Best/easiest way to wipe/clear data from (non-JB) iPhone 4S?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MacJackson, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    #1
    I need to return my iPhone 4S to Apple and need to delete all my pics, data, etc. from it. Obviously I will take out the SIM card and I know about iwipe but from what I can tell so far that is only for jailbroken phones. I know about the Settings>General>Reset>Erase All Content and Settings but from what I'm reading this isn't going to really prevent someone from finding whatever info is left on the phone if they really want to do it. Can anyone point me in the right direction to get this stuff cleared off? And if I do 'Erase all Content and Settings' do I have to do any restore before I send it back to Apple?
     
  2. macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Location:
    Iowa
    #3
    1) Remove SIM and do not ever put it back in the phone
    2) Erase all content and settings

    If it's going back to Apple, they'll shred anything left on it anyway... so even residual data (If you believe there is any) should be gone at that point.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    #4
    Thanks to you both. Since it's going back to Apple, should I still restore it after I erase all content and settings? (Hmm, or is that even possible?)
     
  5. macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #5
    Just restore it without a SIM card and set it up as a new iPhone.
     

Share This Page