Erase ALL content.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KiiD, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. KiiD macrumors newbie

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    Ok so I bought my iPhone 5 today how can I completely erased EVERY LITTLE piece of my information off my iphone4s?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  3. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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  4. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    Most people do Settings -> General -> Reset -> Erase all content and settings. But if you are overly concerned then I would restore in iTunes and set us as a new iPhone.
     
  5. KandyKane macrumors 6502

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    Definatelt turn off iMessage first!

    I did a delete all content AND an iTunes restore and the buyer still got into my iMessage!
     
  6. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Prior to the introduction of iMessage in 2011, it wasn't necessary to do anything other than wipe the iPhone. Now failure to disable iMessage has the potential of being a big problem for the seller to correct. Much easier to just avoid the pitfall.
     
  7. BlueKhufu macrumors regular

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2110

    Erase All Content...

    Devices that support hardware encryption (your 4s): Erases user settings and information by removing the encryption key that protects the data. This process takes just a few minutes.
     

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