erasing iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ravikc, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. ravikc Guest

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    hey guys ..just got the 3g 16..and was gonna give my old iphone to my lil sis ..shes not gonna activate it just wants to use it as a touch...just wanted to know if i format it in the settings do i lose all the apps that ive put on there already as well? im assumin so

    let me know - thanks
     
  2. atluten macrumors 6502

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    Yes, formatting the phone will erase everything. As a reminder, this process will take a couple hours with the 2.0 software.
     
  3. ravikc thread starter Guest

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    hmm

    no way to retain the apps ive purchased?

    is there a way to just clear the emails/contacts/history etc on there
     
  4. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    yeah. just delete the mail accounts and unsync your contacts through itunes.
     
  5. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    You can transfer your apps to your Mac/PC then just sync them to the phone after your restore it. Just like music.
     
  6. ravikc thread starter Guest

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    so if i go to settings and say erase all content and settings

    then resync and add apps that i have on my itunes

    that will work?
     
  7. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Just make sure they are in your iTunes library before you erase the phone and you'll be fine.
     

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