)
     
  4. nparmelee macrumors 6502

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    On the phone go to Settings, General, Reset, Erase All Content and Settings.
     
  5. spyder721 thread starter macrumors regular

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    even better!
     
  6. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe I'm wrong here, but even if you restore the phone and erase all the content, doesn't the number still stay with the phone and don't you have to keep the sim card? At least that's what I'm doing since I just sold my iphone 3g.
     
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Keep the SIM card and the new owner needs to get their OWN SIM card...:cool:
     
  8. Razorhog macrumors 65816

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    From my understanding, when you activate you new phone, the old SIM card becomes deactivated/unusable. However I think I'll take the SIM cards out of my iPhones before selling, just to be safe.
    Do people that buy used iPhones have to buy a new SIM card from AT&T?
     
  9. spyder721 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i would 100% take your old sim out. i have sold iphones in the past, and that is all i normally do is take out the sim. i thought once i did that and they put a new sim in it would erase my info.
     

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