How do I wipe all data from iPhone & Sim card?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by AppleFan360, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    I did a search and I'm still not quite clear how this works.

    I need to wipe all data from my iPhone 2G. Easy enough. From what I understand I can use the "wipe all" function in version 2.0 of the software. It can also be done by restoring the iphone. Correct?

    Now my big question. What happens to the Sim card? Is there data stored on there as well that needs to be deleted?

    The phone has been removed from my AT&T account but the Sim card is still in the phone. I would like to sell the phone but want to make sure everything is wiped clean. I also plan to jailbreak and unlock the iPhone before the sale to increase the value.

  2. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Don't include the sim card when you sell the phone. They can get their own. To wipe it completely "Settings > General > Reset > Erase all content & settings". For a 16GB phone, this should take about 2+ hours. If it doesn't, then it isn't really deleted.

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