Clear ipod touch information

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by digiphantom, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2008

    I'm getting ready to sell my ipod touch to a friend, but when I did a restore, I realized that it didn't clear all my personal info (e-mail, itunes account, etc...).

    What other steps do I need to take so that I can fully clear the present information?

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007
    Delete your iTunes backup information as it 'restores' the backup after a reset. After deleting the backup, perform another 'restore' and it should return to factory defaults.

    If in doubt, create a temporary user account and use a fresh iTunes install.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2009
    I think I have a similar problem. Since I already have an iPhone, I gave my iPod touch to a visiting cousin. I did a restore before I handed it over to the cousin. I had forgotten iTunes kept a copy of the iPod touch backup.

    Unfortunately, my cousin later called me from the airport that my e-mail address is still on and that the so store is linked to my account.

    Can my cousin simply just do a restore on his home computer with iTunes or does it need to be sent back to me? I use OSX and he has a windows machine, I don't think the touches have is compatibility problems.

    P.s make sure you change your email pass as a precaution
  4. macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    Not necessarily, after you reset/restore, iTunes asks if you want to restore it from a backup, it doesn't do it automatically.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2008
    probably the simplest way to do it if you ask me.
  6. macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    You don't want to clear the data when you sell it; you want to wipe it. That means writing over the data on the disk. Restoring it leaves that data behind but it isn't easily accessible.

    Settings / General / Reset / Erase all content and settings

    That's what you want.
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2008
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2009
    New York
    If you wanna change the itunes account that is default for the ipod touch you can plug the ipod into a computer,open itunes go to the store ans log out of the account and log in to the account you want tobe default on the ipod then sync it. That should work
  9. macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2009
    Alright, so I jailbroke my iPod and a week later as it was trying to restart my springboard, it froze, so I tried resetting it but all that appeared was the apple symbol and it hasn't gone away.. I was wondering what i could do to fix it.

  10. macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2010

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