iPhone 5 wont reset... tried everything.


macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 26, 2013
Trying to wipe iPhone 5 as i need to sell it, this is normally a simple process.

All it comes up with every time i try and erase content is Verification Failed.

Tried resetting network and settings first, nothing. Tried getting using Wifi, nothing. Tried deactivating find my iPhone and it wont let me...

Seriously wtf lol....

Any help?

Would be much appreciated.


macrumors 601
Jul 24, 2008
Pacific Northwest, US
It sounds like it's the turning off of Find My Phone that's failing. If you are on iOS 7 and successful in wiping it you will still need to successfully enter your credentials for it to be activated again.