Does the Iphone auto-delete content once you've removed your SIM card?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chemistslime, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. chemistslime macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    So today I got my Iphone swapped at the applestore due to battery issues. The thing that worries me is that I don't believe the rep reset the old one. Due to privacy issues, with my numerous contacts and email accounts stored on it, I'm afraid that if it gets into the wrong hands, there might be an "identity-theft" not to mention SPAM issue. So my question is, when I swap the sim cards out, will the Iphone auto-delete it's content to protect the user, in this particular case, me.
  2. sonictonic macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2006
    Central Coast, California
    Before giving back the phone, you should have done a reset and erase all data on the iPhone... If I were you I would go back right now and do it!
  3. Malamutt macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2007
    To answer your question: No removing the sim does not delete the data
    Putting in a new sim in the phone deos not delete the current data

    The only thing removing the sim does is turn off the ATT network access. The email and other features can still be used via WiFi.
  4. AirmanPika macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2007
    Vandenberg AFB, CA
  5. b-real macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    Though that would be a useful idea, there is no auto-delete. Nothing really is saved on your SIM and once it's removed, all your data remains on the phone. I agree with the previous poster, go back to the store ASAP and get it wiped.

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