How to wipe phone-

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pugnut, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    I am selling one of my iPhone and want to remove the data. How can this be done.
     
  2. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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  3. pugnut thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe I am doing somthing incorrect.

    Ok when I did the restore it put all my contacts and calanders back on the device.
     
  4. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    under the "Info" tab in iTunes, deselect your contacts, email, etc...
     
  5. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    there are also some options on the iphone under settings to wipe your bookmarks, cache, dictionary, etc..
     
  6. Cyclotrode macrumors regular

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    This is correct...just tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings
     
  7. The General macrumors 601

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    Restore, and when it says that it needs to be activated, unplug the phone.

    Or pull the SIM card out and restore.
     
  8. rookie macrumors newbie

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    Reset Confidence

    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.
     
  9. Mydel macrumors 6502a

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    Who stores credit and bank info in mail???:eek: You are asking for trouble!
     
  10. rookie macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  11. Mydel macrumors 6502a

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    Only way to be 100% sure is destroy the memory chips, (melting should do). :rolleyes:
    But for average user just restoring and deleting in "settings" will do.
     
  12. rayward macrumors 65816

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    Take off and nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
     
  13. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    See...
    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.
     
  14. projectle macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  15. thesheephair macrumors member

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    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 !
     
  16. rayward macrumors 65816

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    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!
     

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