Help! Gave my iPhone to a friend

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  1. Jodie1987 macrumors regular

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    hi,

    I gave my iPhone to a friend, I erased all content and settings about 5 times before giving it to them, is everything on the device definitely deleted now, also I had Snapchat and instagram on the device before I erased all content and settings will I be signed out of these now on the device?

    The device was a iPhone 4s

    Thanks!
     
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  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If you want to confirm the phone has been removed from your account, log into iCloud.com. The 4s should be removed.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    If You had Snapchat and Instagram on the device, and you erased it five times, those applications would also be deleted with the erase all content and settings.
     
  5. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks another question, I never left the SIM card in the phone but the phone was locked so will texts to the phone number of the SIM cards still be received on the iPhone
     
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Without your personal SIM (that is attached to your account) in the phone, it will not receive texts or calls that you were getting previously. Your friend will have to get a new SIM for his / her own account.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Text messages will go to wherever that SIM card goes. If the same number has been moved to a different SIM (i.e., the one in a new phone) then messages will go nowhere with that old SIM.

    Your friend's messages will go to your old phone because his SIM card will be in it.
     
  8. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok also Im not sure if I had a iCloud account and if I did I didn't remove it, however it was a iPhone 4s and I don't believe it had iOS 10 and when I erased all content and settings on the device nothing showed up asking me to type my iCloud password, if my iCloud account was associated with the phone would I have been asked to enter my password and also are my iTunes Store an App Store accounts removed when I erase all content and settings
     
  9. LoliS macrumors regular

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    If you removed your SIM card, signed out of Find My iPhone, signed out of your Apple ID and did an Erase All Content And Settings then the phone is ready to be activated on someone else's account.
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    There is a reason it's called Erase All Contents and Settings.

    Because, despite the misleading title, it actually does ERASE ALL contents and settings.

    All accounts. All passwords. All network names. All contacts. All phone numbers. All messages. All email accounts. All emails. All browsing history. ALL as in EVERYTHING.

    Unless you give your friend your Apple ID and password there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that friend can do to get or receive any of your past content.

    PS. iCloud has been around in one form or another since iOS 5. It's not exclusive to iOS 10.
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    There is no way that I am aware of, that you can engage the erase all content option without being asked for your iCloud password. All your apps and purchases, are tied to your iCloud account. When you set up your phone to use, you are asked for your iCloud email and password. You had to have an account.
     
  12. Relentless Power, Mar 12, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    You're essentially are asking the same question again, except you're wording it differently. If you Erase all content and settings, the iPhone is factory reset. Period.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The first reply basically covered it all in one word.
     
  14. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok, friend just told me they have been able to get all the pictures I had on the phone before I erased all content and settings, don't know how they have done this but they used a 3rd party program
     
  15. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If you did as talked about early in the thread, there is no way that they could have gotten your photos off the phone, as they were completely erased, along with everything else on the phone.

    Does this friend know your iCloud email and password?
     
  16. C DM, Mar 24, 2017
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    And your "friend" can prove this, as opposed to just saying that?
     
  17. nutriousmitten macrumors regular

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    Sounds like the beginning of some subtle blackmail or extortion attempt on the part of your "friend".
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I call bs on your "friends" claim.
    Unless they had access to your iTunes or iCloud backup.
    If it was erased before there's no current 3rd party software that will retrieve that data back.
    Unless your friend works for the CIA, NSA or top secret government agency.
     
  19. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    This person is not really your friend if they lie like this. Sounds like they are working you over mentally.
     
  20. exi macrumors 6502

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    Hey. Either believe what people are repeatedly telling you here or don't.
     
  21. jabbawok macrumors regular

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    Perhaps you should ask questions like this before selling your phone/battery case.

    Probably worth reading this https://www.apple.com/privacy/government-information-requests/

    In essence your data is encrypted with the passcode you use to unlock your phone so even if you don't erase it, your data is still safe.
    As a previous poster has alluded to, if the FBI can't get data off someone's phone, I doubt your friend can.. unless he somehow has your iCloud login details, and then the data is coming off iCloud, not the phone.

    "Hello,

    I sold my iPhone 6s smart battery case and I never deleted the data of it, does data store on the smart battery case like photos, search history etc?

    Thanks"
     
  22. Stevessvt macrumors 6502

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    I bet the OP didn't do an Erase all content and settings, but just Erase all settings. Wouldn't this explain why the pics are still on the device (if true)?
     
  23. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If she did that, I would think the "friend" would have also mentioned all the apps still being on the phone as well.

    Either...

    1. The OP did as instructed early in the thread and her "friend" is lying (for whatever reason)
    2. The OP did as you state as a possibility, even though she stated she used the erase all content setting 5 times
    3. There is no "friend" and the OP is overly worried and wanted a way to inquire again with the "friend" scenario.

    At this point, who the heck knows what is really going on.
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, obviously nothing is stored there. It's just a battery on a case.
    You can't save data on a battery.
     
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    Chuck Norris can.
     

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