Ready to Sell? Erase Your iPhone 6 Plus: A Guide for Protecting Your Personal Data 




Flipsy.com shows you the extra steps you need to take to erase your iPhone 6 Plus and safely sell it.

If you're ready to sell your iPhone 6 Plus it's critical you completely erase your data first, including your cloud connections, online accounts, bank access, credit card numbers, and photos. If you don't, your data will be at risk and you will be more susceptible to identity theft. Unfortunately, many guides omit critical steps necessary to completely wipe your device. Here, Flipsy.com fills in the blanks so you can safely sell your iPhone 6 Plus.

STEP 1: Turn off iMessage (optional)

You only need to complete this step if you're switching to a non-iOS (Apple) device.
  • Browse to SETTINGS > MESSAGES and turn iMessage off
  • Browse to SETTINGS > FACETIME and turn FaceTime off

STEP 2: Delete credit cards from Safari

In STEP 3, you'll delete your Touch ID fingerprint impressions and credit card numbers from iPhone 6 Plus storage, but Safari could retain your credit card information. Let's clear that now.
  • Browse to SETTINGS > SAFARI > AUTOFILL > CREDIT CARDS
  • If any credit cards are stored there, delete them


STEP 3: Erase your iPhone 6 Plus

In this step you'll complete several critical actions in one fell swoop: disable Activation Lock, turn off Find My iPhone, delete ApplePay and Wallet credit card information and Touch ID impressions, and reset your iPhone 6 Plus to factory settings
  • Browse to SETTINGS > GENERAL > RESET
  • Select ERASE ALL CONTENT AND SETTINGS
  • Enter your passcode
  • Select ERASE IPHONE
  • Enter your iCloud passcode
  • Select ERASE
  • Remove your SIM card


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STEP 4: Disconnect iCloud, iTunes in the Cloud, and Apple ID

Be sure to disconnect cloud services manually from another device.

Disconnect iCloud
  • Sign in to iCloud and browse to ACCOUNT DETAILS
  • Find your iPhone 6 Plus under DEVICES and remove it

Disconnect iTunes in the Cloud
  • Launch iTunes and browse to your account section
  • Find ITUNES IN THE CLOUD and click MANAGE DEVICES
  • Find your iPhone 6 Plus on the list, then click REMOVE

Disconnect your Apple ID
  • Log in to your Apple ID account
  • Browse to PASSWORD AND SECURITY > ADD OR REMOVE TRUSTED DEVICES
  • Find your iPhone 6 Plus on the list, then click REMOVE

Complete all the steps? Good job - your iPhone 6 Plus is now safe to sell!