How can I clear my iPhone before I sell it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sir Green Day, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Sorry if this a dumb question but I'm relatively new to IPhones.

    I'm selling my 2 3GS's tomorrow and I want to know how to clean all my stuff off my (and daughters) phone before I hand it over.

    Also, I'm getting new iPhone 4's on Thursday, so after I get them do I just log onto ITunes to restore all my apps etc. on to the new phone?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 23, 2010
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    I looked into this a year ago when I got rid of my 2G. I can't remember where I got it from, but this is how it goes: Restore from iTunes and set up as a new phone, then completely load and delete music 3 times. Since there is no way to fully format an iPhone, this method gets rid of any traces of data by writing and rewriting multiple times.
     
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    Sleazy E

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    throw it in the washing machine for about 10 mins. that will clean everything off of it.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Jun 19, 2010
    #4
    General > Erase > All Content and Settings

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2110
     
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    Sleazy E

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    #5
    or you can do that, but the washing machine is a lot less complicated.
     

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