Friend wants to try out my iphone for a day

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by wannabelean, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. wannabelean macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2009
    I told him I'll give it. But I dont want him to see my SMS or contacts. is there a way I can back them up and then clear them on the device and then give it to him? If yes, after he returns it can the backup be restored? How do I go about this guys?


  2. svndmvn Guest

    Nov 6, 2007
    Yes, back up before giving it to him, and cancel any info directly from the iPhone before giving it to him, you can restore from your back-up when he gives it back to you, you'll be able to choose which backup you want to restore from. Just right click on the phone on the left side of iTunes.
  3. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    It really seems like your asking for trouble.

    Not to say your friend is not legit, just that these are the types of situations we usually wind up regretting.
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I would head synth3tik's warning. These situations usually turn bad. He may use it and give it back but there is a chance he may not care for it or there could be an accident and your next thread will be "friend damaged iPhone, should he pay?" The answer to that question is yes, by the way.

    I would not do it. I would let someone see it and such, but I wouldn't let someone just take it for a day.
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Agree with synth3tik and jessica on this.

    If you want to let your friend try it out while you are watching that is one thing. But giving the iPhone to a friend for a day many things can happen of which many are not good.

    Personally, I would not do it.
  6. benflick macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I used to let literally like everybody I know borrow my old iPhone (4gb).
    For me, it depended what kind of friends they are.;)
  7. Ish macrumors 68020


    Nov 30, 2004
    Don't Do It!!!

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  8. RDL macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Harlem World USA
    I don't frequent this site often but it seems to be anti jailbreaking so my suggestion might not be useful or it might be deleted but my advice is to jailbreak your phone and install "Lockdown".

    Before I installed it I hated passing my phone around to people so they could look at it because I knew how easily they could look into my emails, and other personal info so I installed Lockdown now whenever someone clicks my email (or any of the other apps I locked down) they have to type in a password to open it.. basically the same exact thing u have to do on the lockscreen to get into the phone itself if u have password porotect on.

    I find it hard to believe Apple over looked a basic feature like this but I guess they can't get everything right. Thats why jailbreaking exists.

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