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a couple of iPhone setup questions
Posted by: wurm
Date: December 29, 2017 07:23PM
1. Since buying my iPhone SE several months ago, my previous iPhone 5s has just been sitting in a drawer "just in case". Well, the other day I saw my brother tediously texting someone using his old flip phone and I thought it might be nice to offer him the 5s. The thing is, he doesn't own (nor does he plan to get) a computer. Can he still effectively use an iPhone without access to a computer?

2. Also, I noticed when I log onto iTunes with my computer I see that the only device associated with my Apple ID is (for example) "john Smith's iPhone". Well, that was the default and I never bothered to change it when I set it up. But that was also the ID associated with my old 5s. How do I de-activate that ID from the 5s without also deactivating my SE?
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Re: a couple of iPhone setup questions
Posted by: Golfer
Date: December 29, 2017 07:26PM
1. Yes, works fine without a computer.

2. If you are still signed in the your Apple ID on the old phone, simply sign-out. The easiest thing to do to get rid off all your settings and data on the phone would be to restore it as a new phone using iTunes.
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Re: a couple of iPhone setup questions
Posted by: wurm
Date: December 29, 2017 07:34PM
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Golfer
1. Yes, works fine without a computer.

2. If you are still signed in the your Apple ID on the old phone, simply sign-out. The easiest thing to do to get rid off all your settings and data on the phone would be to restore it as a new phone using iTunes.

Thanks for the quick reply. Is restoring as new phone using iTunes better than simple doing a reset with General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings?
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Re: a couple of iPhone setup questions
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 29, 2017 07:52PM
Millions and millions never use a phone with a computer.

General reset works great. Setup 2 older iPads this week that same way for brand new people, reset and done.



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Re: a couple of iPhone setup questions
Posted by: Winston
Date: December 29, 2017 08:09PM
Note: you have to turn off "Find my iPhone" to fully reset it. If this is not done the phone will stay tied to your Apple account. I think it prompts you to do this.


Good luck.

- Winston



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Re: a couple of iPhone setup questions
Posted by: wurm
Date: December 29, 2017 08:09PM
Okay, thanks. So it seems the key is to first turn off Find My Phone, log out of iTunes and App Store, and iCloud if necessary, then Reset.
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Re: a couple of iPhone setup questions
Posted by: GGD
Date: December 29, 2017 09:04PM
Apple has a step by step guide.

[support.apple.com]
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Re: a couple of iPhone setup questions
Posted by: wurm
Date: December 29, 2017 10:08PM
Yep. That's what I found and used.
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Re: a couple of iPhone setup questions
Posted by: graylocks
Date: December 30, 2017 12:09AM
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jdc
Millions and millions never use a phone with a computer.

my son hasn't had a computer for over two years now. the iPhone IS his computer.



"Success isn't about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people's lives."--Michelle Obama
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