How do I completely wipe all my information?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rambwei, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Rambwei macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to exchange it soon and I don't want any information left on it at all. By this I mean that it is not recoverable in any way. Also, if I return it will they cancel my 2 year commitment for free? I only got it like 4 days ago.
     
  2. doodads macrumors 6502

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  3. aphexii macrumors 6502

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    Settings/General/Reset/Erase All Content and Settings

    Keep it mind it will take about an hour.
     
  4. nfg315 macrumors regular

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    once it starts doing that, is it possible to stop it?
     
  5. aphexii macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't want to try. Its formatting the phone, never a good idea to stop mid-process.

    That being said, I don't think you can. Its outside the normal OS itself so there aren't any buttons to press.
     
  6. nfg315 macrumors regular

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    thats what i figured, the only reason i asked is that when i returned my old phone, i set it to format after i was sure i'd get a new one that day, so it wasn't finished when i left the store...i just wanted to know if i should be changing my passwords or if i'm safe in thinking it finished

    what if the battery died before it finished?
     
  7. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    never tried but I would assume the process would start again.
     

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