Sold iPhones appearing on Find My Devices

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  1. zooby, Nov 5, 2013
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  2. firedept macrumors 603

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    iCloud: Remove your device.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    How would it drain your battery?
    All you have to do is remove the device from your iCloud account.
     
  4. zooby, Nov 6, 2013
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  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nothing will happen to you. You will be fine.
    It will just erase that phone next time it connects online.
     
  6. zooby, Nov 6, 2013
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  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, most likely.
    Sorry for them:D
     
  8. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    You should always erase the device completely before selling it.
     
  9. fallenapple99 macrumors member

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    The ones that have been wiped just show up because you never removed them, you cannot do a wipe on them as the phone is no longer signed into your apple account under your name. Once someone else signs in with there apple id they become the phones new master.
     
  10. zooby, Nov 7, 2013
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  11. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Remember that Apple added in an "extra" security step.

    You Must erase your @me email account and THEN erase all content and settings...iy seems many are forgetting this step...hence phones are still appearing.
     
  12. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    Or simply turn off 'Find My Phone' in your iCloud account settings before erasing all content and settings...
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If these sold/traded in devices were on iOS 6 or earlier, than if you wiped the device, but didn't manually remove your iCloud account, you would need to manually remove it from Find My iPhone (in which case clicking the Erase option does nothing).
     
  14. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    The real question should be...Why would you ever use Gazelle?
     
  15. PNutts macrumors 601

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    He's not the one with strangers running around with phones appearing on your account.

    Those extra steps are no longer necessary. All you need to do is erase all contents and settings and the phone is removed from your iCloud account, Find My Phone disabled, etc.
     
  16. zooby, Nov 8, 2013
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