Sold iPad without signing out of iCloud

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by AlexBooHu, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. AlexBooHu macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2011

    i just sold my iPad 3. I did the "erase all data and content" process, but i did not sign out of icloud like apple recommends it on their page. Is that in any way a problem?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    if you have physical possession of the device
    and you erase all content and settings on the actual device, this removes it from iCloud. and that is all you need to do

    if you go to and erase your iPad, this will keep your iPad on your iCloud account, and then
    you must remove it from iCloud using the website, or it will never allow itself to be activated.

    i did that once when i sold my iPad on eBay.
    i erased my iPad using iCloud
    and shipped it, and once the guy signed for it and said he got it okay, i removed it from iCloud

    and all he had to do was set it up and it worked

    the screen said it was locked ! but when he clicked start over and tried connected it to wifi
    the warning jut disappeared and it was like setting up a new iPad
  3. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    apple has this support profile page, and it never hurts to remove the device from your apple id. but that wont
    affect someone from setting up your old iPad. they just like to keep it there so they know its you when you call
    applecare or whatever!

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