Deleted Texts/iMessage Access

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  1. ralzdalz3610 macrumors newbie

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    I used to have an iPhone 5. It had a passcode on it. Unfortunately someone close to me plugged my phone in to their laptop, and they had a few different programs which allowed them to pull up all of my phone's history. I don't even know how they did this with my phone locked, but from what I understand it was pretty simple. Messages I had deleted were still there, my Internet history (even though I cleared my search history often), deleted photos, etc. Anything I thought I had deleted, they were able to access. I now have an iPhone 6 and I want to make sure I never have this problem again. I was wondering if I do a reset of the phone, if there is any way to still use a program or when the phone is plugged in, to see anything? On my old phone they were able to pull up "deleted" items but I had never done a reset. I don't have iCloud Drive, and I don't back up my phone (I don't really need to) - I do have an iPad which is connected to my iMessage and the only things I store on iCloud are my e-mail, contacts, reminders (no text or iMessages)



    Hope this is clear. I just want to know if I do a reset of the phone if there is any type of program out there to see my phone's history like they did before. I know I will lose everything if I reset but my contacts are backed up and then I will just have to get my apps again.



    Thanks for the help!


    iPhone 6, iOS 8.3
     
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    AFAIK this is no longer possible via apps like iExplorer and Phoneview because of the "trust this computer" feature added in to iOS 7.

    Doing a restore as new phone will fully purge anything you might be worried about.
     
  3. ralzdalz3610 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. But if they were using their own computer couldn't they just click "trust this computer" ?
     
  4. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Hypothetically yes but choosing trust must happen on your iPhone, if it's locked with a passcode they wouldn't be able to trust the computer.
     
  5. ralzdalz3610 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Right, but last time
    On my last phone I had a passcode and they were able to still get in once it was plugged in. Although it was an iPhone 5 so...?
     
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  7. ralzdalz3610 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't remember. But probably the old one if you're saying it would allow to plug in without a password and now it doesn't?
     
  8. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Yeah that's what I would assume. In the past my computer would load things automatically on connected phones.
    Nice feature for yourself; creepy for your friends.
     
  9. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    You were probably on iOS6.

    In any case, some changes were made starting in iOS7, but even stricter security was placed in iOS8, such that none of those programs work anymore, so long as the phone is locked and the computer not trusted.
     
  10. ralzdalz3610 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good to know. And if I did a hard reset it would definitely not be able to, right?
     
  11. msp3 macrumors member

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    You should consider replacing your "friend" instead. Someone like that should be kept anywhere but close.
     
  12. ralzdalz3610 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What about the one of many programs like this - http://www.imobie.com/support/retrieve-deleted-text-messages-on-iphone.htm

    They claim everything is free game even with iOS 8? In any case would a hard reset still be the safest bet? Thanks.
     

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