If you’re using iOS 14 or earlier, go to Settings and tap your name, then tap find my and turn off find my iphone. Faucet Apple ID at the top left, go back and scroll down to tap Sign out. You will need to enter your password and press Sign out Again.
You are now ready to clean the iPhone. Go to Settings > General and scroll to Transfer or Reset iPhone. Faucet Erase all content and settings. You will be asked to confirm, and it may take a few minutes to complete the process.
How to Factory Reset Your Android Phone
Start by backing up your Android phone, then remove all MicroSD cards and your SIM card. Remember to use the backup feature in specific apps (like WhatsApp) and transfer codes from apps like Google Authenticator.
Android has an anti-theft measure called Factory Reset Protection (FRP). This means that even after erasing an Android phone, you need the last Google account login to set it up again. This should only trigger if you use the recovery menu to wipe your phone, but here’s how to disable FRP anyway. Delete your Google account (we recommend deleting all of your accounts at once). You can do it in Settings while typing Passwords and Accounts. Select each in turn and press Delete account.
Now you can erase Android phone, but this process is slightly different depending on who made your phone. On a Google Pixel, for example, go to Settings > System > Reset options > Erase all data (factory reset) > Erase all data (you will need to enter your PIN code). On a Samsung Galaxy S23, navigate to Settings > General Management > Resetand choose Factory data reset. Scroll down and tap ResetSO Delete all (you may need to enter your Samsung account details).
That’s it. Your device is ready for the next phase of its life. Here are some ideas on what to do with your old phone. You can even try setting it up as a security camera!