What To Do Before I Sell Or Give Away My iPhone?

By | June 22, 2018

If I am selling my original iPhone 6, and I have gone through settings and erased everything on the iPhone. Is there any way for someone to get my personal information off of the phone? Anybody know?

steps to do before you sell iphone

Before you sell or give away your device, you shouldn’t manually delete your contacts, calendars, reminders, documents, photos, or any other iCloud information while you’re signed in to iCloud with your Apple ID. This would delete your content from the iCloud servers and any of your devices signed in to iCloud. Follow these steps:

Tip One: Back up your important data

Method one: Back your iPhone via iTunes or iCloud

Apple gives us two tradition to back up your iOS devices. Once you enable iCloud backup, it will automatically back up for you whenever you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network. Or you can just open iTunes and connect your device to your computer, select your iPhone, iPad, or iPod when it appears in iTunes and click “back up now”.

Method two: Selectively transfer your iPhone documents to computer

Actually, both iTunes and iCloud have limitations. The progress would take takes hours to complete and you are not allowed to read the backed up data without restoring it.

iFonebox is a professional third-party tool which can help you move your current data to computer separately. It’s highly efficient and very easy to use. It can also help you extract up to 17 kinds of data from iTunes/iCloud backup, like contacts, photos, call logs, safari history, calendar events, WeChat data, WhatsApp data, etc. It’s fully compatible with both Windows and Mac systems. It’s necessary for you to download the suitable version for your computer. Next we will show you the detailed instructions.





Step one: Launch iFonebox

Connect your iPhone to the computer, in this interface, you’ll see “Next” in blue area, click it to continue. It’s necessary to enable the flight mode and keep the USB cable connected stable during the progress.

Recover from ios device

Step two: Scan data

It will scan automatically after you click the “Messages” icon, it might take your some time, please wait patiently.

Mode one interface

Step three: Extract data

Now you can recover the messages you want from backup, choose the items you want to restore and click the “Recover to pc” button.


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