Do you replace or upgrade your iPhone regularly? If so, it makes sense to give or sell your old one to a friend or family member. It is essential that you follow some steps to avoid giving your personal information unwittingly into the hands of someone else.
Things to do before saying goodbye to your cell phone
● Don’t forget to back up your mobile phone.
The data on your current device is precious, so don’t lose it when you give away or sell your phone. Backing up your phone to your computer or iCloud is essential.
You can speed up the process by deleting all unnecessary apps, photos and documents before backing up your device. This reduces the backup size and thus the time it takes to complete the backup process.
next,[設定]Apps >[一般]>[iPhone の転送またはリセット]>[開始]You can create an iCloud backup by going to If you have a free 5GB iCloud plan, or you’re running out of space, you can temporarily back up your device for 21 days and restore it to a new device.
If you don’t want to use iCloud for your backups, you can use the iTunes software to back up your files, photos, and documents on your local computer.
To create a local backup on Mac:
- Connect your phone to your Mac and open the iTunes software on your computer.
- [デバイス]Select your iPhone in the section.
- Right click on the device and select[バックアップ]Choose.
If you have purchased items that still need to be transferred to your computer, you can right-click on your phone and select Transfer purchased items. This will initiate the transfer of your purchases before the backup is created.
● Unpair your smartphone and Mac
Syncing your phone and Mac makes your life easier. But if you’re giving away or selling your phone, you’ll need to learn how to unpair your iPhone and MacBook.
First, sign out of your Apple ID and iCloud.To do this, on your smartphone[設定]Go to Apps and tap your name[サインアウト]Tap. When asked if you want to keep a copy of your keychain, contacts, and other data, leave them off as they are not needed on this iPhone.
To disconnect your phone from your Mac, you also need to turn off Bluetooth.[設定]>[Bluetooth], and turn on the Bluetooth toggle on your smartphone. Here you can see the devices you have connected in the past. Tap “i” to disconnect, then disconnect.
We recommend disconnecting your smartphone from your Mac’s Finder.
●Turn off Find My iPhone
Find My iPhone is a great feature to enable activation lock on your phone. Unfortunately, if you don’t force erase your phone by turning this off, the next owner won’t be able to use it. Therefore, Activation Lock should be disabled.
[設定]Go to > tap your name >[探す]>[iPhone を探す]> off.
● Unlock a carrier-locked phone
Is your phone locked to a carrier? If so, we recommend unlocking it so that the new owner of the phone can use it with their carrier of choice.
Additionally, unlocking the phone can increase its resale value.
● Erase everything from phone
If you give your phone to a friend or sell it to someone new, you need to make sure there is no data left on your phone. But before you erase everything on your phone, make sure you’ve backed everything up properly.
When you’re ready to erase everything on your phone,[設定]>[一般]Tap >[iPhone を転送またはリセット]>[すべてのコンテンツと設定を消去]Tap. Then read the message on the screen and[続行]Tap. Finally, follow all instructions that appear on the screen.
In addition to these, if you’re using an eSIM, don’t forget to remove it. You’ll need to contact your carrier or peruse her eSIM section on her carrier’s website. Make sure you have no trouble setting up a new eSIM on your new iPhone. If your carrier asks you to remove the eSIM plan from your current iPhone,[設定]Go to app,[セルラー]tap the second plan, tap[セルラー プランの削除]Choose.
Apple constantly surprises users by introducing new and improved handsets with better features and upgrades. So it’s only natural that you’d want to upgrade your iPhone regularly. However, before you sell, trade in, or give away your old phone, you should follow the steps outlined in this guide. This is how you can make sure your data and personal information are safe and ready to give away your phone.