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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pugnut, Sep 26, 2007.
I am selling one of my iPhone and want to remove the data. How can this be done.
restore in iTunes
Maybe I am doing somthing incorrect.
Ok when I did the restore it put all my contacts and calanders back on the device.
under the "Info" tab in iTunes, deselect your contacts, email, etc...
there are also some options on the iphone under settings to wipe your bookmarks, cache, dictionary, etc..
This is correct...just tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings
Restore, and when it says that it needs to be activated, unplug the phone.
Or pull the SIM card out and restore.
In a similar situation; will the "erase all contents and settings" truly purge all my data? I have all manner of personal information dating back years (from my Outlook sync) as well as credit card & bank data. Would a 2nd hand user be able to retrieve any of this information after this reset? This guy is somewhat tech-savy... Any reassurance and/or warnings would be appreciated.
Who stores credit and bank info in mail??? You are asking for trouble!
How to wipe iPhone
Correction, I have stored information in the form of contact names and numbers (hopefully indiscernible) and I have logged onto secure accounts via Safari, not through email. However, I am sure that at times I probably have received passwords and usernames via email too. Is it reasonable to believe that all of this information will be permanently purged after selecting "erase all contents and settings?" Thanks
Only way to be 100% sure is destroy the memory chips, (melting should do).
But for average user just restoring and deleting in "settings" will do.
Take off and nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
This is why I don't resell my computers or smartphones.
My technology knows way too much about me for me to feel safe giving (selling) it to someone else.
Here is what I do when I need to make sure that no personal data winds up back on the phone following a restore.
I UNPLUG it after the Restore is completed (when you see the Apple).
That way, when I plug it back in, it is detected as a new from the factory phone.
Doesnt take a genius to work out you just restore the phone .........
PLEASE I BEG PEOPLE TO THING BEFORE THEY START THREADS HERE!!!!
seriously the amount of wasted threads here are just getting silly !
I hate that I go to the home screen when I press the home button, instead of going straight to the app I am think of. When will Apple fix this!