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I have an unlocked iPhone 4S that I would like to lend to a family member - they will put in their own SIM.

My plan is to do a factory reset before lending it to them.

Questions;
1. Is it safe for me to unauthorize the phone from my iTunes account (should I / do I even need to do this)?
2. Can I expect to be able to do a restore from a backup when I get the phone back?
3. Should they be able to authorize the phone onto their iTunes account without problem?

Can anyone see any problems with doing this?

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You should be fine. Your iPhone will be deauthorized when you factory reset it, so make sure it's properly unlocked (official Apple unlocks or buying the phone unlocked directly from Apple will survive a reset; others will probably not).

When you get the phone back, factory reset it again and resync it to your iTunes and you'll be good to go.
 

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Brilliant, thank you.

It's an Apple retail unlocked phone so I'm not worried about the unlocking part at all. Just worried about getting the phone back to the same state it was in before I lend it out.

Cheers.
 
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