Selling my iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by abta1, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. abta1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2010
    Paris, France
    After purchasing an iPad 2 I've chosen to sell my old iPad.

    I have used the settings feature on the iPad to restore to factory settings, is this enough to wipe the system, or is there more I should do?
  2. steveca macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2005
    if you want you can restore using itunes and you will be safe
  3. Mac.World macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2011
    In front of uranus
    Yep, fresh restore from iTunes to be sure you did a full wipe. #
  4. JAllen77 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2008
    Selling iPad

    I have an iPad I am going to sell. If I wipe it clean with the restore will the new owner be able to use their apple id with the iCloud service? I have read that only one apple id can be used at a time and if another is used there is a 90 day waiting period before another id can be used. Very foggy of my understanding of this. :confused:
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I've been wondering the same thing, and so far, there doesn't seem to be a clear explanation from Apple on how this works. As far as I can tell, there is no waiting period for swapping iCloud accounts on a device. The 90-day waiting period seems to be for swapping iTunes accounts. And at this point, at least half the people reading this will be wondering "What's the difference between iCloud account and iTunes account?" Yeah, it's a big mess.

    Basically, iCloud is for syncing and backing up, and iTunes is for buying stuff. Most people will have the same login for both, but you can log in to different ones on the same device. And as far as I can tell, you can still log in and out of different iTunes accounts within the 90-day waiting period, though I've been afraid to experiment with this, because I don't want to get stuck in the wrong iTunes account if I'm wrong. Anyway, the 90-day waiting period only seems to affect automatic downloads of iTunes purchases. That is, you buy a thing on one device, and it automatically downloads to any other device on which you have auto-download turned on.

    I could be wrong about this, but that is what I've been able to piece together from my experiences. But even if I'm right and it only affects auto-downloading, it's still a nuisance when trying to sell or pass on an iDevice. I think you should call AppleCare and ask about this, perhaps if enough people raise the issue, Apple might do something to allow for a procedure to waive the 90 day period when device ownership is being transferred.
  6. JAllen77 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2008

    Thanks for your feedback. Yeah it's a cloudy mess, pardon the pun.

    I suspect that once I wipe the iPad then my apple id is null and void and the new owner can happily set it up as as they please. The more I think about it the more confused I become.

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