Can I FULLY wipe my 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by nictastic, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. nictastic macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    Newbie so take it easy - I have just upgraded to an iPhone4 and want to sell my old 3GS, but I want to fully wipe the data as you used to be able to do on the 3G, not just wipe the encryption key. Is there any way I can do this?

    Any help much appreciated,

    Nic
     
  2. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

    Crystal-RX

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    Setting/general/reset/Erase all content and settings.
     
  3. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    You can also restore your iPhone and set it up as new.
     
  4. nictastic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Guys,

    All good, but I had heard that on the 3GS both of those just wipe the encryption key, not all the data like on the 3G and before? The process used to take 2 hours on the older iPhones as it literally overwrites the whole disc but now the key just gets destroyed? confused.com . . . .

    Nic
     

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