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Sometimes we need to let go of things and accessories for a whole number of reasons. It may be due to a crunch in financial availability or 

let’s say because its effectiveness has reduced or maybe you want to make space for a newer one in its place. In this case, let’s assume that you want to get yourself an upgraded version, and selling your old iPhone seems to be an excellent start to this objective, want to know how? – then this piece of information might be what you are looking for!

However, before letting go of your old phone, you need to make sure that it is usable for the next person who will have his hands on it. So Let’s discover the ways you could achieve that scenario.

1. Removal of your iCloud from the phone software:

It is perhaps the most crucial step to follow, so let’s begin with this. The iCloud happens to be the individualistic account linked to your mail. You set this feature up for usage when you use your phone to download apps or make any transaction.

 From your home screen, shift to the settings. You will find your iCloud account right at the top of your screen. Clicking on would bring you to a page with all the data about your backups and other settings in general. 

At the bottom, there would be a button reading, “SIGN OUT OF ICLOUD”. Enter your password, and the iCloud gets removed from the device.

2. Removal of your passcode from the device:

It will be way more efficient for you to remove your passcode than the person who receives your device. To execute this procedure, you will need to move to your phone settings. On entering there, tap on the “TOUCH ID & PASSCODE” option you see. Following that, tap on “TURN PASSCODE OFF”. It will ask you to enter your passcode and will then remove it from the device right away.

3. Backing up your iPhone device:

It is of utmost importance to have the most updated version of your phone backed up before erasing all the data. It will ensure a smooth transition to your new device without any hiccups or hindrances.

To achieve this feat:

  1. Initiate by opening the settings of your device.
  2. On entering, tap on your Apple ID banner to be found on top of the phone screen.
  3. Tap on iCloud following that, and you will proceed to the iCloud backup option.
  4. Touch that, and you will get an option reading “BACKUP NOW”.

Selecting that does your job!

4. To protect your data from infringement, factory reset your iPhone device:

We all know how valuable our data is to us, and that any infringement or meddling in it can lead to disastrous consequences. There are innumerable examples of antisocial elements that exploit individuals’ personal data to achieve their evil desires and objectives. Such actions lead the owner of the data to fall into unavoidable trouble and irreparable loss at times.

So it’s necessary to ensure the safety of your data and that no one other can then you can access it.

To factory reset your device is “the step” to remove any personal data from the phone, which is up for sale. Start with moving to phone settings. Tap on the available button. Following that, scroll to the bottom of the screen and select the “reset” option. On entering, travel onto “Erase all content and settings” and click on it. 

Tapping on it will bring up a slide on your phone screen, which will ask for your confirmation, saying “ERASE”, for the concerted action. On clicking confirm button, all of your files related to your data will get erased from the device, and the settings will revert to default.

With this, the procedure of securing your data from the to-be handed over device reaches its completion. Your work’s done!!

You will get the confirmation of whether the job of reset has been executed, once you are back on the white welcome screen of your device.

5. Give it a new look!

Try to clean the exterior look of your device as much as you can. It would work a lot in the way of making your device look new and appealing.

Your phone is now completely ready for selling, gifting, or replacing. The customer who would be buying your phone, won’t get any traces of your personal information on the phone. The cleaner look supports its cause for sale. We hope this guide was helpful. Wishing you good luck!