How do I transfer an old iPhone to a friend?

Episode 1627 (31:07)

Neil from Phoenix, Arizona
iPhone 2018

Neil bought a new iPhone and wants to give his old iPhone X to a family member. How can he transfer the phone and number to them? Leo says that since Neil has Verizon, he has to have the phone unlocked, and they will do it with a request. But it's as simple as taking the SIM out: you'll want it with your new phone anyway. Then, you'll also want to erase the phone and restore it back to the factory settings. It would also be a good idea to backup your old phone before you do it so that you can restore all your settings and apps onto your new Phone. You're also going to release the phone with an iCloud password. Moving forward, you'll be able to buy a simless unlocked phone straight from Apple.