How to Securely Erase Your iPhone

Upgrading your iPhone? Here's how to securely erase your data from it.
Zach Zach (249)
5 minutes

When selling or trading in your old iPhone, it's a good idea to securely erase its contents so that Skynet can't assimilate you. Here's how to do that.

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Navigate to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone and toggle it off.

Navigate to Settings and click on your name. Scroll to the bottom, and tap "Sign Out".

Navigate to Settings > General > Reset and tap "Erase All Content and Settings".

Remove your iPhone's SIM card easily!
1 minute

Whether you've bought a new iPhone and need to switch out your SIM cards, got a new SIM card for your iPhone, or are doing some much-needed troubleshooting due to recent cellular service issues, you will need to be able to remove your SIM card. Unfortunately, removing a SIM can be tricky at times, especially if you have never removed your SIM card or don't consider yourself very tech-savvy. Don't be intimidated by the SIM removal process, I promise it is easier than it looks. All you need to properly remove your SIM card is your iPhone and a SIM removal tool. Every time you buy an iPhone it comes with a SIM removal tool, which looks a lot like a paperclip. A lot of iPhone users accidentally throw out this handy tool. If you no longer have a SIM removal tool, use a paperclip or the back of an earring. Do not try using anything sharp or easily breakable. Now that you have everything you need to remove your SIM card, let's get started!