How to Remove Data From Your iPhone
Now that you've made the smart move to sell your iPhone back to ePelican, you want to make sure those "private photos" don't end up catching the eyes of someone they weren't intended for. It's imperative that you remove data from your iPhone before it leaves your possession. Although you may think that your password of "1,2,3,4" is secure but I hate to break it to you, it's not. Unless you're a targeted celebrity, removing all of your personal information will permanently delete all the data on your iPhone, leaving you worry free about scandalous pictures, not-so-politically-correct text messages, and vengeful emails.
Follow these steps to learn how to remove data from your iPhone:
If you haven't backed up your device to iCloud, these next steps are for you. Side note: you should probably back up your next phone...duh!
- Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings
- You'll be asked to provide your password if you made one, simply type that in and you're good to go. Once you finish this step there is no going back, so if you're flaky or tend to immediately regret decisions, don't say you weren't warned.
Say you actually did care about your data and backed up your iPhone to the Cloud, we have a solution for clearing that out as well.
- Go to Settings > iCloud
- If you use iOS 8, tap Storage > Manage Storage > Backups. If you're using any previous iOS, tap Storage & Backup > Manage Storage
- Select your iPhone
- Tap Delete Backup. Confirm the action and choose Turn Off & Delete. This will remove the backed up data from iCloud and turn off your Backup option. Again, show no remorse when completing this step.
There you have it, that's how you remove data from your iPhone. You're now ready to sell your iPhone back to ePelican and get paid!