How to Erase an Old iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

If you’re looking to sell or give away your old iPhone, it’s essential to erase all your personal data from it. This not only protects your privacy but also ensures that the new owner can start fresh with their own data. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of erasing an old iPhone, step by step.

Backup Your Data

Before you erase your iPhone, it’s crucial to back up all your important data. This ensures that you won’t lose any valuable information during the process. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Step 1: Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Step 2: Open the Settings app.
  • Step 3: Tap on your name at the top of the screen.
  • Step 4: Select “iCloud” from the list of options.
  • Step 5: Scroll down and tap on “iCloud Backup”.
  • Step 6: Toggle on the “iCloud Backup” option if it’s not already enabled.
  • Step 7: Tap on “Back Up Now” and wait for the backup process to complete.

Erase Your iPhone

Note: Before proceeding with erasing your iPhone, make sure that you have backed up all your important data as mentioned in the previous section.

To erase your old iPhone and restore it to its factory settings, follow these steps:

  • If you have an Apple Watch paired with your iPhone:
    • Step 1: Unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone by going to the Apple Watch app and selecting “Unpair Apple Watch”.
    • Step 2: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the unpairing process.
  • If you have Find My iPhone enabled:
    • Step 1: Open the Settings app.
    • Step 2: Tap on your name at the top of the screen.
    • Step 3: Select “iCloud” from the list of options.
    • Step 4: Scroll down and tap on “Find My iPhone”.
    • Step 5: Toggle off the “Find My iPhone” option.
  • Erase your iPhone:
    • To erase your iPhone, follow these steps:

      1. Step 1: Open the Settings app.

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