How to reset iPhone before selling?

When you want to sell an used iPhone, you need to reset it to factory settings. Resetting your iPhone will delete all of your personal information and revert the phone back to Apple’s original software system.

Don’t forget to back up your iPhone to iCloud or iTunes before you wipe it from your device.

You can reset your iPhone within 3 steps. It's quite easy.

Step 1: Tap Settings > General > Reset

Step 1: Tap Settings > General > Reset, then tap Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 2: Enter your passcode or Apple ID password if required

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Step 3: Wait for your device to erase

It may take a few minutes to completely erase your data, depending on how much you have stored on your iPhone. Once the deletion is completed, your device will restart as new.

Reset iPhone/iPad/iPod with 0 recoverability

However, this resetting is not 100% safe. Erased content can be recovered easily with third-party recovery tools. An unscrupulous buyer may use third-party recovery tools and try to gain access to your personal information, such as social media profiles, your financial information and even your personal photos and videos.

So before selling your iPhone, you need to make sure all content is unrecoverable and your privacy is 100% safe. Thus you need a professional tool to reset your iPhone.

Ondesoft FoneClean is a professional iOS eraser that allows you easily wipe all data and settings from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touchand make them 100% unrecoverable.

Step 1 Install and run Ondesoft FoneClean on your computer. Connect the iPhone to the computer. A few seconds later, the device should be recognized by the program.

Step 2 Select Erase All Data, and click the Erase button. It will start the erasing process.

Step 3 When the process is done, the program indicates that erasing is completed. After your iPhone restarts, all your personal information has been removed permanently.

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If you can't reset your device

If you don't remember your passcode or Apple ID password for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or your device is disabled, learn how to reset iPhone/iPad/iPod without passcode .