URGENT How to make sure iPhone is clear of my Apple ID

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  1. apple111115 macrumors regular

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    So, long story short, I sell my iPhone every year and get the new one. I have done this for about five years with no problem. Anyways, I was setting up my new iPhone 7 Plus yesterday and was having issues so I decided to restore to factory settings and start over. When I plugged it in to iTunes it said that the phone was tied with my Apple ID and I needed the password to do stuff to the phone. This obviously wasn't an issue because it's my phone, but is this going to happen now to the person I sell my 6s Plus to? I factory cleared it and it is on the "Hello" set up screen. Will they be able to use it without my password? In hindsight I should have logged out of my apple id before clearing it....

    Anyways I have to ship it out within the hour most likely so any help with this would be awesome. Thanks! :)
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You need to log out of Find My iPhone (turn it off) at a MINIMUM. Otherwise any new owner will have an iCloud Activation locked phone - a worthless paperweight for them.
     
  3. apple111115 thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    It's best to do it BEFORE you restore a phone.

    But follow the above directions since you restored first.
     
  6. apple111115 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay, I actually just set it up again as a new iphone, signed in with all of my info, and then logged out from find my iphone, logged out of i cloud, and itunes.....now I can erase safely, right? Thanks guys! :)
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Right. No problem!
     

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