Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: How to remove old Apple ID?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    192
    Feedback Score
    0

    How to remove old Apple ID?

    I just received an iPhone 4 from eBay but when I go to the App Store, the previous owner's Apple ID pops up. How can I start fresh with my Apple ID?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,258
    Phones
    4[s]
    LG
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ggking7 View Post
    I just received an iPhone 4 from eBay but when I go to the App Store, the previous owner's Apple ID pops up. How can I start fresh with my Apple ID?

    Go to settings then store. Touch the ID there and hit sign out. When you sign back in, use your own ID.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    15,971
    Phones
    AT&T Apple iPhone 5S
    AT&T Apple iPhone 5S
    Carrier
    AT&T Mobility
    Feedback Score
    0
    If the seller reset the telephone prior to selling, all the previous owner's information would have been wiped out. The purchaser should have reset the telephone before using it. Who know what the previous owner had installed on the telephone, especially if it were jailbroken?
    Earl F. Parrish

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    15,971
    Phones
    AT&T Apple iPhone 5S
    AT&T Apple iPhone 5S
    Carrier
    AT&T Mobility
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ILuvMyMac View Post
    Go to settings then store. Touch the ID there and hit sign out. When you sign back in, use your own ID.
    If more than one account is on the telephone, there will be a prompt for selecting which account to use. Signing on with a different account does not remove the other account.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    192
    Feedback Score
    0
    How can I reset the phone so that all old data is wiped out including the old Apple ID?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    21
    Feedback Score
    0
    Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. (Assuming your on iOS 6)

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    192
    Feedback Score
    0
    It turns out my wife spent a long time yesterday adding all of her contacts to the iPhone. Can I keep or backup/restore the contacts and wipe out everything else?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    The Midwest
    Posts
    1,536
    Carrier
    AT&T or compatible
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ggking7 View Post
    It turns out my wife spent a long time yesterday adding all of her contacts to the iPhone. Can I keep or backup/restore the contacts and wipe out everything else?
    Well, there is a long way to do it, depending on your desktop computer platform, though I would have wiped the phone back to factory, the first thing, before turning it on, even.

    It may be easier to data enter in all your contacts and addresses using a personal information manager program on your desktop computer, such as Microsoft's Outlook or Apple's Mail, or Google's web based email program. If all that info has been entered or stored previously, just wipe the phone and import the PIM info.

    You could use iCloud. Just back up your contacts from the iPhone to iCloud. You can choose what you want synced up to iCloud, from the phone. Just choose contacts as the only thing, no apps or photos or anything other. Then do a factory reset-restore to factory of the iPhone. Then log into iCloud with the iPhone and watch your contacts magically appear on the iPhone. Just make sure you are using your Apple ID, not the previous owner's

    http://www.apple.com/icloud/setup/
    Last edited by Doolie; 10-27-2012 at 11:05 AM.
    Q: Would you patronize a streetwalker?

    A: No, I would treat her as an equal.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    192
    Feedback Score
    0
    Thanks Doolie, we're working on the iCloud method now.

    Then do a factory reset-restore to factory of the iPhone.
    This should be done via the following?

    Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    15,971
    Phones
    AT&T Apple iPhone 5S
    AT&T Apple iPhone 5S
    Carrier
    AT&T Mobility
    Feedback Score
    0
    You can also choose Erase All Settings, which gets rid of accounts for email and Apple Stores. Contents such as Contacts, Apps and Messages would remain unaffected. I did not see that choice for earlier iOS versions than iOS 6.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    The Midwest
    Posts
    1,536
    Carrier
    AT&T or compatible
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ggking7 View Post
    Thanks Doolie, we're working on the iCloud method now.


    This should be done via the following?

    Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings
    I suppose you can do that, though, I would just plug the iPhone into iTunes on your desktop computer select the iPhone from the "Devices" tab in the left hand "Library" column and click "Restore" from the "Summary" tab window pane that first displays when you open your iOS device in iTunes.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    192
    Feedback Score
    0
    All done, thanks everyone!

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-07-2010, 10:56 AM
  2. How to remove old log-in data on LX 2009?
    By PJStock42 in forum T-Mobile Sidekick
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-21-2009, 12:27 PM
  3. How to clean the touch screen? I removed old protector, left glue behind
    By alphaivt in forum Windows Mobile (Before 7)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-23-2008, 08:49 PM
  4. How to remove A drive on old laptop? pls Help
    By jomnette in forum Tech Talk
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 12-13-2005, 12:20 AM
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-06-2005, 03:31 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks