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Getting Ready to Sell iPhone 5s

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Getting Ready to Sell iPhone 5s

Erase Your Data Before You Sell iPhone 5s Online

Before you sell iPhone 5s online, set it to its factory default state for the new owner. Remove all your personal data and any valuable information, in order to protect your privacy. Here is how you should proceed: Back up your device. Sign out of iCloud. Erase all content and settings. This way, the next owner will be able to activate the device without any problem.

You can remove all settings from your iPhone by tapping Erase All Content and Settings. This procedure will erase your old iPhone.

Before removing all settings and information however, ensure that you have an iCloud or iTunes backup and that it is up to date. (Just in case you wish to recover the data again).

Remember, when you select to Erase All Content and Settings, the process can take from a few minutes to several hours. This time depends on the storage capacity of your iPhone. (Don’t forget to connect your device to a charger. Leave it connected until the process is complete!).

Was your iPhone not able to remove all the settings and data due to some technical issues? In this case select Erase All Content and Settings option again.

Note that the iPhone 5s uses iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system, which is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. User’s interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions within the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface. Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to shaking the device or rotating it vertically.

Your iPhone can act as a hotspot, sharing its internet connection over WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB, and also accesses the App Store, an online application distribution platform for iOS developed and maintained by Apple. The service allows users to browse and download applications from the iTunes Store, that were developed with Xcode and the iOS SDK, and then were published through Apple.

As Apple explains in its iPhone 5s Manual User Guide, the iPhone 5s can play music, movies, television shows, ebooks, audiobooks, as well as podcasts and can sort its media library by songs, artists, albums, videos, playlists, genres, composers, podcasts, audiobooks, and compilations. Options are always presented alphabetically, except in playlists, which retain their order from iTunes. Users can also rotate their device horizontally to landscape mode, in order to access Cover Flow. Like on iTunes, this feature shows the different album covers in a scroll-through photo library. Scrolling is achieved by swiping a finger across the screen. Alternatively, headset controls can be used to pause, play, skip, and repeat tracks. On the 5, the volume can be changed with the included Apple Earphones, and the Voice Control feature can be used to identify a track, play songs in a playlist or by a specific artist, or create a Genius playlist.

The iPhone 5 has Siri, that allows the user to operate the iPhone by spoken commands. For example, “What is the weather going to be like?” will generate a spoken response like “The weather is to be cloudy and rainy and drop to 54 degrees today”. For usability reasons, third-party applications cannot currently respond to voice commands. The commands given do not have to be formulated using rigidly determined wording; natural language can be used. Siri is accessed by holding down the home button rather than tapping it. The software was improved in iOS 6 to include the ability to make restaurant reservations, launch apps, dictate Facebook or Twitter updates, retrieve movie reviews and detailed sports statistics.


To set up and activate your iPhone, turn on the phone and follow the Setup Assistant. It will guide you through the setup process, including connecting to a Wi-Fi network, signing in with or creating a free Apple ID, setting up iCloud, turning on recommended features such as Location Services and Find My Phone, and activating iPhone with your carrier. You can also restore from an iCloud or iTunes backup during setup.

Activation can be done over a Wi-Fi network, or over your carrier’s cellular network (not available in all areas). If neither option is available, you need to connect your iPhone 5s to your computer and run iTunes for activation.


You may need to connect the iPhone to your computer in order to complete activation. Connecting iPhone to your computer: Use the Lightning to USB Cable provided with the device.


iPhone connects to the Internet whenever necessary, by using a Wi-Fi connection if available (or your carrier’s cellular network).

Note: If a Wi-Fi connection to the Internet is not available, some iPhone apps and services may transfer data over your carrier’s cellular network, which may result in additional fees. Contact your carrier for information about your cellular data plan rates.


You will need an Apple ID which will be your user name for a free account that lets you access Apple services, such as the iTunes Store, the App Store, and iCloud. You will need only one Apple ID for everything you do with Apple. Keep in mind, that there may be charges for services and products that you use, purchase or rent.


  • Apple – The official website.
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