Factory Reset in Pocket

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by timwooten, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. timwooten macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2012
    My iPhone 5 did a factory reset in my pocket. I was on vacation in Europe and had the phone in Airport Mode. I was using it as my camera and video recorder. It was working fine for a few days. Then when I was in Athens, Greece I reached into my pocket and pulled out my phone to find the "Welcome Screen" I had the pass locked on, and it would erase all data after five attempts. But I was not shown any warning about erasing the data. Loss a bunch of picture, but I will live. I just wondering if anyone had any insight on how this could happen.

    Thanks Tim
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    So in other words you had setup a passcode lock and you set it to erase all after 5 failed password attempts.
    And in your pocket when the screen was on it must have hit a bunch of numbers as wrong passcode attempts an deleted everything.
    I butt dialed and texted many times before too.

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