Does Applestore delete your old phones data?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Swifter, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Swifter macrumors newbie

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    If I trade my faulty iPhone for a new refurbish one..

    Will they delete all the data on my faulty iPhone? because I got lots of data that I dont want others to have
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Every time I've had a phone replaced, they walk me through the process of deleting the phone.
     
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Well, if it's faulty (have no access) can't user-delete anything.

    I wouldn't worry. Apple is not your fly-by-night operation. *If* they fix the thing they would most likely nuke the whole thing and reload OS from scratch like the new owner would expect them to, no to mention it's easier, why would they spend extra time white-gloving your (and only important to you) data.
     
  4. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure they will wipe the device clean.
     
  5. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    I always make it a point to wipe it on the spot before I leave the store.
     
  6. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    The Apple Store employee should make you do it right in front of him/her. At least that has been my experience.
     
  7. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    I'm usually the one to remind them I want it done
     
  8. macingman macrumors 68020

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    They get you to go settings-general-reset-erase all content and settings before the switch. Probably to keep themselves safe from possible claims of data theft etc. that's in Australia though so policies may vary depending on country. Can't hurt to erase it yourself though. Just make sure you have a backup before going to the store as the Genius Bar doesn't do backups for you.
     

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