If you plan on upgrading to a newer iPhone model or otherwise have personal data you want to preserve, use these simple steps to back up your apps and files:
Once you start the backup, iTunes will automatically store a snapshot of your programs and data on your computer.
The preferred method of resetting your iPhone uses the built-in recovery mode. To prepare, completely power off your device and disconnect it from your computer, then follow these steps:
This process clears your personal data and performs a fresh install of Apple's latest firmware, ensuring that your phone's software is up-to-date.
You can also reset your iPhone settings and data without a computer through the iPhone's Settings menu. Navigate through Settings > General > Reset and select Erase All Content and Settings. This process usually takes longer to complete than the preferred method and does not upgrade the phone's software.
A fresh install of the firmware makes for a great first impression, but regardless of whether you decide to reset your iPhone before shipment, rest assured that Gazelle will wipe all personal data during the inspection process.
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