Factory Reset doesn't erase everything?

iBlazed

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I erased my iPhone 5 and then restored it to factory settings. I wanted to make sure it was fully erased and reset and disconnected from my iCloud account. But the weirdest thing happened, when I started setting it up of course the first thing it asked for was language and wifi connection. When I tapped my wifi network, it connected to it without even asking for a password. How could this have possibly happened after a factory reset. Shouldn't the phone have completely forgotten the wifi network?
 

bushman4

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Go to Settings> WiFi>click on your Wifi Address then click on the circle with the i inside, next click on 'forget this network. restart your iPhone and do your reset and all will be well.
 

Tobias Funke

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I think its in the cloud.

My home wifi connected on my brand new phone and I never entered it.
 

iBlazed

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I already sold the phone last month, I wish I had taken a screen shot at the time. It not only connected to my network after being restored to factory settings, the little lock icon that is normally next to the name of the network was oddly located somewhere at the edge of the screen, practically off screen and far from where its supposed to be. It was obviously a glitch in the software and all the surrounding networks had their locks in the spot where they're supposed to be.
 
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