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Over the subsequent few months, tens of millions of iPhone customers are going to be upgrading to the iPhone 14. And as a part of that improve, they are going to be wiping their earlier iPhones prepared for resale or passing on to a member of the family.

For those who’re going to be a kind of individuals, learn on.

You don’t need to mess up this switch, as a result of not solely may you lose information, however the subsequent individual may find yourself being unable to use the iPhone you bought or gave them. Observe these steps for a profitable end result for each of you.

1. Replace

Earlier than you even take into consideration wiping your outdated iPhone, there are some issues that it is best to do. I am going to assume that you simply’re promoting an iPhone that is nonetheless being supported and is able to working iOS 15.

These are the iPhones that may run iOS 15:

  • iPhone 13 / 13 Mini / 13 Professional / 13 Professional Max
  • iPhone 12 / 12 Mini / 12 Professional / 12 Professional Max
  • iPhone 11 / 11 Professional / 11 Professional Max
  • iPhone XS / XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s / 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st technology)
  • iPhone SE (2nd technology)

In case your iPhone is considered one of these and shouldn’t be working the most recent model of iOS 15, then I like to recommend upgrading to the most recent launch to get the very best expertise.

2. Look out for apps that want further handholding throughout a switch

Subsequent, some apps — particularly banking apps in my expertise — favor it when you deactivate or deauthorize them on the outdated iPhone earlier than shifting to a new handset. 

It isn’t you can’t nonetheless get the service to work, however you’ll have to leap via extra hoops to make that occur.

I would positively verify any banking and monetary apps for any particular course of concerned in shifting them to a new handset and care for that up entrance.

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3. Shield your information

Subsequent up, I would like you to take into consideration your information. How upset would you be when you misplaced your notes, pictures, texts or different information that is in your iPhone?

Take into consideration that for a second. As a result of it is very simple to be blasé about your information whereas it is all there in your iPhone and protected.

Ensure that to again up your information. To be trustworthy, try to be doing that anyway. iCloud is the best, no-fuss technique. To do that, faucet on Settings > [your name] > iCloud in your iPhone, then faucet iCloud Backup to start the method.

Do not have sufficient iCloud area? Don’t fret! Apple will allow you to borrow some non permanent iCloud storage. (It helps to maintain your iPhone storage beneath management, and you actually ought to think about getting extra storage for your future backup wants.)

Additionally: Here is a hidden approach to enhance your iCloud storage

4. Prepare for the switch

Apple has made the switch course of fairly easy.

Faucet on Settings > Common and then scroll down to the underside and faucet on Switch or Reset iPhone.

You are now prepared to begin the method. 

Faucet Get Began to start the method of backing up your iPhone and preparing for the new iPhone.

Transfer or Reset iPhone screen saying Prepare for New iPhone

Apple has made transferring to a new iPhone simple.

Screenshot/Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

5. Wiping the outdated iPhone

OK, you’ve got achieved that, your information is protected, you’ve got received your new iPhone, and that is all arrange and working nice.

You are now prepared to wipe your outdated iPhone.

Keep in mind that that is a one-way avenue, and when you wipe it… The information is gone.

Faucet on Settings > Common and then scroll down to the underside and faucet on Erase All Contents and Settings

Erase This iPhone screen

Screenshot/Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

That is a one-stop-shop transfer that may:

  • wipe your information and apps
  • take away your Apple ID from the iPhone
  • disable Activation Lock, permitting the subsequent individual to activate the handset, and
  • take away all of your Apple Pockets information.

All that is wanted is the passcode and the wiping will start.

Keep in mind, when you begin this course of, there isn’t any going again!

Additionally: iOS 15 privateness and safety guidelines

6. Spring-clean your iPhone

Do not hand over a soiled, nasty iPhone to the subsequent individual.

I at all times take away any instances and display screen protectors, and give the cellphone a wipe-down with lens cleansing wipes, simply to freshen it up. Additionally, it is a good contact to give the subsequent individual a charging cable and a charger when you have a spare.

And when you nonetheless have the unique field, then a lot the higher. 

Now you’ll be able to calm down and take pleasure in your new iPhone!

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