Iphone is really a joke!!!!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 12091449, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. 12091449 macrumors newbie

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    I made a really big decision today - to erase all content and settings

    So, i pressed the button, my screen turned into a rotating sign
    i waited 4 hours ,missed hundreds of calls from my family my friend, etc.
    i went to my friend's place for dinner, when i came back home, another 5 hours has gone by
    i looked at my phone, that sign was still spinning,
    so i forced it to reboot by pressing power and home together.

    what i saw after 9 hours waiting was nothing changed, not even a photo was deleted

    WTF? APPLE? what the ***** does this option actually do?
     
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  3. gumbyjunior1 macrumors regular

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    Were you doing this from a computer running iTunes?
     
  4. 12091449 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    from my phone, there is a reset option at the bottom of general settings
     
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  6. 12091449 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeh, I'm about to do that, just don't understand why there is a useless option on iPhone
    after 9 hours waiting , at least some of the contents should have been deleted...
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I've done the erase all contents and settings from within the iPhone every time I go sell them without a hitch, so my guess is yours simply went into a loop or got stuck. Next time don't waste more than 20 minutes and manually reboot.

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    Just because it didn't work in your specific case doesn't make it a useless option :rolleyes:
     
  8. 12091449 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, i was hesitant whether keep waiting after the first hour, so i looked up on apple's website, i saw an answer says, it might take up to a few hours... that's why i wasted hours
     
  9. gumbyjunior1 macrumors regular

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    Would your iPhone happened to be jail broken?
     
  10. 12091449 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    never
     
  11. gumbyjunior1 macrumors regular

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    Hold power and home together for 20 seconds then
     
  12. 12091449 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i will just do it from iTunes

    i was too lazy to plug it into my laptop today
     
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  14. 12091449 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 5S Gold 16GB
    7.0.6 (11B651)
    ME434B/A
    Modem firmware 1.03.02
    bought it on UK Apple online store
     
  15. gumbyjunior1 macrumors regular

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    My own personal opinion here is that I would hate to see you put ios 8 on that.
     
  16. mjschabow macrumors 65816

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    Dude. Put your number on the Do Not Call list.
     
  17. boobie12 macrumors 6502

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    We're you jail broken?
     
  18. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    All that happened is your phone just had a freak glitch. The erase all settings and content doesn't go into effect until after the phone powers down. Your phone got stuck in the powering down portion of the erase all settings and content. But I have a hard time believing it actually ran for 9 hours considering you are probably over exaggerating about missing hundreds of call in 4 hours.
     
  19. CrimsonKnight macrumors 6502

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    Not really a freak glitch. It has happened to me numerous times. Ios 8 is just buggy.
     
  20. 12091449 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hundreds of missed calls was exaggerated, but true on 9 hours, i plunged it in power socket then played a few rounds of league of legends and saw it still resetting itself before i went out
    i didn't know it goes into effect until after phone powers down and i did look up on apple Q&A on its official website found the answer that erase might take a few hours depending on the model, so i thought it was normal
     
  21. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I've erased my iPhone 4 a few times and it took all of s few minutes. Erased my old iPhone 5s and that took the same few minutes. Sounds like what others said a freak glitch.
     
  22. blueroom macrumors 603

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  23. scjr macrumors 68000

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    Yet, he's on iOS 7.
     
  24. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    Probably because of iOS 7.0, it's can be pretty glitchy. You should have at least 7.1. It's much more stable.
     
  25. CrimsonKnight macrumors 6502

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    Not much better.
     

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