If you have an old iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch that you want to sell, give away, or recycle, make sure you erase all your data and personal information first. Here’s how:
- Go to Settings > General > Reset (all the way at the bottom)
- Tap Erase All Content and Settings
- Enter your passcode
- Confirm the erasure (twice!)
- Type your Apple ID password
Then everything is erased off the device — it’s as though you’re taking it out of the box for the first time.