[Quick Guide] How to Set Up Used iPhone iPad for New User

Want to give your device to someone else? Here is a step-by-step guide to help you set up used iPhone/iPad for new user.


By Lena / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Why Set Up Used iPhone/iPad for New User?

When you want to clear iPhone/iPad to sell or give it to someone else, you should take some actions to set up the used device for the new user.

● On the one hand, you certainly don't want your personal information to be obtained by others, so you need to delete the data information.
● On the other hand, no one wants a device stuffed with all of the previous owner's personal letters, so you need to get that information out of there.

In a word, setting up used iPhone/iPad not only ensures that personal privacy is not compromised but also makes it easier for new users to use. Let’s start to see how to set up used iPhone/iPad for new user.

How to Set Up Used iPhone iPad for New User

Whether you want to give your iPad to your family or want to wipe iPhone for trade in, you can follow the steps below to set up used iPad/iPhone for new user.

Step 1. Back up Important Data

First of all, backup your iPhone or iPad. To set up used iPhone or iPad, you should erase your device to factory settings and all content on the device will be removed. If you have a copy of your information, you can easily restore important photos, contacts, messages, and more in the future.

You can choose to backup your iPhone/iPad with iTunes or iCloud. However, neither of them supports selective backup and restore. They will make a backup package for your device and you cannot view the backup files until you restore them to device. If you prefer a simpler way to back up your iPhone/iPhone - only backup important data, you can turn to FoneTool for help.

FoneTool is one professional iOS data management tool for Windows users.

● Its Selective Backup feature lets you backup selected contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, etc.
● It lets you backup important data to a folder on computer and external hard drive. For example, you can backup iPhone files to USB flash drive.
● The backup files are accessible and you can check your backup files within the tool any time you want.
● When performing the restore, there is no need to reset your device and it will not erase any existing data.

How to Backup iPhone and iPad

1. Download, install and launch FoneTool.

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7
Secure Download

2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to computer.

3. Choose Phone Backup > Go to Selective Backup and click Get Started.

Custom Backup

If you want to backup all content and settings quickly, please choose Full Backup.
If you want to transfer music, photos, videos, contacts from iPhone/iPad to computer, please choose Phone Transfer.

4. You can click an icon to preview and select the data you want to backup.

Choose Contacts

5. You can click Backup Storage Path to select a path to save your data > Click Start Backup.

Start Backup

6. When backup is complete, you can go to Backup History to check the backup task. Here you can view the backup files, restore the backup, or delete the backup.

Backup Tasks

Step 2. Log Out of iCloud

It is very important to make sure that the Apple ID is deleted. The iCloud and personal information are closely related and you should disconnect your iCloud from your device.

Go to Settings > Tap [your name] > Tap Sign Out > Enter the passcode to turn off Find My iPhone > Tap Sign Out to confirm.

Sigh Out of iCloud

Step 3. Erase your iPhone/iPad

This is the last step if you want to set up used iPhone/iPad for new user. There are two ways to choose.

● If you want to give your device to your family, you can go to Settings to erase all content and settings.
● If you are going to sell your iPhone/iPad, it’s recommended to let a professional iOS Data Eraser help you deeply clear everything from your device.

Method 1. Erase iPhone/iPad via Settings

Go to Settings > Tap General > Tap Reset (Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset in  iOS 15 and later) > Choose Erase All Content and Settings > Enter your passcode to confirm. When the iPhone is reset to factory settings, it will restart as if it was brand new.

Erase All Content and Settings

Method 2. Deeply Erase iPhone/iPad to Prevent Data Leakage

If you want to wipe iPhone before selling it, you can let the data erase function of FoneTool help you deeply scan and erase all deleted and existing data on iPhone or iPad. It will erase the data multiple times to make sure there is no software that can recover your information.

1. Launch FoneTool > Connect your iPhone or iPad to computer via the USB cable.

2. Click Toolbox and choose iPhone Eraser.

Erase iPhone

3. Adjust the settings according to your situation.

Erase Options

4. Click Erase Data > Click Yes to confirm.

Final Words

That’s all about how to set up used iPhone/iPad for new user. When the above steps are completed, your device will look like a new one. The new user will definitely appreciate your thoughtful preparation. When the new user gets the device, all he/she needs to do is turn it on and start using it.

Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of FoneTool, she covers backup & restore, and phone data management and so on. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.