How to completely wipe Iphone 3G before sale?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Khabbi, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    Going to sell my Iphone Friday after I pick up my 3GS, what do I need to do to get all of my personal info off of it? What are you guys doing, exactly?

    And after wiping, do I keep my sim or let it go with the phone? My new 3GS should have a sim, so should I keep my old one?

    The wipe will also remove my mobileme info, correct (won't push stuff from my "cloud" to the phone anymore?)

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 604

    jmann

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    Settings>General>Reset>Erase All Contents and Settings, or you can do a restore in iTunes. :)
     
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  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    Can't wait for 3.0, then 3GS!! The anticipation is killing me!! (I HATE waiting, lol)
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Does it matter when you take the sim card out? Should the reset be done with the sim card in the phone old iphone 3g?
     
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    The Californian

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  7. macrumors newbie

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    doesnt removint sim card remove all info and settings?
     
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    jmann

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    No it just, removes the simcard. :p
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    I did a reset on both my phones. Warning message states it will take TWO hours, and it did!
     

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