Friend wants to buy iPhone

Fiona Brennan

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I have a friend who is interested in buying my iPhone. I plan to upgrade. Before I sell it, how do I wipe my iPhone? I want to be sure all of my information has been completely removed.
 
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Either hook it up to iTunes and restore as new or go to settings- general -reset- erase all content and settings.
 
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How do I wipe my phone?
Make sure you restore your iPhone entirely as Bitewound said, preferably using iTunes, but also remove the sim card. Which iPhone is it? Depending on the iPhone, the sim card slot is located in a different location.
 

Fiona Brennan

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When you say remove the sim,is that after I erase my phone?
Then I put it back in when I restore to factory settings?
It is a iPhone 4....
 
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When you say remove the sim,is that after I erase my phone?
Then I put it back in when I restore to factory settings?
It is a iPhone 4....
You can remove the sim at anytime. Just don't keep it in there when you sell it.

You can restore to factory settings using iTunes, and then remove the SIM card. The sim slot should be on the left side of the iPhone 4. As the Internet says, since they didn't give us iPhone 4 users a sim removal tool, you can use a paper clip edge and put It in the hole and it'll pop out. Remove sim and then put the tray back in
 

Fiona Brennan

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Cheers guys,I always thought that the buyer gets the sim as well!
But when he/she gets my iPhone there carrier they give them a SIM card?
I always thought that when you erase the phone and settings you erase the SIM card to!
 
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Cheers guys,I always thought that the buyer gets the sim as well!
But when he/she gets my iPhone there carrier they give them a SIM card?
I always thought that when you erase the phone and settings you erase the SIM card to!
The SIM card can very well still have your information on it, which is why you need to remove it before selling it. They will get a new SIM card from their carrier. :)
 

Fiona Brennan

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Thanks moneymaker,I really appreciate all this